Archive for the ‘Everything Else’ Category

Interview with Leo King

Posted: 4th August 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Authors, Everything Else, Grey Gecko Press
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My friend (and fellow Gecko) Leo King got interviewed over at Anakalian Whims.

Cheever Books

Posted: 21st July 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Everything Else

My friend A. K. Klemm is the author of a great novella, “The Bookshop Hotel,” which had me wanting to build the bookstore she describes just so I could live/work there. Seriously, it’s great, and you should totally buy it (online from a local bookstore, naturally). In the meantime, check out her review (first in […]

Amanda Palmer, musician, artist, internet pioneer and wife of the nerd-god Neil Gaiman, has had some choice words for her labels and detractors over the years. In this TED talk, she explains why she advocates piracy and the “pay what you want” model. This presents an interesting idea for publishing, too, or really any sort […]

I signed the petition that Gaughran talks about in this piece, authored in part by one of the most knowledgeable authors out there on the publishing industry, Hugh Howey.

There are LOTS OF SPOILERS for Transformers: Age of Extinction in this post, just as an FYI. I know it’s foolish of me to even bother trying to analyze the writing of a director who tells his scriptwriters to “just write ‘Action Sequence’ and I’ll handle the rest.” Or who’s said “I make movies for teenage boys” in […]

From the NY Times: Richard Matheson, whose novels, short stories, screenplays and teleplays drew the blueprints for dozens of science fiction and horror movies and television shows, died on Sunday at his home in Calabasas, Calif. He was 87. I’ve been a fan of I Am Legend and Matheson in general for many, many years, and I […]

I Thought I Might Open a Bookstore…

Posted: 20th June 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Everything Else
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…until I read a post by jlasthre from Salon that is sadly no longer available. Fortunately, thanks to the fine folks over at The Wayback Machine, I was able to find the text, reposted in its entirety. 25 Things I learned From Opening a Bookstore 1.  People are getting rid of bookshelves.  Treat the money […]

News on My Amtrak Residency Application

Posted: 19th June 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Everything Else
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As some or many of you may remember, I applied earlier this year to be a part of Amtrak’s “Writer Residency” program. Finalists (of which there are apparently only 24) are provided with fully-paid accomadations on a selected route on one of their lines, and are expected to write/tweet/blog about their journey. Obviously, this is […]

My ‘New Release’ Mailing List

Posted: 18th June 2014 by Jason Kristopher in Everything Else
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I hate spam. I’m guessing so do you. But I know that most folks can’t be bothered to check or read my blog every day or every time I post something new… which will, on occasion, be about new releases. So I’ve created a ‘New Release’ mailing list. Here’s the skinny: No spam. Just new […]

This partial list is from a post of the same title on Tom Basson’s blog; my comments, however, are my own. 2. Don’t check your email first thing in the morning. I’m not sure I could do that. As the owner of a company, as well as being a Content Developer for a major computer […]