Thursday, April 21, 2011

New and Noteworthy (The End of Big Publishing, Dinklage on Game of Thrones)

In today's edition:

* Does the end of the e-book spell the end of traditional Big Publishing's advantage, and the long-awaited dawn of the independents? M.C. DeMarco is daring to suggest exactly that in her latest post, which offers links to a number of items on the theme, including discussion of Barry Eisler's discussion of his decision about "going indie" with Joe Konrath and David Friedman's succinct consideration of the issue.

* A reminder from Blastr that actors in genre shows still deny that they are in genre shows. This time it's Peter Dinklage in an interview regarding HBO's Game of Thrones, which premiered last Sunday. (In Dinklage's defense, his remark is a bit more nuanced than the usual, and reflect the comparative scarcity of supernatural elements in George Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series.)

In other series-related news: the show, which met with an enthusiastic response from critics (for what it's worth) has already been renewed for a second season.

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