Notes on writing reading and face to facEBook performance part one
& parts two, three, four, five, six
Updating 'S Club 7 vs the Anti-Capitalists' on myebook this week launch instruction displayed words - loading myebook iewer. Missing v isn't like missing "n" on Chainsaw punkzine editor's typewriter that could be penned in by hand during the '80ies. Missing "v" looks similar to letter light fuse blown on seedy amusement arcade or recessional shop front signage.
This time 2008 I was busy building EBook files excited with potential of screen as medium between film, tv, and bookwork. Unlike HarperCollins' authonomy; or Issuu, or Scribd, with their hint of literary expectation - myebook offered e-commerce opportunities to authors - myebucks earn real cash from your readers. Post-crash, it's still up there. Like senior social networking model of era myspace (still popular with musos) - myebook continues to offer audio and visual in its free-to-use platform package, appealing to muso & gaming promoters along with photographic, comics & zine producers.
In 2009 Amy De'Ath wrote 'Set-ups such as ‘myebook’, which refers to itself as a product which harnesses internet technologies to help authors create, publish, and distribute ebook content online (with little or no actual ‘human’ input other than themselves), is another example of how publishers could eventually be bypassed', (Online Publishing Reader Comment, Openned Archive 20/4/09).
I think Amy was right describing myebook as 'set-up'. Early viewing stats appear exaggerated and virtual egnep is probably not only user without any bucks (via paypal) for EBook downloads. This is not to say online promotion print-for-sale is a waste of bandwidth. If egnep bothers to keep EBooks on platform best make them free-to-view. Original platform innovator and developer Simon Whitehall was only a Skype call away to help with techs - which was endearing. Sy leaves a couple of his own titles on the virtual shelf but left others to run the set-up months ago.
Egnep's fading titles are on shelves facing the sun in myebook's virtual library. Data is regularly deleted from myEBook galleries (data stored on any remote free-to-use site is hardly secure. But it's boring and time-consuming to download the same files again and again each time a title like S Club... is updated).
Since I first made EBooks pocket e-reader seems to have established itself as screen of choice for viewing black and white bestseller or easy storage text book. Anything else seems glaringly bad.
The cinema screen remains place to find hidden poetry in narrative film as Emanuella Amichai articulates better than I'm able, in her interview with SJ Fowler for Maintenant.
I am still haunted by variations of a recurring dream. I am watching a movie (black and white in childhood) of urban, suburban and near-rural places I think I am familiar with. Dreams began when watching low-budget British B films starring Lee Patterson, Paul Carpenter, Belinda Lee or Lisa Gastoni, as a little kid.
Stimulated need to reveal hidden text between representation, location as depiction in film, and reality. Internet Movie Data Base (IMDb) revealed Croydon locations filmed in Reading, Berkshire, for Peter Medak's movie on Derek Bentley's life and execution, Let Him Have It.
Finding hidden poetry themes within film narrative inspired first myEBook 'Screen Reading'.
PS Notes on old new little presses part four updated with added image