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BTG017 Billion-Dollar Typo, Penguin Accepting Unsolicited Manuscripts, and More

This is an audio podcast. In some cases the link to the audio may be at the bottom of the page. Links for “Behind the Grammar” number 17 for August 24, 2010. Sponsor: Try GoToMeeting free for 45 days at GoToMeeting.com/podcast. Borders CFO Resigns Mark Bierley, Borders Group Inc. CFO, resigns (Crain’s Detroit Business) Barnes [...]

BTG016 “It Was the Best of Sentences” Interview

This is an audio interview. In some cases, the link to the audio file will be at the bottom of the post. Interview with June Casagrande, author of Grammar Snobs are Great Big Meanies, Mortal Syntax, and It Was the Best of Sentences. It Was the Worst of Sentences.

BTG015 Kafka, Wylie, Evanovich, E-Books, Copia, and More

This is an audio podcast. In some cases the link to the audio may be at the bottom of the page. Links for “Behind the Grammar” number 15 for August 3, 2010. Sponsor: Try GoToMeeting free for 45 days at GoToMeeting.com/podcast Flannery: A Life of Flannery O’Connor Unpublished Short Story Found in Kafka Papers Unpublished [...]

BTG 013 Kafka’s Safe Deposit Box, Refudiate, and More

This is an audio podcast. The link to the audio file may be at the bottom in some cases. Sponsor: Hold your meetings online for just $49 a month Try GoToMeeting free. Today, in the “Behind the Grammar” podcast, I cover Kafka’s safe deposit boxes Sad news for public access television An amusing attempt by [...]

BTG 012 Manuscript Contests, Salinger, and More

This is an audio podcast. The link to the audio file may be at the bottom in some cases. Links Mentioned in This Podcast Wall Street Journal article about manuscript contests Authonomy.com Writing Excuses podcast Wired article, “The Spy Who Couldn’t Spell” Time article about Salinger

BTG 011 Podcast: News From Our Crazy Digital World

This post goes with an audio podcast. In some cases, the link to the audio file will be at the bottom of the page. You can also subscribe to the podcast at iTunes. Google Book Settlement Society of Authors on the Google book settlement Library Journal article about the book settlement Paid Content article about [...]

BTG 010 Podcast: Books, Kindle, Word of the Year, Retweeting, Quick and Dirty Tips in 2009

SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST AT ITUNES Main Topics Book sales at big stores weren’t good over Christmas. What’s up with the Kindle? Does it matter that Kindle books outsold print books on Christmas day? Why is Amazon releasing the Kindle overseas? How can you get free Kindle books even if you don’t have a Kindle? [...]

BTG008 An Inarticulate Tribute to William Safire

A tribute to William Safire, language columnist for the New York Times, who died this week of cancer. Emoticons in student papers. Do libraries prefer paperbacks or hardbacks? Marc and Fausto from the Feast of Fun podcast have come up with an innovative way to use Twitter and hashtags to allow mobile commenting on individual [...]

BTG007 Interview with Seth Harwood, Author of “Jack Wakes Up”

In this podcast Mignon interviews Seth Harwood, author of “Jack Wakes Up.” Seth is a trained writer, who teaches writing at San Francisco City College and Stanford. He is known as one of the leaders in online book marketing and his novel “Jack Wakes Up” came out in May. We talk about * the plot [...]

BTG006 Interview with Carol Purroy about Public Access Television

Mignon interviews host of the Reno show “Author, Author” about her projects and public access television. If you’ve ever thought about buying equipment to produce a video podcast, you should listen to this show. LINKS FOR THE SHOW “Author, Author” –Carol Purroy’s program SNCAT — Reno’s public access channel Wikipedia entry on public access television [...]