Posts tagged pizza
Ozarks Literacy Council hosts fundraising pizza feed
January 30, 2011 | 3:34 pm
Pizza and literacy. When you think of one, you naturally think of the other. Well, all right, maybe not under normal circumstances, but the local Ozarks Literacy Council has a yearly “Pizza Bowl” event to raise money for its operation, and I will be attending the 12th annual event this year. The event takes place on Tuesday, February 1, from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., at the Ramada Oasis Convention Center in Springfield, Missouri. I attended once before, a few years ago, and found it quite enjoyable. There is an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet, supplied with pies from several different vendors...
Michael N. Marcus: Ugliness of e-book formatting bleeding over into print books
November 1, 2010 | 2:52 pm
Michael N. Marcus, who I mentioned a few days ago when Amazon subsdiary CreateSpace refused to print his book because it mentioned Amazon (they subsequently called him to apologize and let him know that was a mistake) has written a post comparing books vs. e-books to craft vs. chain pizza. The analogy is made on the basis of typographical matters and quality. After painstakingly examining a 318-page book he’s publishing line by line to make sure that word spacing, hyphenation, and so forth look as good as possible on the page, he received a copy of Dan...