Jun 19, 2015

Random Articles - RAW 150619



This week saw the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carter, a document 'not simply a historical document, but relevant in everyday life and referred to whenever our liberties are threatened.'  To celebrate this anniversary I've added the most interesting article I've read about it this week called Stop Revering Magna Carta.  On the recommendation of several people I've also purchased a physical copy of Andy Weir's The Martian and hope to have it read before the movie comes out.  I've added a post about this book as well, The Martian: An accidental self-publishing success story.  And finally something that is near and dear to my heart which encouraged me and my wife greatly, A Clean House and a Wasted Life! So sit back with your favourite beverage and enjoy this weeks Random Articles from across the Web.

  • The Martian: An accidental self-publishing success story
  • Pratchett's daughter rules out Discworld follow-ons
  • Bonnier to Go DRM-Free in Germany
  • Stop Revering Magna Carta
  • A Clean House and a Wasted Life



---


The Martian: An accidental self-publishing success story


teleread.com - A new science fiction movie by a well-known director is on the horizon. Matt Damon plays an astronaut, stranded alone on a planet inimical to human life. It also features Jessica Chastain. While you might be experiencing some Interstellar déjà vu, I’m actually talking about Andy Weir’s breakout novel The Martian, coming later this year by Ridley Scott. Read more...




Pratchett's daughter rules out Discworld follow-ons


thebookseller.com - Pratchett’s daughter Rhianna released a picture of the cover for The Shepherd’s Crown on Twitter, and in response to a fan who asked if it was the “final final” book by her father, confirmed that it would be.  Read more...






Bonnier to Go DRM-Free in Germany


Ink, Bits and Pixels - When it comes to the major publishers of the world, most insist on DRM, but Bonnier is breaking ranks. This Sweden-based media conglomerate is going to be dropping DRM from the ebooks published by its German subsidiaries.  Read more...




Stop Revering Magna Carta


nytimes.com - Like the Holy Grail, the myth of Magna Carta seems to matter more than the reality. Read more...








challies.com - You have probably heard the saying before: A clean house is a sign of a wasted life. Whatever else the phrase means, it expresses some of the frustration and the sense of futility that attends life in this world. Read more...







Liked what you read? Want to known when new posts are up?
To follow me on Twitter or Google+ click on the images below.
 Twitter    Google+    YouTube