When Amazon Sat Down With the Lambs

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By Porter Ander­son | @Porter_Anderson
Writing on the Ether: An Amazon Roundtable

Amazon’s CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) did something I saw no other publishing outfit(s) doing at BookExpo America: They hosted a private roundtable of leading self-publishing authors and some of us who cover publishing—not for the purpose of promoting what they do, but to get everyone’s input on how things look.

The resulting session was a marvelous, one-hour, serious but thoroughly pleasant kind of party of shared insights and repartee. I couldn’t have liked it more.

Read the full article at JaneFriedman.com

Friend Grief and AIDSFriend Grief and AIDS: Thirty Years of Burying Our Friends by Victoria Noe

It’s been likened to a plague, but AIDS was never just a health crisis. The second of a series on grieving the death of a friend, Friend Grief and AIDS: Thirty Years of Burying Our Friends, revisits a time when people with AIDS were also targets of bigotry and discrimination. In stories about Ryan White, ACT UP, the Names Project, red ribbons and more, you’ll learn why friends made all the difference: not just caregiving or memorializing, but changing the way society confronts the medical establishment and government to demand action.

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