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Month: December 2009

The case for and against independence

My efforts with getting book events at independent bookstores fascinate me. Indies in smaller towns elsewhere are incredibly interested in having me around. Urban indies could give a shit. Corporate stores, sadly, welcome me with open arms. What’s an anti-corporate iconoclast to do? Indies were the first stores I contacted…

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Listen to the inner primitive: A letter to a student

Josie, I was and am a student. In terms of years served, I have more college education now than grade and high school combined. I know what you are going through. Though I am a hard-ass in a lot of things academic–it does us no good to get grades without…

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I want to know even if it’s bad for me

To: rbuchanan1@unl.eduSubject: Seldom seen Rob, I shouldn’t ask because it’s not good for me. But curiosity is killing me. Can you tell me how my book, Seldom Seen, is doing so far? It’s probably too early to count returns, but I hope the sell-through is good. I’ve been busting ass…

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Feeling oppressed?

The blog. We think of it, the institution, as a means of getting new and needed voices into the public. It gives many the feeling of personal expression and usefulness. No one stands in the way of everyone with a little time, a computer, and a few thoughts rolling around…

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