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Lewis Shiner’s new suspense novel DARK TANGOS as a free download; the action-packed, ugly history of Argentina

Lewis Shiner’s new suspense novel DARK TANGOS as a free download; the action-packed, ugly history of Argentina

Lewis Shiner (one of my favorite writers!) says, "My latest suspense novel, DARK TANGOS, is now available as a free PDF download from the Fiction Liberation Front website. The starred review from BOOKLIST said, 'Delivers its grim story line with artistic mastery....Short and precise, the novel uses the elegance of tango to radiate sensuality [...]

Piracy sends “Go the Fuck to Sleep” to #1 on Amazon

Piracy sends “Go the Fuck to Sleep” to #1 on Amazon

I read a review of a funny parody of a kid's picture book called Go the Fuck to Sleep late last month, and it's since gone to be the number one bestseller on Amazon. Except, it hasn't been published yet. It's reached the number one slot on the strength of pre-orders. How did this remarkable thing occur? Piracy. In an age of e-books, piracy [...]

2600 Magazine as DRM-free Kindle, PDF ebooks

2600 Magazine as DRM-free Kindle, PDF ebooks

2600 Magazine's Emmanuel Goldstein writes, We thought long and hard over the best way to jump into the whole digital publishing realm after releasing our first issue on the Kindle and Nook last month. We decided to stand up to the DRM proponents and create something that has no restrictions whatsoever - and see if we could sustain that solely [...]

Privatized prisons in Arizona helped draft laws to send people to prison

Privatized prisons in Arizona helped draft laws to send people to prison

The story of industries paying lobbyists to influence legislation that benefits their business is nothing new—but what about when that industry is a privately-owned and operated prison system? NPR reports that Arizona Senate Bill 1070 (.PDF), the immigration bill that requires anyone who can't produce papers proving they are in the [...]

AMEX, Visa, & MasterCard All Give Thumbs Up To $10 Credit Card Minimums

AMEX, Visa, & MasterCard All Give Thumbs Up To $10 Credit Card Minimums

For years, educated credit card holders have been safe in the knowledge that a merchant could not require them to purchase a minimum amount in order to charge something to their cards. But with the recent passing of the finance bill, the door has been opened to allow such minimums -- and the card companies are just fine with that. Visa is [...]

Lynd Ward’s wordless, Depression-era woodcut novels

Lynd Ward’s wordless, Depression-era woodcut novels

Library of America has announced a slipcased two-volume set collecting Lynd Ward's gorgeous, Depression-era woodcut "novels" - wordless, book-length stories told in stark imagery. The set is edited by Art Spiegelman, and LoA has a short interview (.PDF) with Spiegelman on Ward's work. (more…)