Going on the Account: Such Signal Flags as These…

I was referred tonight to Rosenfeld and Quackenbush’s Wet Asphalt blog, and in particular Eric Rosenfeld’s post about Robin Sloan.

There’s a lot of praise of Sloan and his website in the piece, which discusses as much his business model as his body of work.   And I have to admit to being like the humans at the very beginning of Clarke’s CHILDHOOD’S END, trying to win the space race until the aliens appear and shut all that down.  One of the things I’ve tried to do here was to find new ways to get out there, find an audience and use new tools in the best way I can.  Sloan is streets ahead of me, and probably most online writers, which alone in and of itself certainly warrants attention.

But the best business model means nothing without good product, and he has that the way galleons had silver from Nueva Espania.  I was particularly struck by a story he has on the site, which he can share with a broad audience now that he’s sold 100 copies of it via Kindle, “The Writer & The Witch.”  I don’t want to spoil it for you; go, follow the link and read it!

A media inventor with good content to boot; yes, there is hope out there for the culture at large…

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