The 9-5

On Sexism and Empathy

September 19, 2012

Last night, I was (finally) catching up on the massive backlog of blog posts in my reader, and I came to this post called The Hidden Cost of Acceptance from Cloud over at Wandering Scientist. In it, she discusses how the acceptance of sexism as “just the way things are” makes her life, and her […]

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The Deli Across the Street

December 14, 2011

There’s a deli across the street from my office that I tend to visit at least a few times a week. They know to grab me the big soda cup as soon as I walk up, they know I’m always going to take whatever I order to go, they know I don’t want cheese on […]

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Publishers Pay For You To See Their Books

November 18, 2011

Today on Twitter, I became aware of a controversy regarding the popular #fridayreads hashtag. Some folks were unaware that #fridayreads is ALSO a website, and one that sells its services to publishers–meaning, publishers can pay to have their book featured on Friday Reads. There’s more backstory there (including an upset author, and complaints on both […]

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Book Publishing Revisited

November 15, 2011

I haven’t written about book publishing in a while.  A long while. Ok, it’s been like six months or something. It’s not for lack of trying. But the problem I’ve run into is that a lot of what people have asked me  about (ebooks &  self-publishing in particular) seem to be moving targets. So I’ll […]

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Oy.

November 4, 2011

This morning I had a BIG meeting with the president of my division. I’ve been prepping for this meeting for almost two months, building strategies, making plans, organizing and reworking. My meeting was at 8am. I worked on the final details the last two nights until 11. Last night, bed at 11:15 (early, for me). […]

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