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David Carnoy

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My Own Private Palo Alto, or Why I Hate James Franco

Posted November 2, 2010 | 12:57:41 (EST)

Dear James:

When my little sister and her friends bumped into you at the Stanford Shopping Center a few years ago I thought it was really cool that you enthusiastically posed for a picture with them. They were freshmen at Palo Alto High School (Paly), your alma...

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Top 10 Reasons Hardbacks are "Better" Than eBooks

Posted July 23, 2010 | 08:30:54 (EST)

With Amazon recently announcing that it was selling more ebooks than hardcover books and my own ebook temporarily held hostage by Penguin, I got to thinking about some of the pros to hardback books. Sure, plenty of people have come up with lists of reasons why ebooks are better...

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Does Free Sell?

Posted July 14, 2010 | 15:42:37 (EST)

Last week, I wrote a letter to Steve Jobs thanking him--or rather Apple--for rejecting my novel's free iPhone app for having "obscene content," which helped land the book with a traditional publisher. I also talked about how I'd recently re-issued the free app as a lengthy excerpt and posted...

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Apple Rejects CNET Editor's Book For Racy Content, Author Gets Book Deal

Posted July 7, 2010 | 09:03:48 (EST)

Dear Steve:

Everybody seems to be emailing you these days about the whole iPhone 4 antenna issue and giving you guys grief over it, but don't worry, I'm not writing you about that.

Back in December of 2008, I--or rather my Romanian developer,...

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