Mar
14

Borders Bookmarks: A Warning Sign?

As I posted not long ago, horror novelist Bryan Smith used to work for Borders and has said that one of the reasons for the company’s bankruptcy was their inability to recognize the value of a competitive ebook reader system. That got me thinking of the bookmarks I’ve recently been getting with every Borders purchase. … Continue reading »

Mar
02

“Darkened” by Bryan Smith – Horror Novel Review

Format: multiple ebook formats (I read the epub version) Publisher: Bitter Ale Press Publication Year: 2011 This is a first for me. Between the time I purchased this book last week and the time I finished it last night, Bryan Smith’s latest novel, self-published as an ebook only, has undergone a title change. Smith gives … Continue reading »

Feb
23

Bryan Smith’s Take on Borders Going Bankrupt

In the wake of Borders filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, 200 of their retail stores have begun liquidating their stock. You can download a list of the effected stores here. My local Borders is one of the stores on the chopping block and I paid it a visit over the weekend. Nearly all books were … Continue reading »

Feb
15

Deadworld – Self-Published Horror ebook Available From Bryan Smith

While perusing the forums at Rue Morgue magazine’s website I came across an announcement from Bryan Smith, author of Depraved , The Killing Kind and Soultaker. While he states that he has no plans to abandon traditional publishing, he is taking a stab at self-publishing an ebook. This “epic novel of apocalyptic horror” is entitled … Continue reading »

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