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by marilyn peake
April 27th, 2010, 2:07 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: IBM nanotechnologists create smallest 3D map of Earth
Replies: 4
Views: 961

Re: IBM nanotechnologists create smallest 3D map of Earth

Nathan,

I hadn’t thought of it that way. LOL. The article also says, “...they also carved out a 25-nanometer tall model of the Matterhorn. A nanometer, of course, is one-billionth of a meter, so that's a 1:5 billion scale nano-mountain.” I think I could climb that Matterhorn!
by marilyn peake
April 26th, 2010, 8:27 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: IBM nanotechnologists create smallest 3D map of Earth
Replies: 4
Views: 961

IBM nanotechnologists create smallest 3D map of Earth

This is amazing! IBM nanotechnologists have created a 3D map of the world that's so tiny, approximately 1,000 of these maps can fit on a single grain of salt. Article and video at BoingBoing: http://www.boingboing.net/2010/04/26/ib ... um=twitter
by marilyn peake
April 25th, 2010, 1:49 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Article in The New Yorker about Publishing Industry
Replies: 1
Views: 695

Article in The New Yorker about Publishing Industry

Interesting article in The New Yorker -- PUBLISH OR PERISH: Can the iPad topple the Kindle, and save the book business?http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010 ... ct_auletta
by marilyn peake
April 25th, 2010, 1:33 pm
Forum: Town Hall
Topic: Congratulations - 101 Best Websites for Writers
Replies: 6
Views: 2215

Congratulations - 101 Best Websites for Writers

Nathan,

I opened up my latest issue of Writer's Digest which arrived yesterday in the mail, and saw that your site has once again made the list of 101 Best Websites for Writers. Congratulations! Your Blog and Forums are fantastic!
by marilyn peake
April 24th, 2010, 4:37 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Lulu Reprinting Best-Sellers from the Big Publishing Houses
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Re: Lulu Reprinting Best-Sellers from the Big Publishing Houses

Nathan, That's really interesting. I didn't know that Lulu was even allowed to sell books from other publishers. I've decided that it's an amazing time to be a reader. I've never seen lower book prices. I now find myself trying to decide whether to continue buying certain books in Kindle format (I h...
by marilyn peake
April 24th, 2010, 3:34 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Lulu Reprinting Best-Sellers from the Big Publishing Houses
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Lulu Reprinting Best-Sellers from the Big Publishing Houses

How intense are the price wars between competing booksellers? I think they’re pretty intense. Until a few months ago, Amazon always seemed to have the lowest prices. Recently, I’ve noticed competing companies offering the same books and movies at lower prices. My jaw just about dropped on the floor ...
by marilyn peake
April 24th, 2010, 2:55 pm
Forum: Queries
Topic: Guidelines for Posting Queries
Replies: 39
Views: 58400

Re: Guidelines for Posting Queries or Excerpts From Your Work

How cool that your Forum will have subcategories! This Forum is really growing. :)
by marilyn peake
April 22nd, 2010, 8:17 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: The unintended consequences of eliminating returns
Replies: 11
Views: 2087

Re: The unintended consequences of eliminating returns

mmcdonald64 – Thanks again for the link to the interview with Karen McQuestion. I purchased a couple of her books today. :)
by marilyn peake
April 22nd, 2010, 2:58 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: New pictures of the sun
Replies: 5
Views: 2046

Re: New pictures of the sun

That is so incredibly awesome!
by marilyn peake
April 22nd, 2010, 2:22 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: The unintended consequences of eliminating returns
Replies: 11
Views: 2087

Re: The unintended consequences of eliminating returns

gonzo2802 – The person I talked with wasn't talking about all debut authors, just that the bookstore where he worked didn't plan to ever unpack and stock all boxes of books by debut authors that were sent to them. My understanding is that the major chain bookstores charge more money for prominent pl...
by marilyn peake
April 21st, 2010, 9:29 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Books for FREE and ALMOST FREE
Replies: 4
Views: 2652

Re: Books for FREE and ALMOST FREE

Ink and Hillary, Thanks for that information. I think I've been seeing very recent offers that might be more competitive, though. This past week, I received coupons to pre-order brand new hardcover and paperback books for less money than many Kindle books. I've also been able to order special versio...
by marilyn peake
April 21st, 2010, 6:30 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: SYMBOLISM - RECOGNIZING & BUILDING
Replies: 16
Views: 5740

Re: SYMBOLISM - RECOGNIZING & BUILDING

Mira - I agree. The symbolism should arise from the writer's subconscious. Once the symbols appear and the writer recognizes them for what they are, however, the writer can enjoy developing them. At least that's how it works for me. I think the best fiction includes some symbols that only become app...
by marilyn peake
April 20th, 2010, 4:24 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Books for FREE and ALMOST FREE
Replies: 4
Views: 2652

Books for FREE and ALMOST FREE

Has anyone else noticed this? I can now buy “best-selling” books for free or almost for free on a regular basis. I’m the type of person who’s more than happy to pay full price for books in order to support the authors, but that’s actually becoming a bit of a challenge. Our local big-chain bookstores...
by marilyn peake
April 20th, 2010, 4:02 pm
Forum: Excerpts
Topic: Intro and Outro
Replies: 12
Views: 2215

Re: Intro and Outro

Serzen,

I agree with bcomet. Your imagery is fantastic. I love your writing style - infused with mystery and depth.