Posts tagged Robert Jordan
How dumb and disgraceful the Wheel of Time rights debacle has got
February 17, 2015 | 12:25 pm
The grotesque debacle over the graveyard-slot screening of the Wheel of Time-derived series pilot Winter Dragon on February 9th is escalating into one of the most despicable examples of how Hollywood and rights-mining companies treat creative properties and franchises. Now we have a lawsuit from the originating company, claiming that Robert Jordan's widow Harriet McDougal not only knew about the pilot, despite her denials, but also that she owes them money for the damage inflicted on the project by her statements. Red Eagle Entertainment, the parent behind the production company - whose only website page appears to be a press...
February 7, 2013 | 9:30 am
Bookish has launched with much fanfare. Some good. Some bad. Nate over at The Digital Reader had an amusing look at their terms of service. DBW has three reasons they will succeed and three reasons they will fail. Hedging their bets much? So I decided to try using the site and assess it from a usability perspective. The first thing I tried didn't work out so well. There's a big box in the middle of the page that says "Enter a Book." I assumed I would enter a book title and get some recommendations based on that title. Failing that, I thought at...
E-books pose problems for presenting print reference material, by Greg Seaton
May 4, 2012 | 3:03 am
When my friend Greg Seaton brought up a problem he saw with the way reference material such as maps are presented in e-books, I encouraged him to write his opinions up for TeleRead—and here they are. —C.M. As someone who reads a lot of fiction books, and enjoys a good fantasy novel every now and again, I feel there is a great deal to be said about J.R.R Tolkien. Lord of the Rings has had a lasting effect on the genre. Best known, of course are the fantasy races other authors have used again and again. However,...