Just as terrifying.
My wife has almost the exact opposite reaction when I true wheels in the living room.
The fact that the ALA shared this link is so gloriously bitter and angry and I love it.
Is there a portmanteau for that? Angritter? Bangry?
My library card already gets me multiple “real” books, e-books, audiobooks, magazines and movies per month. For free.
Kindle Unlimited offers nothing from big presses, and no guarantee the authors will get paid fairly for their work. Libraries buy the book up front for a higher price (and a better binding). Kindle Unlimited offers the authors a variable percentage of a as-yet-undetermined-and-unannounced amount of money.
While Amazon touts Kindle Unlimited at “Netflix For Books!” the reality is Netflix signed contracts with everyone whose work they offer so that actors, screen writers, best boys, and the rest of those people get paid for the shows and movies you watch. Amazon does not.
That means your favorite author isn’t being compensated for their time or work. If you love a book series and want to see the next one get published: buy the book or hit the library. Starving authors quit writing because they like eating.
Also, the Kindle Unlimited selection is really, really paltry. I signed up for the 30-day free trial, searched a bunch of books I wanted to read, and none of them were included in Kindle Unlimited.
If there were a way to do a true Netflix For E-Readers that paid authors fairly, I would be willing to pay $25 a month for it no problem. I also love the library, but I would definitely pay to skip the hold queue and read new releases when they release, not months later.
(Curiously, the company best suited to create this may actually be Netflix.)
We know we’ve shared this image before, but it’s worth mentioning that this items is being used by The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. in their exhibit, Designing for Disaster. It documents the devastating storms, earthquakes, and similar events that have struck the U.S. The SWC contributed some items to it from our T. Theodore Fujita Papers. Case studies within the exhibit will explore a range of flexible design and planning schemes, public policies, and new forecasting technologies. Drawing on data gathered from past disasters, such as the Lubbock, Texas F-5 tornadoes of May 1970 (Fujita’s hand drawn map of which can be seen here!) that damaged over a quarter of the town, the studies are varied as the solutions.
We’ve got more to tell you about the exhibit over here.
I love this image. There’s some great stories about this tornado. My dad has a story about walking through that neighborhood near what used to be 4th St and University and he said it was like a war zone.
We go forward.
I was just like…woah..
Wow. So real.
Even their hair goes grey.
The best engagement rings are the ones that hold significance. Japan-based Torafu Architects coated a ring in a thin layer of silver that rubs off over time to reveal an 18-karat, gold wedding band beneath. By wearing each ring, the time shared between two people can thus be physically seen, in order to remind them of how beautiful and strong long-lasting love can truly become as time passes.
My book is now printed and real! Friends helped me haul boxes home from the publisher yesterday—my favorite parts are the adorable illustrations by Natalie Nourigat and the solid-gold text designs by Molly Schaeffer. Oh, and the words are pretty good too.
Sex from Scratch changed a lot while I was writing it. Here’s the final table of contents and explanation of the project:
Modern life calls for modern relationship advice. Sex From Scratch: Making Your Own Relationship Rules is a love and dating guidebook that gleans real-life knowledge from smart people in a variety of nontraditional relationships. Instead of telling people how to snag a man and find “true love,” the book sums up what dozens of diverse folks have learned the hard way over time—life advice from people making open relationships work to people who’ve decided they’re never going to have kids—that is helpful to anyone, in any type of relationship. This is an essential, fun, insightful resource whose time has come.
Release party at Powells City of Books in Portland on August 25th! You can preorder the book here and it’ll show up on your doorstep soon.
THANKS SO MUCH to the dozens of friends and strangers who helped me research and write this book over the past two years. You all are wonderful and we’ve made a book that will be helpful to a lot of people.
Win or lose, today will go down as legend. The Most Full Kit Wankers in the American workplace in our nation’s history.
This makes my heart happy. Now I just have to hope El Tri can bring the pain against Brazil and Neymar tomorrow morning….