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Guy LeCharles Gonzalez

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez

Guy LeCharles Gonzalez works in publishing by day, world domination by night.
The Apocalypse Ocean (Xenowealth #4) - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
Story Chairs, Pocket Poems, and the Fickle Flame of Inspiration - http://loudpoet.com/2013...
BioShock Infinite’s Ambitiously Flawed Perfection - http://loudpoet.com/2013...
Re: WRITING ON THE ETHER: Which ‘Craft’ for Authors? - http://janefriedman.com/2013...
"re: My tweet, it was in reference to Hugh Howey's ridiculous "bitch" post, not anything being discussed in this thread. You have to admit, though, that the past three years have seen some extremely self-righteous advocates for self-publishing who believe there is only ONE TRUE RING and vehemently berate any who suggest otherwise." - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Re: WRITING ON THE ETHER: Which ‘Craft’ for Authors? - http://janefriedman.com/2013...
"Turow is a perfect example of lose/lose, but put any writer in that seat and you have the same challenge, whether it's Bob Mayer, Amanda Hocking, or Seth Godin. No one writer can speak to the myriad authorial (is that a word?) experiences the way a trade publisher or tech startup can for their respective constituencies. Believe me, I struggled with that during my run at DBW, and even in the initial brainstorming phase for StoryWorld. A good publisher, editor or agent, can speak to the larger issues at play, while offering a broader perspective on the specific challenges authors face because they work with a wide range. That said, a follow-up roundtable of *only* writers, from a mix of media and genres would definitely be interesting." - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Re: WRITING ON THE ETHER: Which ‘Craft’ for Authors? - http://janefriedman.com/2013...
"I think Bob nailed a key part of this, and Jane somewhat alludes to it: writers who don't actively engage in other media are less likely to grasp the opportunities. Everyone's looking for the big Star Wars example to prove transmedia's viability, and ignores the various examples in comics and gaming, in particular. It's all about a strong IP; a deep, immersive setting; and, ideally, a writer who understands how their story might extend into other media. I don't know if J.K. Rowling knew the potential of the world she was creating, or was simply at an advantage because of the genre she was working in, but "transmedia" isn't some airy notion lacking concrete examples. It also isn't an opportunity for every author, and I don't know of anyone with a clue who argues otherwise." - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
Re: WRITING ON THE ETHER: Which ‘Craft’ for Authors? - http://janefriedman.com/2013...
"I think the primary challenge with author involvement in a discussion like this is that it's ultimately a lose/lose scenario as authors are an even more diverse lot than publishers or cutesy tech startups. Exhibit A: Scott Turow You're also not giving Hunter due credit. While far better known for his more recent tech endeavors, he's also a writer, and that background informed the founding of Electric Literature which is explicitly focused on literary fiction and continues to offer a traditional print product. I've met him a few times and his passion for literary fiction is legit, not just some whimsical playground for technological disruption. As for expectations of authors, maybe I've missed something in my purposefully filtering out most of The Industry! The Industry! chatter of late, but is there really a notable demand for authors to become multidisciplinary artists, or is the gist really focused on awareness of the opportunities beyond the book, and caveats that those..." - Guy LeCharles Gonzalez
World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
Soft City: A Documentary Exploration of Metropolitan Life - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
All Star Western, Vol. 2: The War of Lords and Owls - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
Batman, Vol. 1: The Court of Owls - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
BioShock Infinite: Mind in Revolt - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
schoollibraryjournal: It’s that time of the week again…Happy Poetry Friday! (via 100 Scope Notes) I need to do one of these spine poem things… - http://glecharles.tumblr.com/post...
schoollibraryjournal:
  
It’s that time of the week again…Happy Poetry Friday!
 
(via 100 Scope Notes)
  
I need to do one of these spine poem things…
Passion Driven Statistics: MOOC Style: Passion Driven Statistics - http://statsallfolks.tumblr.com/post...
helloyoucreatives: This Tattoo studio comes up with innovative print ad. Love this! - http://glecharles.tumblr.com/post...
helloyoucreatives:
  
This Tattoo studio comes up with innovative print ad.
  
Love this!
The Hero of Ages (Mistborn, #3) - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
The Alloy of Law (Mistborn, #4) - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
Jim Hanas: Tweets for Show, RSS for Dough: Why Twitter Can't Replace Google Reader - http://jimhanas.com/post...
Book publishers love their full-size image emails, despite every source of best practices advising against it. This latest example was sent via MailChimp, which explicitly says don’t do it in their own Email Marketing Field Guide: Sending nothing but a big, gigantic graphic as the HTML email. Sigh, that’s what spammers do. And since most email... - http://glecharles.tumblr.com/post...
Book publishers love their full-size image emails, despite every source of best practices advising against it. This latest example was sent via MailChimp, which explicitly says don’t do it in their own Email Marketing Field Guide:
 
Sending nothing but a big, gigantic graphic as the HTML email. Sigh, that’s what spammers do. And since most email programs block images by default, what do you think your recipients see when (if) they open your email? Many spam filters will block your email if you don’t have a healthy balance of images and text.
 
I purposefully block images by default on all marketing emails so I can use them as examples whenever we get pushback, often to no avail.
 
“We’ve always sent them like this.”
 
#emailfail #cmonson
They die for nothing (Knights & Necromancers 4) - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
Breathe worms (Knights & Necromancers 3) - http://www.goodreads.com/review...
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