Of the many issues highlighted by the recent launch of pay-to-publish divisions by two major commercial publishers (Harlequin Enterprises’ DellArte Press–nee Harlequin Horizons–and Thomas Nelson’s West Bow Press), one of the most interesting, to me, is how blurred the distinction between self-publishing and vanity publishing has become.
So what is Pragmatics? Basically, it deals with those areas of meaning which aren’t really meaning. What does that mean? It deals with implications (in the lingo, “implicature”), and with presuppositions, and with using language to do things rather than just send messages.
One of the most common pieces of advice for new writers is “Keep your seat in the chair.” The downside is that it becomes all too easy to sit at the desk for hours without moving. This can lead to stiffness and circulation issues even with an ergonomically correct desk and chair. Ergocise.com is a program which pops up a reminder to stretch at pre-set intervals.
Good post which goes through the math on what it would take to break even with Harlequin's DellArte. http://is.gd/56Yrq #
The SFWA Western Regional Business meeting is at 10 am in the Hawthorne room at #orycon. # Welcome to SFWA's newest Active member, Kenneth Shufeldt author of "Genesis" from Tor. #
Congratulations to David D. Levine (@daviddlevine) whose collection, "Space Magic" has just received the Endeavor award. #
@Gravedom We don't maintain a list like that, but if you search our directory you can see members who are agents & members' agents. in reply to Gravedom #
Nearing midnight on Monday, November 23rd, super fan Brian C. of Portland, Oregon armored up for the imminent release of Plague Zone, the third title in Jeff Carlson’s internationally acclaimed sci fi thriller series. “Cam Najarro is my personal Harry Potter,” said Brian C., referring to the hero in the Plague novels. Why did Mr. C arrive at […]
Norilana Books is proud to present Mansfield Park and Mummies: Monster Mayhem, Matrimony, Ancient Curses, True Love, and Other Dire Delights by Jane Austen and Vera Nazarian, a hilarious “comedy of monsters and manners.” This stylish and clever parody of the Austen classic Manfield Park, comes complete with “scholarly” Footnotes that harangue the reader, amazing […]