June 14th, 2004

Sun

Publish America

Because of a comment on HPANA here, I was browsing Writers Net. The Google ads that lined the page ended up being various self-publishers and vanity presses, who are apparently trying to reinvent themselves.

The ad from Publish America now says: "Avoid stigma of paying a publisher! We want your book, not your money." But how does one avoid the stigma of being published by Publish America? They have changed their site, I think, since the last time I took a peek. Now they swear you don't pay for anything. Does this mean that their books now cost even more?

Ah, well.
Gee

D-Day Today

Neat article (does have pop-ups) taking the D-Day invasion and writing in the journalistic style we see today.

Tragic French Offensive Stalled on Beaches (Normandy, France - June 6, 1944) - Pandemonium, shock and sheer terror predominate today's eventsin Europe.

In an as yet unfolding apparent fiasco, Supreme Allied Commander, Gen. Dwight David Eisenhower's troops got a rude awakening this morning at Omaha Beach here in Normandy.

Due to insufficient planning and lack of a workable entrance strategy, soldiers of the 1st and 29th Infantry as well as Army Rangers are now bogged down and sustaining heavy casualties inflicted on them by dug-in insurgent positions located 170 feet above them on cliffs overlooking the beaches which now resemble blood soaked killing fields at the time of this mid-morning filing.


And there's more. Worth reading.