Posts Tagged: Opinion

Is It Right To Get Hellish?

February 20, 2015 Opinion 1

LITM has been pretty quiet due to Boston turning to ice and the release of That Movie. I haven’t read a single page in weeks. It’s difficult to ignore the promotional tie ins and chatter. When I was living in an… Read more »

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An Open Letter To Authors United

An Open Letter To Authors United

September 15, 2014 Opinion 10

Hi, I know Open Letters are completely obnoxious. But it seems to be the preferred method of negotiation in this latest dispute between Amazon and Publishing. Out of the dozens of authors I’ve read on the Authors United signature sheet two of you… Read more »

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Books And Their Covers

Books And Their Covers

September 7, 2014 Opinion 24

If I ran publishing there would be no cover art. Every year authors would receive a Pantone Grid with this year’s cover colors clearly marked off. Readers would know if a book was new by it’s Pantone year. (Love Angsty… Read more »

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The Merits of Ethnic Tagging

July 19, 2014 Opinion 24

Earlier this week I asked how we should tag books where both leads are considered white. (I say considered because race is a social construct.) Ridley and Rameau find the tags useful for finding non-white reads. (Beks didn’t weigh in as she… Read more »

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Obligatory #RT14 Recap Post

Obligatory #RT14 Recap Post

May 25, 2014 Opinion 17

If you’ve been on Twitter at all in the past week, you’ve undoubtedly seen links to dozens of posts recapping last week’s RT Booklover’s Convention. I flew down to New Orleans to attend RT for the first time this year,… Read more »

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Why We Need A Black Mad Men

Why We Need A Black Mad Men

May 11, 2014 Opinion 7

Mad Men is a brilliant show about whiteness. Much in the same way George R.R. Martin considers rape historically accurate in a show about dragons, Matthew Weiner considers the near invisibility of minorities historically accurate in a show about American advertising…. Read more »

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