Turn your laptop on its side, and hold it like a hardcover book. It works much better than you’d think, particularly with one of the unibody MacBooks.
The 2.3 software update adds pdf support for older Kindles, but it’s not as excellent for screenplays as you’d hope.
For newcomers, I can offer a bit of a summary
Todd Sklar is back with Range Life, taking eight indies on tour around the country.
I twittered about it while it was happening, but if you missed it, author Steve Hely gave a nice interview on NPR’s Fresh Air this afternoon.
A new online anthology features short stories written by top screenwriters.
We’ve got a winner and a slew of honorable mentions in the Superheroic Scene Challenge.
The Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal on the Cablevision case, allowing the Second Circuit Court’s decision to stand. Cablevision can begin introducing its service.
Indies have high per-screen averages because they’re on so few screens, not despite it.
NPR’s All Things Considered tonight has a piece by Alex Cohen about how artists use Twitter, including me with my short story The Variant.
This comes from Greeks, a comedy I never finished — and barely started, honestly. It’s set in ancient times, and would have retold several of the great myths in significantly less epic ways.
How many books does Amazon sell on Kindle each day? Is there a classic long tail — and is it even worth being on it? Amazon is incredibly opaque with the details, even when you’re publishing on their system.
I really had no idea what people were getting paid for short stories, so I asked Matt to dig up some numbers.
The NY Times has an article today about The Variant, the Kindle, and my Twitter followers.
My short story has been on the market for a week. As promised, here’s an update on how the 99-cent experiment has gone.
Some readers had questions they didn’t get to ask on the call-in show last night, so I answered them this morning.
The present progressive tense can be your friend.
I asked Adam Davis, a young alum from Drake University, to write about his first year starting out in Hollywood. He’s back with a follow-up.
In a precautionary move to ward off pirates, Paramount supplied only dubbed prints of “Monsters vs. Aliens” to Russian and Ukrainian theaters.
In February, I linked by Eric Morris about pervasive Los Angeles transportation myths. Here’s a follow-up.
Following up on my post about getting your kid into preschool, a reader tipped me off to an upcoming documentary on the subject.
I’ve been asking around to find more information about studios’ anti-piracy efforts.
Nearly every browser lets you “View Source,” showing how the page was constructed…up to a point.
Kindle 2: great for books, but not ready for screenplays.
Matt gives the full report from a WGA panel about the film industry.