Corrections dept. According to today’s Boston Globe and other papers, Vivendi is not going to sell off Houghton Mifflin Company. This is good news (I hope). Of course, what huge conglomerates say they’re going to do and what they actually do are two different things (remember the great scene from Wall Street when Charlie Sheen… Continue reading
David Nagel has a very interesting column in Creative Mac. Obviously replying to DV guru Charlie White’s ongoing tests of Intel-based PCs versus Macs when it comes to processing speed. White has shown that the fastest Intel machines render graphics and video (in applications like PhotoShop and After Effects) more quickly than the vaunted Mac.… Continue reading
According to DotcomScoop, “Magazine publisher Ziff Davis is close to filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a report in The New York Times. The filing would not be a surprise considering ZD has been in constant negotiations with its lenders for the past six months. The company is short on cash, long on… Continue reading
NRO’s Victor Davis Hanson has spent a couple of weeks among our European brethren and he has some interesting insights about how the Euros really feel about us…here’s his full take.
Self-publishing pays off. That’s the news from writing newsletter author Moira Allen: She writes: Using the Internet as a marketing tool is beginning to pay big dividends for self-published authors. In the past 18 months, over three dozen self-published novels have been contracted by major houses. St. Martin’s recently awarded hefty advances and full-page ads… Continue reading