Morning Links: Freelance Scramble. Blueprint for digital afterlife

By Joanna Cabot
April 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Freelance Scramble Part Three: The Unthinkable (Kristine Kathryn Rusch) The freelance scramble happens when the cash doesn’t flow the way that a writer expects it too. Longtime freelancers have [...]

London Book Fair introduces cross-media business matching

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

The London Book Fair has issued a statement about its first “Creative Industries Day,” designed to create partnerships “to open up new rights opportunities for publishers at the [...]

How dumb and disgraceful the Wheel of Time rights debacle has got

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

The grotesque debacle over the graveyard-slot screening of the Wheel of Time-derived series pilot Winter Dragon on February 9th is escalating into one of the most despicable examples of how Hollywood [...]

Clive Barker’s Imajica to be televised

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 25, 2014 // 1 Comment

According to a podcast from movie industry commentary series Hollywood Babble-On, as relayed by the JoBlo Movie Network, Clive Barker’s Imajica is to be adapted for television by Josh Boone, [...]

Creative Skillset funds training in Scotland for Gaelic scriptwriters

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

Normally I might be skeptical of funding initiatives from industry insider groups like the UK’s Creative Skillset, “the industry skills body for the Creative Industries,” especially [...]

Don’t be ‘That Guy’

By Chris Meadows
June 2, 2014 // 1 Comment

Over the last few days, someone on one of the forums I frequent has started screaming bloody murder about a Kindle technical problem. I’m not going to say who or where (and I’d ask that any [...]

How TV is Looking to Novelists for Inspiration

By a TeleRead Contributor
March 27, 2014 // 2 Comments

By Miles Young Game of Thrones. The Walking Dead; if you’ve ever had trouble tearing yourself away from one of these hot TV programs, you understand why critics call today’s menu of [...]

Thirty years of time shifting: The Supreme Court decision legalizing the VCR

By Chris Meadows
January 18, 2014 // 1 Comment

Today marks an important anniversary for our digital media era—an era that couldn’t have been foreseen thirty years ago, but nonetheless relies to a very great extent on a legal decision exactly [...]

Weaponized libraries and the delights of 50 years of Doctor Who

By libertyc
November 26, 2013 // 8 Comments

You would have to have had your awareness sucked dry by memory-devouring aliens The Silence not to realize that this weekend marked the fifthieth anniversary of classic British science fiction TV [...]

Amazon data mining to find customer tastes

By libertyc
November 3, 2013 // 1 Comment

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting piece on Amazon’s original television programming pilot selection process, in which it winnowed down a long list of pilots using user ratings and feedback [...]

Morning Roundup: Spain's anti-piracy laws, religion publishing; more

By libertyc
September 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

Don’t Price Your eBook at $1.99 (GigaOM) Evidence from Kobo’s self-publishing platform, Writing Life, suggests that $1.99 is a bad price for ebooks. That’s corroborated by recent data from [...]

Cord cutting snips the reality-TV noose

By libertyc
August 10, 2013 // 6 Comments

From Techdirt comes yet another bulletin about the phenomenon of cord cutters—this rising demographic is, well, continuing to rise. From the article: The pool of potential customers has risen with [...]

Morning Roundup: A game of piracy under the dome

By libertyc
August 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

Google Now Selling & Renting Textbooks in Google Play Books (The Digital Reader) Many colleges are going to start in the next few weeks, and Google is ready for them. I’ve just learned that the [...]

The 'Future' of Entertainment Looks a Lot Like 1995

By libertyc
July 21, 2013 // 4 Comments

This weekend, we hit a milestone in my household: the Beloved finally got sick enough of the limited selection on flat-rate Netflix to venture into the pay-per-movie world of the iTunes Store, which [...]

Veronica Mars Novels to Follow Kickstarted Movie

By libertyc
July 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

This is the kind of media circle of life I like to see: GalleyCat is reporting that Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas plans to release some Veronica Mars novels as a follow-up to the upcoming [...]

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