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"In my experience, based on women as friends, quite a bit of this so-called "gender divide" is actually "gender choice." Women typically value different things than men and, as a result, make different choices about their lives. Smartphones, for instance, have become heavy, clunky things ill-adapted to smaller female hands. The real coercion that's going on is being done by those who regard the adult male as the Ideal Human and attempt to force everyone else ..."

Michael W. Perry on "The curious case of the developing world's smartphone gender gap - Posted on March 3, 2015


"Please, Teleread, if I wanted this sort of story, I'd pick up a tabloid at the supermarket. As the header at the top of this page describes, Teleread is about: "News and views e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics." Gossip, mostly negative, about Patterson, Dash or whoever, doesn't belong here. There must be author gossip websites. Let those stories go there. Keep the focus on digital publishing and distribution, including libraries. In addition, anger, envy, resentment, or ..."

Michael W. Perry on "Stacey Dash and the incredible non-existent publishing scandal - Posted on March 3, 2015


"@Greg M, yes and no on who does who. I agree that those types of crossovers only appeal to a particular audience. However, I have discovered new works through crossover fanfictions, so they can appeal to someone who is already a fan of one property who is willing to be introduced to another. Kris Rusch recently reviewed a book called Faceoff which is a series of short stories where selected thriller writers did cross over ..."

Juli Monroe on "Morning Links: Is your business a hobby? Konrath on copyright - Posted on March 3, 2015


"I'm not especially fond of the current life plus seventy copyright laws, but I'm equally unimpressed by some of Konrath's reasons. I don't give a shite how badly he'd love to write stories about Hulk vs. Superman or Batman cornholing Robin or the Creature from the Black Lagoon doing Cthulhu knows what with Swamp Thing. I could not care less. I know this type of writing is popular with some readers, but ..."

Greg M. on "Morning Links: Is your business a hobby? Konrath on copyright - Posted on March 2, 2015


"It's amazing that college bookstores have hung on as long as they have. Some call themselves a college store to emphasize the fact that they sell many other things besides textbooks. The advantage of being in an inelastic market (rising costs don't cause commensurate declines in demand) is largely responsible for that longevity. Ultimately, though, they have no future. The market for textbooks is ripe for change. On the one hand, we have the open textbook ..."

Frank Lowney on "Barnes & Noble separates its college business - Posted on February 28, 2015


"I like this ranty side of you. I think the purpose of embargos is to get a bunch of sites buzzing on the same day, which will in turn hopefully get even more sites to pick up on the story. I rarely report on embargoed news on good e-reader. Its just marketing ploys. "

michael kozlowski on "I am so embargoed! And Berry underimpressed - Posted on February 28, 2015


"If I'd had the history of legal nightmares Amazon has, I'd be hypervigilant also. They were sued by Apple for creating the "Amazon App marketplace," and it was a ridiculous suit that went on far too long (really -- was anyone going to mistake the Amazon App marketplace for Apple's App Store?). Luckily, someone got hold of a transcript of phone call between Steve Jobs and some stakeholders or board members, in which he repeatedly used ..."

Lawri Williamson on "Amazon trademark controversy: The company's side, as unofficially presented by Paul Biba---TeleBlog regular and corporate lawyer - Posted on February 28, 2015


"Code for 3 mo free trial still worked on 2/28/15. Thanks! "

Aimee on "Want to try Scribd free for 3 months? - Posted on February 28, 2015


"Four surprising omissions, all short story collections that are excellent examples of weird fiction, immediately come to mind: Ana Kai Tangata by Scott Nicolay Burnt Black Suns by Simon Strantzas The Lord That Came at Twilight by Daniel Mills The Untold Tales of Ozman Droom by Robin Spriggs I could list at least half a dozen others, but maybe I should just start my own awards organization instead. It couldn't be any more meaningless than the rest. "

Gene on "Old Horror versus New Horror? - Posted on February 27, 2015


"@Kimberly, you're welcome! "

Juli Monroe on "Turning off WiFi on Kindle Paperwhite - Posted on February 27, 2015


"Keep one's mind open to the possibilities is my point. There are a lot of good writers on this list. Additionally, there were things I wished had made it, too, and yes, awards are essentially meaningless, but to whine about it is silly. It seems from my reading that people really want a sort of confirmation bias about what they like. If that's the case, join the org (HWA) and exert some influence is all ..."

Jason V Brock on "Old Horror versus New Horror? - Posted on February 27, 2015


"The appropriate links for the HD+ are contained within this guide, which I also linked from within the article. "

Chris Meadows on "How to upgrade the Nook HD to Kit Kat with Cyanogenmod - Posted on February 27, 2015


"Thanks for publishing these directions.. My Nook HD+ has been lagging for awhile, and google led me here.. my question for you is, could post the necessary download links for the Nook HD+?? "

Karl on "How to upgrade the Nook HD to Kit Kat with Cyanogenmod - Posted on February 26, 2015


"The Beautiful Thing that Awaits Us All actually won the Bram Stoker Award for best collection last year... http://www.horror.org/stokers2014/stokers.html "

Robert S. Wilson on "Old Horror versus New Horror? - Posted on February 26, 2015


"My Kindle paperwhite is blocked, there's no way to unblock. I've pushed for more than 30sec. the on-off button but nothing happened. What else can I do? thanks Regards Anna Maria "

Anna Maria on "Kindle start-up screen - Posted on February 26, 2015


"I tend to agree about the marked lack of some authors and styles or sub-genres. I may be way off base here, but I have a feeling it relates in part to the general perception of Horror genres by the so called literary elite. For years and years Horror has been looked down on by some believing it is not' literature' in any way. You see this kind of ...hmmm...discrimination everywhere. Libraries, book stores, etc. ..."

brett on "Old Horror versus New Horror? - Posted on February 26, 2015