April 17th, 2009

Will long-form journalism survive?

These days, paper is being replaced by pixels. A NY Times Magazine editor muses on what this means for long-form journalism here. “A typical cover story in the Times Magazine, when you add up what we pay the author and what the expenses for travel are - -and this leaves out the editing and fact-checking costs, the photography, and so on - - the tally is north of $40,000, and often, if a war zone is involved, considerably more. Do we still have the time to report and read such pieces? And will we have the money? If the reader is an on-line reader, paying nothing, who is going to foot the bill?”



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A children’s book editor looks at reviews

I have gotten starred reviews and really mocking, mean reviews in my time. Sometimes for the same book.

A children’s book editor says that good reviews are good – but that no one pays attention to bad reviews except the author.

Gosh, I hope he/she is right! But it makes sense - that we have the bandwidth to remember outstanding books, but not to make note of books that aren't supposed to be outstanding.

Read more
here.



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Wowsers! We're getting an audiobook!

I only heard about this a few days ago, but I guess when the iron is hot they can strike really fast. Because Face of Betrayal is going to an audio book!

In fact, they've already finished the recording! Pam Turlow was the reader, who’s also done Kiss by Ted Dekker. You can hear a sample of her work on Face of Betrayal: here.

The thing is, it was too freaky hearing her read it. I could only listen to the first two sentences.

Do you think that's normal?



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