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Guy LeCharles Gonzalez

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez works in publishing by day, world domination by night.
disneybombshell: whydavewhy2001: tedx: In this gut-wrenching talk, Sergeant Andrew Chambers shares the haunting story of his time in Iraq and the tough transition home that landed him in jail. It’s a powerful testimony to the struggle our soldiers face when they come home, and the tragic ways that they can be denied the help they need. For any... - http://glecharles.tumblr.com/post...
disneybombshell:
  
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In this gut-wrenching talk, Sergeant Andrew Chambers shares the haunting story of his time in Iraq and the tough transition home that landed him in jail. It’s a powerful testimony to the struggle our soldiers face when they come home, and the tragic ways that they can be denied the help they need. 
 
For any veterans who need help, you can find a list of resources here. Among them, the Wounded Warrior Project does outstanding work with wounded vets. 
 
For anyone looking to support a veteran, we encourage you to heed Chambers’ advice: "Find a veteran and listen to his story. A lot of us just need somebody to talk to." 
 
Watch the full talk here.
  
Happy Veteran’s Day.
  
And now I’m crying, guys please watch this. It’s like 9 minutes I promise you it’s worth it
  
"Find a veteran and listen to his story." THIS.
Mozer, Bethea and Me (for Veteran’s Day) - http://loudpoet.com/2013...
Splinter Cell (Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, #1) - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
Fiddlehead (The Clockwork Century, #5) - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist Aftermath (Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, #7) - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
Hope Against Hope: Three Schools, One City, and the Struggle to Educate America's Children - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
Re: Why Don’t Publishers Believe in Author Websites? - http://janefriedman.com/2013...
"Worth keeping in mind that Kawasaki pretty much said the same thing about Posterous, too. And I know a bunch of writers who camped out on MySpace." - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Re: I never know what to say about books like Five... - http://bookavore.tumblr.com/post...
"Generally speaking, I think books like these can be called "good" if they make the events/experiences tangible and provoke an emotional response from readers, which is typically a sign that we needed those stories to be told. And I'd argue that "devastating," "important," and "pristine writing, strong emotion, crucial topics" help put "good" in context. Five Days... is on my TBR, but I think I'll pass on Ward's memoir as I surprisingly (to me, at least) wasn't a fan of Salvage the Bones." - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
No, Macklemore; THIS is fucking awesome! (via all Hobbes and Bacon - by Pants are Overrated - Imgur) - http://glecharles.tumblr.com/post...
No, Macklemore; THIS is fucking awesome!
 
(via all Hobbes and Bacon - by Pants are Overrated - Imgur)
I think people miss the point when they argue that there should be more editors of color, which I think is true. However, what we lack is an infrastructure that will support these books once they’re published. - http://glecharles.tumblr.com/post...
Look, you should wake up worried, terrified every morning. But don’t be worried about our competitors, because they’re never going to send us any money anyway. Let’s be worried about our customers and stay heads-down focused. - http://glecharles.tumblr.com/post...
Re: WRITING ON THE ETHER: Which Has More Impact? The Chicken or Self-Publishing? - http://janefriedman.com/2013...
"First, congrats on 100 posts! The Ether has become a reliable signal in the midst of more and more noise, so kudos for your valiant efforts, and keep up the good work. Second, the ebook "plateau" issue is effectively one of two stories being combined by journalists too lazy to dig deeper and too addicted to pageviews to stop "reporting" useless information. The AAP's numbers, which are the closest anyone has to consistent reporting, are well-known to represent a slice (albeit a large one) of the market, and are valuable for gauging a specific trend, which is what's driving the "plateau" narrative. The more problematic issue is the lack of transparency into the total ebook market (which is how Apple gets to make nuanced claims of 20% market share that few should believe), and that's an issue James McQuivey raised back in 2010 that few have dug into as the real story: http://bit.ly/13dEAh0 I look forward to you being one those few over the next 100 Ethers. ;-)" - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Jane Friedman: Everything I Learned About Leadership From Managing a 20-Person Team at a Midsize Publisher in the Midwest - http://janefriedman.tumblr.com/post...
suntimesdarktimes: Front pages, June 26, 2013.  Sure, who needs professional photographers anymore? #cmonson - http://glecharles.tumblr.com/post...
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Front pages, June 26, 2013. 
  
Sure, who needs professional photographers anymore? #cmonson
all disheveled wandering stars: Ken Hoinsky’s Kickstarter for his book – Above the Game: A Guide to Getting Awesome with Women - http://gideongordongraves.tumblr.com/post...
Yahoo Bets Big on GIFs, Porn, and Fickle Teens… I Mean, Tumblr! - http://loudpoet.com/2013...
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
Re: Great graphic novels for seniors - http://bookavore.tumblr.com/post...
"Jeff Lemire's Essex County trilogy is highly recommended. Also, Orbiter, by Ellis & Doran; Bluesman, by Vollmar & Callejo; and, on the nonfiction side, The Influencing Machine, by Gladstone & Neufeld." - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
You Can Go Home Again (louderARTS: Where the [he]Art is) - http://loudpoet.com/2013...
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