Day: August 5, 2010

Go Read This | Smashwords and Diesel Partner to Expand Ebook Distribution Opportunities for Indie Authors and Publishers

You know, I think Mark Coker & smashwords is a little revolution in a small and smiling package. How long will it last as an independent? Would anyone be brave/smart/clever enough to buy it?

For the second part of the agreement, Diesel has selected Smashwords to power its new Diesel Publishing Portal. Like most smart ebook retailers, Diesel is committed to offering its customers the broadest possible selection of ebook titles. By partnering with Smashwords to power its publishing portal, Diesel makes it faster and easier for indie authors and small publishers to sell their titles on Diesel. Diesel is the second major ebook retailer to choose Smashwords to power their co-branded publishing portal. Sony was the first.

via Smashwords: Smashwords and Diesel Partner to Expand Ebook Distribution Opportunities for Indie Authors and Publishers.

Quick Link | Yet another history of Ireland – Galway Advertiser – August 05, 2010.

A nice review from Des Kenny for Thomas Bartlett’s new Ireland: A History.

The dedication to “my grandson Roc Bartlett McDonnell (b.2008) in the hope that his Ireland will be both peaceful and prosperous” – a wish we all aspire to – and the opening line of text – “May I begin in the year AD 431?” – suggest that a closer examination may be indeed worthwhile.

I was definitely not disappointed with the possible caveat that the book should carry with it a health warning in that it is so informative, so engrossing, so refreshing, so probing, and so accessible to the normal punter that it may change all personal preconceptions of what it means to be Irish.

via Quick Link | Yet another history of Ireland – Galway Advertiser – August 05, 2010..