1. George Kaplan
    July 17, 2013

    Yes! The technological side of things is exciting and it opens up new vistas, however away from the digital publishing aspects of the article, I’m struck by the extremely intelligent Mr Bearman making a very silly comment: I mean surely it didn’t take Argo’s success for him to realize that Hollywood sometimes finds non-fiction appealing or that films can increase awareness of books or writers?! All the President’s Men, Saturday Night Fever, Primary Colors, JFK… Not to downplay his achievement and the whole epublishing revolution is fantastic but *Come On*, Mr B! In his defence perhaps he was just trying to promote this new super-cheap initiative! Tsk. Ain’t I a stinker?! I wish him luck even if I find his “revelations” obvious. 😉

    • July 18, 2013

      I should have included more of the article that talked about the autonomy of the author and the equal share Mr. Bearman has in the proceeds from the publication of his material – this was UNHEARD of in previous dealings with studios and publishers.

  2. July 17, 2013

    Dearest V
    Very interesting, very interesting indeed.
    I have been wondering for some time whether ultimately the internet will see the return of the serialised novel as a truly commercial venture (I know they are out there) but imagine something on the scale of Dickens’.
    How much more courageous if JKR had gone with this over the ‘anonymous’ (eyebrow raised) route as a means to launch her new work.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • July 18, 2013

      Why, Mr. Dandy –
      I perceive of something Dickensian going on at your weblog… How fascinating!

  3. July 17, 2013

    Very interesting! Thanks for the info. The genre goes way back – I’m old enough to remember “Z,” 1969, which was even more riveting than Argo.

    • July 18, 2013

      My film professors loved “Z” and “The Battle of Algiers” — I have forgotten them both, but I will have to review!

  4. July 17, 2013

    it’s all Very Exciting.


    • July 18, 2013

      Yes! We love a story about writers wresting control. 🙂

  5. Heather in Arles
    July 18, 2013

    Loved this and the comments as well. Good thoughts to munch on.
    I am back from a few days away and I see I have much to read here at Beguiling… 🙂
    Wouldn’t miss it for the world!

    • July 18, 2013

      We dropped by a wedding and a concert under the stars in beautiful Provence – lovely – and thanks!

      • Heather in Arles
        July 18, 2013

        Oh you did, did you? Right back at ya for the merci…

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