Paul S. Kemp Interview, Excerpt, and More

September 30, 2011 at 8:53 am | Posted in Books, Star Wars News | Leave a comment
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This week Omnivoracious.com‘s Susan J. Morris posted a very nice interview with author Paul S. Kemp. The interview focused on anti-heroes and Kemp’s use of them in his novels. Questions and comments ranged from his Forgotten Realms work with Erevis Cale to his more recent Star Wars novel Deceived and Darth Malgus. Lots of great aspects covered including writing villains and lots of info on writing the anti-hero. You can read the article here.

In other news, Paul recently posted an excerpt from his upcoming Forgotten Realms book Godborn, the latest edition to his Erevis Cale novels. Godborn won’t be out until November next year so if you haven’t read any of the Erevis Cale novels there is still plenty of time to catch up. You can read the excerpt here.

Wrapping things up, Paul also chimed in with another great dose of humor on his website. No drunk Tweeting, but he does wax poetic about Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos, publishing, the Kindle Fire, and some humorous references to Lord of the Rings. Read it here and don’t miss out on the fun.

And don’t forget, Kemp’s Star Wars book Riptide comes out October 25 in both paperback and digital formats.

Posted By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.

Walmart of the Web or the Next Evil Empire?

September 28, 2011 at 9:04 am | Posted in Books, Opinion | Leave a comment
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An intriguing article by Julianne Pepitone revealed the threat that Amazon poses to the publishing industry, and now the tech industry as well. Amazon turned the screws to the publishing industry by offering books cheaper than anyone else. With the recent trend in self-publishing and the ease of creating eBooks, Amazon has used its name recognition as a powerful marketing device that rivals the abilities of the largest publishing houses. Now Amazon is going a step further by offering publishing services to authors. But that’s not all because the unveiling of the Kindle Fire today could be the first glimpse of a rather sneaky ulterior motive.

Many will point to the death of Borders as being a result of their inability to stay competitive in the marketplace. Furthermore, many would state that Border’s downfall was a direct result of their inability to compete with Amazon. Think about that for a moment. A company that exists only in the constant streams of 1’s and 0’s that forms the internet was able to kill a goliath bookselling franchise that had over 500 real life, physical stores that people could drive by everyday. The key to success for Amazon is that they simply offer the same products cheaper. In today’s economy, people live on deals. Continue Reading Walmart of the Web or the Next Evil Empire?…

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