For the most part, with physical product, anyway, we like Amazon at this house. It’s really handy for people who live in the middle of nowhere, and also for people who live in the middle of nowhere and hate driving an hour for the non-privilege of spending half a day in shopping mall crowds.
But I’m also aware that digital products are being treated as licensed, rather than purchased, by major e-tailers. I’ve never bought e-books, though I’ll get them for free when they’re on promotion. Tuesday was one of those days, but it was also the day when I crossed paths with the rollout of digital products specifically for Amazon’s Canadian region.
Before I could access the e-book, I got this:
Just to be clear, it says this: Continue reading
The summer’s issue came together in a serendipitously beautiful way. “Do we have a theme?” the writers asked. “Just…summer,” I said.
And with little prompting from yours truly, Shakespeare met King David, life met death, and art met life. Also there is a bicycle race in the Netherlands that you must know about.
SQ Issue 2′s offerings are listed in detail here. As with last time, we have:
- two short stories–one standalone, one serial;
- two essays–one thoughtful, one pure fun;
- a good book from a good author, brought to you by T.E. George,
- and a good conversation, this time with the inimitable Mike Duran. An excerpt of that interview will be hitting this space on Friday.
Also as with last time, a free code for downloading the zine from Smashwords will be available through our Facebook page for a limited time, so please make sure to follow us and get your free copy. Smashwords will give you your choice of format for pretty much any e-reader.