Samstag, 30. April 2011

Vote for me!

I've just spent the last couple of days rustling up support for the monthly Night Reading Poll.

The idea is that you send in your first chapter to the website and once a month a selection of about 20 entries are put into a poll. The winner of the poll  is then given the chance to publish with Night Publishing.

Compare that to the way Authonomy picks out its authors... well, there is no comparison.

Authonomy goes on and on for months on end. There is no actual pro-active part to be taken by the author other than perhaps making deals with other authors to give each other good reviews. Then somewhere along the line, after months of time consuming wheeling and dealing, your manuscript MIGHT end up on the editor's desk. OK, that's a very unfair explanation but it's my Blog and I'm not feeling fair, to be honest.

With Night, if your chapter is put on the list, you have about a week or so to round up your friends and canvass votes for your work. Yes, OK the canvassing can take time. However, it definitely does not eat up all your  free time like the never ending haul of reading and endorsing Authonomy hopefuls have to go through, just to even reach the editor's in-tray!

Whatever, as you can see I'm very enamoured of the system Night Reading has set up, and of the people involved actually.

If you wish to vote for yours truly, then go to this link and make your cross on my name, (and any other name you fancy, I'll try not to be too jealous).

Right, that's it for now. I'll write a full rundown on how I went about my canvassing next week... if I win that is ^^
Hope springs eternal... how many times have I written that since I started this Blog?
I dread to think actually...
Take it easy.
Reg :-)

Sonntag, 10. April 2011

Ai Weiwei

From my other Blog, about the imprisonment of Ai Weiwei, the very outspoken Chinese artist who was imprisoned last Sunday.

Donnerstag, 7. April 2011