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Turbo Storytelling – Writing For Lightning Quick Books!

What used to be considered a fast turnaround has become the norm for today’s writers. Here’s how they’re coping with writing in the lightning age. The definition for what constitutes an instant or “quickie” book has evolved with the advent of less-than-one-minute printers such as IBM’s InfoPrint 4000, services such as Ingram Book Group’s Lightning Print and e-books. As a result, what used to be considered a fast turnaround–four or five months–is now not considered “instant” at all. To Judith Regan, editor and publisher of Regan Books at HarperCollins, an instant book is simply a book with a quick turn-around. “Instant book only means that the process of producing it goes very fast,” she says. “Instant books are things that happen in a weekend, like Ken Starr’s book.” But typically, she concedes, most books with a quick production turnaround are… Read on here...

Paris Exhibit Brings Britain To The French

In a city that prides itself on decorum, it’s not every day that artists huddle around a television cheering a soccer match while guests at the opening of their exhibit in a fancy gallery sip champagne and politely ponder their work. The Chapmans get bizarre!The Chapmans get bizarre! But “Sex and the British,” running through July 15 at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in the Marais, is not your average Paris exhibit. It’s the type of show that can touch a raw nerve in even the most unflappable Gaul. “It’s the first time this type of work has been shown in Paris,” claims Max Wigram, co-curator of the show with Norman Rosenthal, the director of London’s Royal Academy of Art. Certainly, the British artists in the show — including Jake and Dinos Chapman, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Angus Fairhust, Sarah Lucas, Gilbert & George… Read on here...