Mark Binder (realfun) Mon 28 Feb 00 19:29
Wait a second! From that page, it looks like the entirety of Inkvue.vue is a shill for a bookstore. And besides, my book's not listed there! (sob!) Anyway, my serialized novel, "The Brothers Schlemiel" is running now and for the next two years. Read a chapter and you'll be hooked. http://www.chelmtales.com Enjoy
Linda Castellani (castle) Mon 28 Feb 00 19:59
Thanks, Mark! Very interesting concept. And, while you're at it, don't you want to tell us about the other books you've written, too, so we can keep the record straight?
Mark Binder (realfun) Wed 14 Jun 00 13:14
I think I did that a while back (post #59). In the meanwhile, though, "Crumbs Don't Count -- The Rationalization Diet" has been taken out of print. By the way, I'm offering a discount to WELLPerns Subscribe to "The Brothers Schlemiel" by check for ony $5 Mail your checks to Mark Binder P.O. Box 2462 Providence, RI 02906 Be sure to include your @well.com email address for the discount! Lots more details at http://www.chelmtales.com (Plug is over)
Rafe Colburn (rafeco) Wed 14 Jun 00 13:23
According to Amazon.com, my latest book will be available tomorrow: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0672318806
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Wed 14 Jun 00 16:03
Linda Castellani (castle) Wed 14 Jun 00 20:06
CGI in 24 hours? What do you have to know first?
Rafe Colburn (rafeco) Wed 14 Jun 00 20:09
Some knowledge of Perl would be very helpful before reading the book. I think, though, that anyone who knows a programming language would do fine. A reader that doesn't mind referring to some other text on Perl as they read would probably also do fine.
Mark Binder (realfun) Wed 29 Nov 00 06:10
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 11/29/00 For more information contact Beth Hellman (401) 272-8707 email mailto:email@example.com or visit http://www.chelmtales.com Schlemiels beat Stephen King ---------------------------------------------------- Stephen King may be quitting, but The Brothers Schlemiel goes on! After only five installments, Stephen King announced the death of his online serialization "The Plant." While trumpeted by the New York Times as a failure of electronic publishing, the quiet success of a lesser-known serialization continues to grow. WELL author Mark Binder's "The Brothers Schlemiel," a novel serialized via email to subscribers was begun in February of 2000, months before Stephen King began his venture, and its author plans to continue writing and releasing new installments until the novel is completed in February of 2002! "Stephen King tried to release a book in installments," said author Mark Binder. "He'd just stop after 10,000 or so words. It wasn't a serial. It didn't grab you at the end of each installment." That combined with the fact that readers had to return to the web site, and pay more for each month's episode made for diminishing numbers of readers with every installment. The Brothers Schlemiel tells the story of identical twins growing up, getting into trouble, falling in love, and... (to be continued) "The Brothers Schlemiel is a subscribe-and-enjoy experience," said Binder. "You pay once, and you'll get the whole book. Even so, it's difficult to sell email. That's why we decided to release Part One on CD with audio." Beginning in early November, Light Publications announced the release of "The Brothers Schlemiel -- From Birth to Bar Mitzvah" a combination audio and data CD, which includes the author reading excerpts from the book, along with the complete text of part one and a subscription to the email version of the story. "We've even included a Chanukah bonus story," Binder said. "This is a wonderful gift for seniors with computers. Every week I get notes from readers saying how much they look forward to their email." Reviewer Subscriptions to "The Brothers Schlemiel" are available by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include media affiliation. ----------------------------------- The Brothers Schlemiel is available on CD for s $24.95 plus $3.50 shipping and handling. The email-only subscription is $19.95, and includes back installments. The Brothers Schlemiel is available online at http://www.chelmtales.com It is also available at Amazon.Com.
Gail Williams (gail) Wed 29 Nov 00 10:10
Cynthia Dyer-Bennet (cdb) Wed 29 Nov 00 13:10
Mark Binder (realfun) Fri 1 Dec 00 12:15
David Gans (tnf) Sun 3 Dec 00 17:49
Gail Williams (gail) Thu 14 Dec 00 11:47
I'm curious, and obviously out of some loops. So, a question for anyone in the know. Are new books expected soon from any of the authors mentioned in this topic? Or any new WELL authors? Any joyful new arrivals on the way?
Martha Soukup (soukup) Thu 14 Dec 00 11:58
I have one little story in a new anthology from Godine called "Snapshots: 20th Century Mother-Daughter Fiction", edited by Joyce Carol Oates and Janet Berliner. If you're looking for a warm fuzzy book of Hallmark moments, this probably isn't it; but in exchange for buying a book with a story by me, you'll also get stories by Isabel Allende, Margaret Atwood, Katherine Dunn, Jamaica Kinkaid, Ursula K. Le Guin, Alice Walker, and others.
Gail Williams (gail) Thu 14 Dec 00 12:13
Nice company you find yourself in yet again, Martha.
Martha Soukup (soukup) Thu 14 Dec 00 12:17
Yes, I'm pretty darn lucky.
(brady) Thu 14 Dec 00 14:21
wow! that is some great company. and for them, too!
alans psychedelic breakfast (sd) Sat 30 Dec 00 23:58
martha AND katherine dunn! that makes my list tho' i'm neither mom not daughter. Greg Johnson J. K. Rowling Seamus Heaney Diane Duane John Updike above is a lits of authors purchased on amazon by other folks who bought 'Snapshots'.
Konsigliari Kafka of the Cosa Nozzo (kafclown) Mon 19 Nov 01 15:32
I am an official author now (I received my books from the printer!) The book is Rhode Island A to Z, a coloring/learning book all about Rhode Island. Find out more by seeing our website <http://www.riatoz.com> The book is written by me, and illustrated by Donna Atwood, the former <bratwood> on the WELL. We're publishing it together. A lot of the book was created on the WELL, and via email between Donna and I. The last part of the journey (the selling part) I've been chronicling over in the east conference. (topic 477) I've got over 35 stores in the Rhode Island area that will be selling the book (so far!) It's also available on line via our website.
Gail Williams (gail) Mon 19 Nov 01 15:39
David Gans (tnf) Mon 19 Nov 01 15:49
Linda Castellani (castle) Mon 19 Nov 01 17:11
Congratulations! It's so cool, kafclown! And, as always, Donna's illustrations are sublime.
http://www.jimwich.com/ (jleft) Mon 19 Nov 01 23:08
Congrats, Adam! I love Donna's illustrations!
Konsigliari Kafka of the Cosa Nozzo (kafclown) Tue 20 Nov 01 05:36
Thanks all! It's been a lot of fun and quite interesting. My favorite part about having written the book is that I can actually point to it and say-- I did it! Normally, my work as an actor and clown is something that happens, and all you are left is with the memory of it, (and if you are lucky, some fabulous flea memorabilia.) This is something tangible. I also really like it when I go in to the bookstore or library or giftstore and introduce myself as the author of this book. Some people's faces light up immediately. Occasionally I get a "no light up" until they see the book. And very occasionally they wouldn't light up if you set them on fire. It's good to have a book that makes people do that!
David Gans (tnf) Tue 20 Nov 01 10:31
I know that feeling. I don't uIt is a great feeling, to see your book in a store or library, or better yet in someone's hands! Occasionally someone will bring one of my books to a gig of mine and ask for an autograph. That's a double thrill!
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