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CraftLit - Serialized Classic Literature for Busy Book Lovers

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Apr 11, 2012

BONUS EPISODE! "A Diamond as Big as the Ritz" by F. Scott Fitzgerald—part 2.

Join the conversation by tweeting a response to this question by using a hashtag (#FaveFitzgerald): Question: What is your favorite bit from the second half of "A Diamond as Big as the Ritz"? I will randomly select a name from this episode's responders and whoever I choose will get their very own WWMDfK? bracelet.

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Defarge 2—What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?—this time in color!—is in pre-orders! 25+ patterns of yarny goodness (sweaters, mittens, a devilishly cute layette, and more all await you!). The good people at Cooperative Press have found a local printer who can bring you our new book still printed in the USA! Mwah!

Have I told you how much I love indie publishers?

And speaking of Cooperative Press! Two new goodies for you! First, the CP Sock & Mitt Club. Second, the CP Mag! Both of which yours truly will be working on! Yay! What is CP saying about the Magazine?

Let me share what CP said:

Our intentions are as follows:

  • as with all things CP, we compensate our contributors fairly, work with indie designers and dyers, and generally keep great content coming at you;
  • we will be publishing 3x per year (though we’re doing a special “issue zero” in time for TNNA, the big pro fiber arts tradeshow in June) via our own app. This app will eventually also offer other Cooperative Press content, too. Ebooks, special issues, etc.;
  • by popular demand and in response to some early feedback, we’ll do a PDF version of the magazine, which will be available via our website and Ravelry. It won’t have the video/audio/interactive functionality of the main version, but for readers who aren’t interested in reading via app, it’ll offer access to most of the content;
  • each year, we’ll collect the magazine content into a book book -- think the way Food&Wine or Martha Stewart republishes their "best-of" each year.
Hopefully having multiple access points for the content will make everyone happy. And by having several digital options, it makes it possible to buy it from anywhere (even Australia and the UK!), because as we’ve learned selling books, not everyone feels like paying the (frankly absurd) postage rates these days. It makes me ill to have to charge half again the cost of a print book just to ship it to Europe, and from a purely capitalistic perspective, I’d rather you put that $12 towards another one of our ebooks! :)

And, more happiness—the husband gets more good press for his book, too! Yay books! Yay literate people!

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And my new pattern (that I'm so proud of!): Hunger Games-inspired Life and Death socks—designed for those of us who tend to give their socks a beating. (more details on knitting blog)

Let me know what you thought of the movie by tweeting a response using this hashtag (#HungerGamesMovie): Question: What did you think of the Hunger Games movie"? (Thank you @ReneeRico, for the idea—and ditto on selecting a name for a bracelet!)

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Audible's Moveable Feast with the excellent reader, Zora Neale Hurston's lovely Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Soon Ehren and I'll have Gulliver ready for you. I'm racking up moments of the usual start-of-book zeitgeist. (Have you seen the advertisement yet? Thank you, Jill!)

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Book talk starts at 11:55 and you can listen to it here.