Joyland is happy to announce that, as of today, a selection of stories from our archives is now available to Byliner’s subscribers. You can find 26 of our best works there, but that will be growing soon, with archive collections and new stories added every month.
We’re excited about this for a few reasons. The first is that our stories are being syndicated and authors will be receiving royalties per read. The second is that we’re firm believers that the open web and reading apps like Byliner can work together. There are things we do well and there are things they do well. Combined, we know this will be an incredible way to bring our authors to a new audience. If you’re not a subscriber, the 14-day free trial is an amazing introduction to Byliner.
I’m in there.
Wherein I Change Jokes About Ohio Football Teams into Jokes About New York Magazines
- Q: Why can't New York magazine put out a great issue every week anymore?
- A: Because then the New York Times Magazine would want to!
It’s not everyday you get a fax from Charles Bukowski, but here’s one the poet sent Ecco’s Dan Halpern in 1993. Bukowski would have been 93 today. We’re celebrating by releasing eight novels as audiobooks for the first time and discounting Bukowski e-books all this month at happybirthdaybukowski.com.
Charles Bukowski’s birthday is tomorrow. We’re celebrating by releasing eight novels as audiobooks for the first time and discounting Bukowski e-books all this month at happybirthdaybukowski.com. And we just liked this video based on Bukowski’s poem “Nirvana.”
This is very significant news in the publishing world. The American Booksellers Association — which represents independent bookstores — has struck a deal with Kobo, my ereader of choice ever since Amazon pulled my book.
What it means? Independent booksellers will now have a full (and fully integrated) competitor — from hardware to online bookstore — to Kindle and Nook, making it as easy to buy from them as it is to buy from the bigs.