Lulu Books Update & Review

A few of the wee Victorian novels have arrived, so here's an update. COVERS: The covers came out great. The color reproduction is good, and the cover stock is of similar quality to that of Lulu's premium paperbacks. It feels as if they may not be quite as slick, but that only makes them a…

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Bad writing is a deliberate choice. Scholars in the softer fields spout obscure verbiage to hide the fact that they have nothing to say. They dress up the trivial and obvious with the trappings of scientific sophistication, hoping to bamboozle their audiences with highfalutin gobbledygook. Steven Pinker: Why Academics' Writing Stinks The Chronicle Review -…

The New Lulu & my Laura E. Richards Editions

I tried out the recent changes at Lulu by publishing a series of books by Laura E. Richards from the 1890s. The new publication process has a few changes, both good and not-so-good: Now you can choose all aspects of your book format on the first page, and easily see which formats are acceptable for…

Unpack Your Anti-Intersective Adjectives

I mentioned in a previous post that I would elaborate on the linguistic concepts of non-intersective and anti-intersective adjectives, so here we go. Intersective adjective: The adjective intersects with other uses of the same descriptor. A green car and a green frog are intersective in that they are both green, and green means the same…