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missvancity

Drinker, carouser, lover of butter.

On Drinking Up and Sitting Down With the Men's Men at the Nashville Whiskey Festival

Ahhh! I just bought my ticket to Vancouver's Hopscotch this week, and this article has got me SO! EXCITED!

PS Ellen is right, the Japanese whiskies are pretty great!

Posted on October 3, 2013 at 7:48 pm 0

On Fast Fashion and the "Economy of Unquenchable Desire"

@stuffisthings Stephanie Nolen (I love her!) did a piece about the effects of the garment industry in Bangladesh in the aftermath of the tragedy, that brought up a lot of those points. It was really interesting: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/cheap-clothes-have-helped-fuel-social-revolution-in-bangladesh/article11589450/

Posted on July 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm 1

On A Conversation About Books and Money, Part Two

@ohyeahmetoo I don't personally work with ebooks (I work on the sales side of print), but from speaking to colleagues, the cost of producing an ebook is about 80% of the cost of producing a pbook. And considering you don't get a second kick at the can (hardcover and paperback), it's tough for a lot of publishers to justify the pricing Amazon wants.

Posted on January 21, 2013 at 10:20 pm 0

On A Conversation About Books and Money

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 8:05 pm 0

On A Conversation About Books and Money

@meetapossum Most of that is true, except for the idea of any publisher giving Amazon a 40% discount. Part of the push from Amazon has also been bigger and bigger discounts from publishers. I think at most you can give them 50%, and if you don't play nice, they mark your books with a ship date of three months. Like, books that would be in the Amazon warehouse in 5 days, will be marked with a three month delivery date.

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 8:02 pm 0

On A Conversation About Books and Money

@leon s Dude, nobody is saying the internet is bad, people are saying Amazon is a corporation that does not want what's best for you, for artists, for publishers, or for any of us that are not Jeff Bezos.

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 4:27 pm 4

On A Conversation About Books and Money

@harebell Um, but don't always do that, because there are a lot of really hard working sales reps and bookstore buyers who get squat if you do that!

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 4:24 pm 0

On A Conversation About Books and Money

@squishycat The ABA has signed a contract with Kobo, so you SHOULD be able to buy ebooks from your local indie (if they're an ABA member) on the Kobo platform. I'm not entirely certain how this works/is going to work, because I'm in Canada, but it sounds really promising. The guy who bought Kobo not too long ago is a really big champion of bricks & mortar stores.

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 3:52 pm 0

On A Conversation About Books and Money

@miss olsen If you're shopping at Amazon and B&N it's because they're listing/carrying fewer titles. There's been a bit of a dip in the last few years, but as a general rule, the number of new titles being published goes up every year.

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 3:36 pm 0

On It Gets Worse

@themegnapkin I gave up 1/4 in. NOBODY CARES ABOUT THE FUCKING CAVES, JEAN!

Posted on October 31, 2012 at 3:48 pm 1