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Because, in the End, People are Good

Benjamin LeRoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Benjamin LeRoy

The reward in my life isn't measured in dollars, it's knowing that I've made an honest attempt at making somebody's life better, no matter how brief the moment.

Your Subaru's Bumper Still Knows the Truth

Benjamin LeRoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Benjamin LeRoy

Longstanding barriers between authors and readers -- barriers of technology, finance, and distribution -- are crumbling faster than news stories can report.

Confronting Reality (Part One) -- The Utah Motel

Benjamin LeRoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Benjamin LeRoy

How much of what we read -- even non-fiction -- is meant to be consumed from a distance? The voyeur culture is alive and well in America. Have I hit the outer fringes of it?

Publishing Trends? I Haven't Got Any Ideas

Benjamin LeRoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Benjamin LeRoy

I don't pay much attention to the trends, and conventional wisdom is that you shouldn't chase them if you know what they are because by the time you finish your book, the train will have left the station.

On Second Thought: The Evolution of My Inner Charlton Heston

Benjamin LeRoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Benjamin LeRoy

A few years ago I made some overly-dramatic proclamations about never accepting e-books, explaining that "they'll need to pry my paperback from my cold, dead hands." Well, I've changed. Kinda.

Maxwell Perkins Never Used MySpace, but I Ain't Ever Used a Telegraph Machine

Benjamin LeRoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Benjamin LeRoy

Though you may have seen some worrisome headlines over the last few years, I want to let you know that publishing isn't dead. Or dying.

Publishing on the Fringes

Benjamin LeRoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Benjamin LeRoy

I sometimes worry that publishing leans too heavily on the escapism and that we run the danger of over-escaping, waiting for the literary IMAX to move things forward.

Subscriptions: They're Not Just for Magazines Anymore

Mark Coggins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Coggins

Although popular in the 19th Century when bookstores were confined to large cities, the subscription sales model has been little used in modern publishing -- until now.