Friday, March 25, 2011

Round Upocalypse

Friday round up with Laura:

It's the end of the world, boys and girls. Traditionally pubbed authors are self publishing, successful self-pubbers are going traditional, dogs and cats are living together—mass hysteria. Elizabeth Berkeley's book is good! Putting your lady character in a corset doesn't make her a strong character! The Wire is now a Victorian novel! Start hoarding your books and gather up the good aunts, because the apocalypse is a-comin'.

Just because the end is nigh doesn't mean we have to look shoddy, however. These clothing lines are inspired by literature, darlings. Feel free to dress up and read your favorite translated books while the band plays and the Titanic goes down. If you're a teacher you can save 30% at Borders in April, so you can spend more on clothes (if your local Borders is still open, that is). If not, you can get a cross stitch of your favorite literary quote.

I'm off to be productive—a novelty, I know—so play some publishing bingo, read your Elizabeth Taylor books, and I'll see you all next week.


  1. It's a beautiful thing to be able to publish as you desire rather than have only one way of doing it. Therefore "Let's party like it's 1999."

  2. Big grin for the Ghostbusters reference. :)

  3. If your Borders isn't open, teachers always get 20% at B&N with an Educator Discount Card, 25% during Educator Appreciation Days (in April).

    So that was shameless promotion of my employer, I really don't care.

    Awesome post, highly entertaining!


  4. Wow! That was chalk full of information! Thank you!

  5. Heh heh, funny post. Things are certainly looking interesting in the publishing world.
    - Nicholas