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Archive for June, 2012

“We can’t even think of a word that rhymes”

- June 28th, 2012

When the bell rings at 3 this afternoon . . .

Publishing strategies

- June 27th, 2012

Former TVOntario personality Paula Todd has written an e-book about her encounter with Karla Homolka in Guadalupe.

The e-book is 46 pages long and is available now. Todd plans on following it up with an expanded book in a few months.

That’s the first time I’ve heard of this type of publishing strategy: Priming the pump with an e-book, then following up with a traditional release afterward.

Will it work? Who knows? The publishing world is in disarray and everyone is making up their own rules.

An old idea makes a comeback: Did aliens create the human race?

- June 24th, 2012

The week starts with a bang, as I get my column posted early this time.

You can check it out here.

Core business in no Mood to leave

- June 24th, 2012

Check out my In Person profile of Gord Mood and Carol Vandenberg by clicking here.

As Gord said to me, London is a lot more interesting than people know!

Weekend report

- June 24th, 2012

I worked all weekend. All the reporters here have to work weekend shifts in a rotation that spreads the pain around.

How was your weekend?

On another note, what do you think of the plan to rename the John Labatt Centre Budweiser Gardens?

I remember when they renamed the SkyDome, one radio announcer refused to call it the Rogers Centre. All he would say when reporting ball scores was that the Blue Jays played in a “corporately named” stadium.

My solution would have been to re-christen it the Rogers SkyDome, which would have satisfied the corporate bosses and traditionalists too. It’s that simple.