‘Show me the money!’: the self-published authors being snapped up by Hollywood
After watching Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, self-published author Mark Dawson was inspired to create his own answer to the film’s heroine Beatrix “Black Mamba” Kiddo. And now Dawson – and his character government-employed assassin Beatrix Rose – are set to take on Hollywood, with his series on the verge of a major television deal, complete with a “triple A” producer.
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Start the presses: Indie publishing on the rise
The rumors of independent book publishing’s demise have been greatly exaggerated, if you ask Stalking Horse Press publisher James Reich. Reich, who is also the chair of the creative writing and literature department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, wrote to Pasatiempo, “We need small presses to keep literature vital, because the corporations owned by Rupert Murdoch or…
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