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she read it on her Blackberry, in New York. The first hundred pages. And then she said

in Swedish. We missed on that one. Because we don’t read Swedish

do you understand how the agent gets paid? Do you understand what a commission is

no not a birthday party. The pub’s birthday party. It’s turning two today

plot-driven narratives. I appreciate beautiful writing, I really do. But on the other hand

the buyer for Waterstones will take it in his hands and say “You think I can charge £7.99 for

handling the archive, even though most of it is out of copyright, still has made that place what

three Martini lunches. But the work is social, it’s about networking. People in my home town

the most beautiful words in the business are “first novel by an eighteen year old.” After all

the jacket listed the wrong characters. I mean had their names wrong, all of them. So I

about the death of publishing, about the end of book stores. But twenty years ago

Written by adswithoutproducts

October 26, 2010 at 11:50 am

Posted in overheard, publishing

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  1. For the lack of an iTab
    the book was lost


    October 26, 2010 at 12:17 pm

  2. i like this. aggregate poetics.


    October 26, 2010 at 5:33 pm

  3. Ain’t this aggregate enough for you?

    And now for some serious compliments here: were it not for the mention of a Blackberry at the very beginning, I”m sure I could have mistaken it for a quotation of Underworld.


    October 26, 2010 at 7:12 pm

  4. Hi ads,

    Rather a strange tone here in the waste land, er, your former home land today…

    but all the little dancing Blackberrys are happy.


    November 3, 2010 at 5:11 pm

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