Net Publishing Made Profitable

The books are written by a small stable of independent authors, who receive 50 percent royalties, a rate unheard of in traditional publishing. Edited collaboratively over the Net, the books are published “within moments of going to press” as small, downloadable PDF files. Costing $5 or $10, the books come with free updates for readers — the electronic equivalent of second and third editions. The books are nicely laid out…

Blast from the Past

Blast from the Past (Jerz’s Literacy Weblog) I just got an e-mail from someone I knew in elementary school. She and I were often rivals for class reading contests and vocabulary quizzes and such. I remember her as mature and well above my own lowly social status. But I always thought she was nice, and often wondered what became of her. She says she had a dream the other night, in…