Thursday, April 19, 2007

Why Not?

A few months ago, I heard about a new idea for 'independent' writers. A former Random House sales manager Jerry D. Simmons has started a program to increase the sales of independently marketed books, and develop a community of indie writers around the world, giving them a place to market themselves and their books. I thought, why not give it a shot. Nothing Binding went 'live' today. And while it's still pretty bare bones, I think it's a good idea with a lot of potential. I'm listed here.


In other news, I bought a Bookmarked book at Target last week: A Family Fortune by Laurie Horowitz. It's a modern take on Jane Austen's Persuasion. Seriously, I can't resist those books. Any mention of Jane Austen, and I've got to find out about it. So I was intrigued...plus, it was a Bookmarked book. So then I thought, I haven't actually read Persuasion.
I know, I know, it's horrible. I'm obsessed with Jane Austen but have only ever read Pride and Prejudice through to completion (a couple of times). So, I promptly checked Persuasion out from the library and plan on reading them together and comparing. Like a little literary criticism exercise. It'll probably take me forever, and I'll stall out on both of them, but I'm giving it the old college try.

4 comments:

ERiCA said...

Sounds like a fun exercise! I love Jane, too. (Who doesn't? *g)

Thanks for the Nothing Binding link. The concept has a lot of potential!

Julie S said...

Good luck with the new community!

Who isn't a sucker for Jane? That sounds like fun. I haven't read Persuasion either, actually. Let us know how it is!

Beck said...

Ack! I love Persuasion! It is, seriously, my favorite book in teh whole world.

Stephanie Janulis said...

Great new community!

I'm with you on the brilliance of P&P. I have read Jane Austen's other works, but I read them when I was in middle school so I know I need to brush up on them. I remember liking Northanger Abbey quite a lot! I need to brush up on Persuasion...you must post what you thought when you are finished!

Have you ever visited The Republic of Pemberley? Wonderful!!!!!