Lulu, print on demand


Lulu is an on-demand publishing tool that lets you publish and sell books, ebooks, music, images, and calendars.”

From the Knowledge Base:

Print on demand (POD) is a method of producing books or other media (such as CDs and DVDs) one at a time.
With print on demand, a printer produces hard copies of a book from a digital file.
That way, the book is only printed when someone buys it.
With Lulu, an author gives us a digital file of the book and we create a print-ready version of the file.
When a customer buys that book from Lulu, our printer prints that copy (or copies) and ships it within days.”.

Categories : books

The sky above


“The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.”  (Neuromancer, 1984)

Science fiction is always, really, about the period it’s written in, though most people don’t seem to understand that.”.
“I suspect I have spent just about exactly as much time actually writing as the average person my age has spent watching television, and that, as much as anything, may be the real secret here.”.
William Gibson: the official website.

Categories : books

The Wisdom of Crowds


“Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies and Nations.”.

A book written by James Surowiecki.

“I think the most important lesson is not to rely on the wisdom of one or two experts or leaders when making difficult decisions. That doesn’t mean that expertise is irrelevant, or that we don’t need smart people. It just means that together all of us know more than any one of us does.”.

Categories : books, psychology

How to write a short story


“Some stories are about how you react to a problem or conflict. Often, those are the most interesting.”.

How to write a short story, and much more, from eHow : “clear instructions on How To Do (just about) everything”. For example…

How to say no to colleagues
How to remember names
How to forgive
How to be happy

Categories : books



Poetry. An unusual, special text: 361°.
Extract: Piero Selmi, poet and my good friend.

Categories : books