Month: April 2009

Nation brands

Can we agree the whole branding thing has got out of hand? I wish that branding had never left the cattle corral. These days, instead of selling an…

Thailand – Burma Map

This is a little map I did for Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam and Burma, 1775-1950, a catalogue of a forthcoming exhibition at the Asian Art Museum. The…

Jim Houston, 1933-2009

James D. Houston died last week after a struggle with cancer. I published his In the Ring of Fire: A Pacific Basin Journey at Mercury House in 1997….

Buried in Books

coffin bookshelves

Who says you can’t take it with you? Well, you might have to leave your books behind, but at least you no longer need to be separated from your bookshelves, thanks to William Warren’s “Shelves For Life.”

Friday roundup

“Every separation is a link.” — Simone Weil From Kindle to brick : For less than $400 Virtual bibliogeekery : Contribute to Project Gutenberg Putting on (Scottish) airs:…

Amazon apologizes

. via Edward Champion .

Ghost type: Ceres Fertilizer

Having dunked my trusty Canon A620 in the waters of Pomonkey Creek, I was reduced to shooting this ghost type in Alexandria, Verginia, with my cell phone. .

Amazon’s appalling policy

Many authors, among them C. Dale Young, report that Amazon is censoring books with sexual, and especially GLBT, content by removing them from their rankings, apparently in an…

The Old Man’s Verses

I’m on the road and having trouble with my internet connection. So this will be brief. I’ve mentioned I’ve been helping to judge a translation award. Now that…

Oddest book title of the year

The 2009-2014 World Outlook for 60-Milligram Containers of Fromage Frais has won The Bookseller’s Diagram Prize for Oddest Title of the Year for 2008. News:Lite has the details:

Writers reading Right Reading

The image at right is a selection from my inlinks tag in Google Reader. It shows websites that have been linking to mine (these are all via Google…