Rose Garden Incident – Book 2 – Media Frenzy – Review

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Rose Garden Incident – Book 2 – Media Frenzy – Review
  Dear Reader, This post is mainly a review of Book 2 of Michal Hiebert’s excellent serial thriller ‘The Rose Garden Arena Incident’ (subtitled ‘Media Frenzy‘ – cover image above). But before that, I wish to bring your attention to the 1st of the  7-part thriller titled ‘The Rose Garden Arena Incident’ (subtitled ‘Mosh Pit’), by the award-winning author. […]
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3 Romances To Remind You That Love Is All Around — All Year Long

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3 Romances To Remind You That Love Is All Around — All Year Long
Sure, it’s Valentine’s Day — the day we set aside for flowers, chocolates, wine and declarations of love. But love is more than one day, so here are three romances you can enjoy any time of year. (Image credit: Mareike Standow/EyeEm/Getty Images)
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Amazon to Open Bookstore in San Francisco Suburb, Unstore in Cleveland

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Amazon to Open Bookstore in San Francisco Suburb, Unstore in Cleveland
There’s no mention on Amazon’s website but it seems the retailer is planning to open its next Amazon Books location in Walnut Creek, Calif.: Following the departure of Barnes & Noble last year and the demise of several chain and independent bookstores in the city over the decades, online giant Amazon is planning a brick-and-mortar […]
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Apple to Publishers, Authors: No MFN Enforcement in Canada Until 2020

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Apple to Publishers, Authors: No MFN Enforcement in Canada Until 2020
Last month’s settlement between the Canadian Competition Bureau, Apple, and 3 trade publishers has attracted little press attention, so there’s a good chance that more than a few publishers and authors don’t know the terms of the settlement. Apple informed its suppliers today that for the next three years it is giving up the option […]
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Author Philip Pullman Announces A Follow-Up Trilogy To 'His Dark Materials'

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Author Philip Pullman Announces A Follow-Up Trilogy To 'His Dark Materials'
The British author talked to NPR about The Book of Dust, his return to the world of Lyra Belacqua and armored bears, the first volume of which will be published in October. (Image credit: Max Nash/ASSOCIATED PRESS)
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A list of things you can control right now

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A list of things you can control right now
You can’t control what the stock market does, who the President is, or what your partner wants to do with their life. So why not focus your energy on stuff you can control? From Lori Deschene at Tiny Buddha, a list of 50 Things You Can Control Right Now. Here are some that jumped out […]
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Why Audiobooks Are the Digital Book Format With the Most Growth Potential

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Why Audiobooks Are the Digital Book Format With the Most Growth Potential
The book publishing industry is prone to fads and obsessions. If it’s not Pottermore and direct sales, it’s hybrid authors, or book bundling, or subscription ebook services, or coloring books. Many of these fads have come to naught, but the latest obsession – audiobooks – could prove to be the next explosively popular digital book […]
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How to Fall Back in Love with Writing

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How to Fall Back in Love with Writing
How to Fall Back in Love with Writing 83 Goins, Writer by Jeff Goins It will happen. Eventually. You’ll do something you love, and after awhile, you’ll forget why you started. You’ll build a platform that’s successful, and it won’t matter. You’ll grow to resent the thing that brought you so much attention. You’ll find yourself writing […]
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How ‘creative AI’ can change the future of music for everyone

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How ‘creative AI’ can change the future of music for everyone
Do you think you can tell a piece of music composed by artificial intelligence (AI) from one created by a human composer? Before you read any further, let’s find out. The following audio consists of two fragments, one written by AI, the other by a human. So, which one’s which? Reveal the answer by following […]
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Here’s why so many of your Windows drivers are from 2006

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Here’s why so many of your Windows drivers are from 2006
If you’re a long time Windows user reading a tech blog, chances are you’ve had to mess around with drivers in the Device Manager at some point. You might’ve noticed something peculiar – Microsoft’s drivers are from 2006. Specifically, June 21, 2006. Surely Microsoft has updated drivers since then, right? After all, most of the […]
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Prince’s music finally returns to streaming services this Sunday

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Prince’s music finally returns to streaming services this Sunday
Music fans missing the late singer Prince, rejoice! On Sunday, some of his music finally returns to popular music streaming sites. Starting on February 12 – also the date of the Grammys – Prince’s music will be available through a number of streaming services. Among those confirmed are Spotify, iHeartRadio, Apple Music, Amazon Music, and […]
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