- Loving @EleanorCattons Booker Prize-winning novel The Luminaries. #books #authors 2 months ago
- STILL trying to finish The Interestings. Unfortunate title. Paintdryings might have been more accutate. #fridayreads 4 months ago
- Feel like Dan Dare lies down? Strange & great 80s #bowie vids on tap. davidbowie.com/vision http://t.co/aeosv8PxoT 7 months ago
- @Nick7Houghton not much really, not that one anyway, he's good tho 11 months ago
- The problem with #charity dorianthornley.com/2013/03/01/net… 1 year ago
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Author Archives: dorian thornley
NPR article. “Five major publishers were accused of colluding with one another and Apple.” http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/07/11/201042249/book-news-evidence-overwhelming-in-apple-price-fixing-case About these ads
In the run up to Christmas 2011, in a moment of weakness and against my better judgement, I opened my checkbook and actually Gave To Charity. I fell for it because it was a children’s charity. My thinking is that … Continue reading
Apple, publishers agree to settle EU e-book price-fixing inquiry.
Great article on Amazon & Publishing. Steve Wasserman May 29, 2012 | This article appeared in the June 18, 2012 edition of The Nation. The Amazon Effect | The Nation.
We all have that one irrational thing that just scares the living crap out of us. Or that one irritant that gives us the keebles so bad, we’d do anything to get away from it. Winston Smith was petrified of … Continue reading
I moved into my new place in Washington Heights a few years back. The building on the next block, facing Broadway, is one of those massive, featureless apartment buildings with permanent scaffolding all around and a heavy rotation of store fronts. On the corner there … Continue reading
I remember exactly the hour that I abandoned my childhood dream of becoming a Biology teacher, because it began as the most boring hour of my life thus far and ended with Norman’s famous outburst. It was double ‘A’ Level … Continue reading
It used to be that if you couldn’t get your novel published it was because you probably couldn’t write very well. Discerning editors at the big publishing houses stood between you and the reading public, wading through and rejecting the trite, the clunky and the … Continue reading