Movie Trailer of the Day: First official trailer for Andrew Rossi’s Sundance-screened journalism sausage doc Page One: Inside The New York Times.
The film, which offers an in-depth look at “the transformation of a media landscape fraught with both peril and opportunity” through “unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom,” will open in select theaters June 24.
It’s always comforting to be reminded that literary whoring — I mean, self-marketing — has been practiced by the greats.
The most revered of French novelists recognized the need for P.R. “For artists, the great problem to solve is how to get oneself noticed,” Balzac observed in “Lost Illusions,” his classic novel about literary life in early 19th-century Paris. As another master, Stendhal, remarked in his autobiography “Memoirs of an Egotist,” “Great success is not possible without a certain degree of shamelessness, and even of out-and-out charlatanism.”
Get your social media in order writers!
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Gay Talese reflects on his time at the New York Times, and how wasted everyone at the City Desk was.
I remember my first time in the city, remember the New York Times. I remember one job I had was working late on what they called the rewrite desk. That was where you’re in a rewrite bank of typewriters, and people call in information. Well, some of those rewrite men some of them were so drunk. One time I saw a man whose head fell on his typewriter. This was the center of the New York Times, and he was just out for the drinking. He had a bottle in his drawer.
In news that is already alarming ebook fans around the internet, the NY Times is reporting in a story this morning that Apple has informed app developers including Sony that they can “no longer sell content, like e-books, within their apps”, or let users have access to content purchased outside the official Apple App Store.
The implications of such a move for existing apps is unclear, but would potentially change the landscape of how ebooks and digital comics purchases work on iOS devices drastically depending on exactly who the guidelines will effect and how they will be enforced. The most obvious target of such guideline changes would be Amazon, whose Kindle platform has steadily built its lead over rival efforts — including Apple’s iBooks — over the past year. But such guidelines have potential to effect comics app makers such as Comixology, Graphic.ly, and iVerse as well, just as those companies are expanding their platforms to include web and Android apps.
Uh, what in the fuck?
For those that don’t know, ComiXology and others can circumvent the App Store by letting you buy via the web. The book then shows up in your library in-app as a purchased download. Essentially just like Amazon’s Kindle app. Dark Horse Comic’s app was going to be a carbon copy of Amazon’s, with no in-app purchases at all. That app was delayed this weekend thanks to “unforeseen circumstances.” If true, not good.
Update: MG Siegler - Did Apple reject it because Sony was trying to let users buy e-books through their app (again, an old policy)? Or because it simply allowed them to access those e-books bought outside the app? Hard to say.
Update 2: What are the chances that Sony could be fucking with a NYT writer in order to get press for a new app..? It’s seems highly unlikely, after a few more hours of sleep, that Apple would now void the Kindle and Nook apps. They would be inundated with bad press. I hope this New York Times writer knows the intricacies of the in-app download process.
I’m interested to see how this all pans out because it could very well be a game changer for digital comic sales on an epic scale, really screwing over a lot of well laid plans by digital comic publishers. I wonder if this is the reason for the delay on some Comic Apps.