Digital Library’s Creator Remains Behind Bars: #FreeAnakata!

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The mind behind the world’s largest, most accessible library sat alone without so much as a magazine to keep him company. Once called the resident boy genius of The Pirate Bay, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg is now isolated from the world he helped to connect. Bounced from Cambodia to Sweden to Denmark since he was arrested nearly… Read more »

Hey TUEBL-ers, I am sorry!

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Hey again TUEBL-ers! Aelius here again. Remember me, you know, the one who lives here? Breaking news: I’m still here!  I really hate any kind of “sorry I haven’t been around” posts. But, TUEBL-ers, I owe you one. So here it is: I am sorry. Writers are supposed to be impervious. We’re supposed to be tireless, disciplined… Read more »

PayPal Blockades Kopimist Church

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Shocker of the year, people: PayPal has blocked the Kopimist Church of Idaho! Ok. It’s not the jaw-dropping scoop of the century. With their (admitted) politically-motivated blocking of WikiLeaks, PayPal made it crystal clear a long time ago that they are not exactly an equal-opportunity service provider. We can’t be surprised when they make life difficult. But… Read more »

November is Cold

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This was a guest post I did, originally published November 9, 2011, for the now-defunct online literary magazine Fiction Brigade. It’s that time of year again, and since Fiction Brigade no longer exists, I’m reposting this here. Some thoughts on NaNoWriMo: NaNoWriMo sucks. That’s right. Writing 50,000 words in a month may be a walk in the park for… Read more »

Get Ready for November: Best Month of the Year!

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It is October 16th! What does that mean? It is OFFICIALLY halfway through October (Ok, technically, that’s like noon today, and I’m a bit early. Whatever. I’m excited.) And what does that mean? It is OFFICIALLY (totally) NaNoWriMo Countdown season.   If you don’t know about NaNoWriMo (and WHY the f–ok never mind, I’ll give you… Read more »

SQUEEE! New Skyland Book I Is Finally Launched!

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Hey world! Today after almost a year of work – on top of work on Skyland Book II, general blog transformations, and numerous other projects – today, I am FINALLY launching the new Extended Edition of Skyland I: Abominations.  Extended edition? Extended edition?  Who does an extended edition of a novel? I hear you. This took nearly a year to… Read more »

Copyright Trolls Forget What Stealing Means

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  Hey TUEBLovers 😀 Wrote this for you! New article on Medium:   Your Words Are Bad and You Should Feel Bad Director Simon Klose has won his copyright battle. For now. In case you haven’t been paying attention to this year’s drama in the pirate world, here’s the 5 minute summary: Simon Klose is… Read more »

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: CONFESSIONS! 3/15

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Confession #3: Sometimes I like books because I like the authors. This is the less mean corollary to Confession #2. I’m not saying I like The Sandman or The Graveyard Book or Neverwhere  *  because Neil Gaiman has an enlightened view of copyright or because he is a shockingly (because he’s English…) ardent defender of the First Amendment. Despite the grudges I hold… Read more »

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 4

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What’s the last book your threw across the room*? This distinction must go to none other than @ajkeen’s #digitalverigo. Yes, that is a hashtag in the title and a twitter handle in the byline. Mr. Keen is just that clever. #digitalverigo is intended as a counterweight to the techno-optimism of Silicon Valley and the twenty first century in… Read more »