If you visited Google today, you may have noticed the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle logo. Doyle is a personal hero of mine. He would have been 147 today. Besides the obvious- he’s the greatest mystery writer to ever live, and the inventor of the true modern mystery novel (forget Poe)- Doyle also led an amazing […]
Eeek! I’ve been away for over a week (rhyme not intended). Here are some of the things I’ve been up to since I’ve been gone: * On Sunday, three years to the day of the launch of Moorelies.com, I re-launched by TV/Video/DVD blog, Network Landscape. Check it out, and if you’re interested in covering online […]
Wildly popular software firm 37Signals is earning much press– predictably, some of the nicest is their own ;)- for the success of their latest book, Getting Real. If you haven’t heard, Real is a book on project management, software development, and business tips for the Web 2.0 era. To their credit, the self-publishing model has […]
“A return to some sort of balance, in which the world looks a bit more like the eighteenth century than the twentieth, is likely to be a good thing.” So says Glenn Reynolds, perhaps better known as InstaPundit, in the conclusion of his new book, An Army of Davids (view it on Amazon.com). While that […]
The night before my book came out, Glenn Reynolds linked to it and drove its Amazon rank from around 12,000 down the mid-hundreds. Two days later, his links again propelled the book, this time all the way to #4. Of course, I can’t return the favor, but the least I can do is link to […]
A few books I’ve read in the past couple weeks: Son of Fletch, Gregory McDonald – Fletch returns, this time to help his newly discovered son. Pretty good stuff. B- Fletch Reflected, Gregory McDonald – Fletch is back again, or actually, Fletch’s son Jack Faoni is, but it’s hard to tell the difference in this […]
To be honest, I think it’s getting past time for somebody to infuse some much-needed skepticism into Malcolm Gladwell‘s writing. As much as I love and respect Gladwell’s writing- his book, The Tipping Point, is one of my all-time favorites- he’s coasted far too long on an overwhelmingly unchecked public image. Call me cynical, but […]
Thanks to my affiliation with the Media Bloggers Association (disclosure: I am a board member and web developer) and the organization’s book review copy distribution program, I came home the other day to find a free copy of Ben Hammersley’s new book, Developing Feeds with RSS and Atom, waiting for me. I’ve only glanced at […]
I am reading On Writing.
“My Life” has slipped from the top spot on Amazon.com for the first time in weeks. And Drudge is reporting that the book – which will presumably claim the top spot at the NY Times Bestseller list again the week – moved around 85,000 this week, down from over 100,000 last.