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Author Archives: Mignon

E-book Analytics Is a Blindingly Obvious Market

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The End of The Bold Italic

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How to Pronounce Mignon Fogarty

When I recently interviewed someone with a difficult name, I spent about 30 minutes before the interview trying to find a file that had the proper pronunciation of his name. So I thought I’d make it easier for anyone who is trying to find the pronunciation of my name. (Click “play” below.) How to Pronounce [...]

The Death of Comments

Today, The Week announced that it is eliminating comments on its site, noting that “[T]he smartest, most thoughtful, and most spirited conversations are being driven not by pseudonymous avatars in the comments sections of news sites, but by real people using their real names on the social web.” The move is part of what’s starting [...]

Get Signed Grammar Girl Books. Order by Saturday

This Saturday I’m participating in Indies First and signing books at the Sundance Bookstore in Reno—and the store can take phone orders! That means you can call the store anytime before Saturday (November 29, 2014) at around 2:00 to buy a signed Grammar Girl book. They’ll take the order and ship you the book. In [...]

Are News Sites Allergic to External Links?

This happens all the time, and it annoys me all the time: A big news site (in this case, The Christian Science Monitor) has an article about a specific thing (in this case, the guy who has raised $70K in a Kickstarter to make potato salad). But there’s NO LINK TO THE KICKSTARTER. (Yes, I’m [...]

Peeve Wars: Just Waiting for the Decks

Almost everything is here! The posters, bookmarks, postcards, individual cards, cool tokens, instruction manuals, and shipping materials are all sitting in my living room; I’m just waiting for the decks to arrive to start assembling the packages for shipping. The company printing the decks gave me an estimated ship date of June 17, but obviously, [...]

Peeve Wars Update: The First Deck is Here

We’ve hit a big milestone! I received one test deck from the printer, and Joe and I have done three separate test-play sessions with people who have never played before. The cards look great and the testing went well. The testing also served its purpose of finding previously undiscovered problems, and I’m making minor tweaks [...]

LAST CHANCE: Peeve Wars Ordering Ends Sunday Night

Peeve Wars is now bigger: 72 cards! Peeve Wars is now better: 3 new hero cards and 5 new peeve cards! Thanks to everyone who backed the project, I’ve been able to expand the deck. To get the word out and give people who may have been on the fence a chance to order, I’ve [...]

Peeve Wars Is Funded! Get Your Deck Today

In case you haven’t heard, I’m crowd funding a card game called Peeve Wars. It’s fully funded, and you have only a few more days left to reserve a deck before we shut down ordering and start printing cards. Get your deck now while you’re thinking about it. You’re going to want to play this [...]