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  • Movie Review: 'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan'

    Movie Review: 'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan'
    In trying to give a modern twist to "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan's" bestselling story of women and friendship in 19th century China, director Wayne Wang has been tripped up by his chick-lit tendencies. He should have trusted that author Lisa See's moving portrait of two girls bound by fate, custom and circumstance (as tightly and at times as painfully as the cloth that wraps and warps their feet) would be enough. Instead, he's weighted down the big-screen version with a couple of 21st century Sex in Shanghai-styled BFFs who've had a nasty falling-out.
  • Michael Chabon, royalty rates and an e-book backlist

     
    Michael Chabon's choice of the independent Open Road Media for e-book editions of Mysteries of Pittsburgh and Wonder Boys includes a frank -- if not comprehensive -- discussion of royalty rates for authors.

    42 free excerpts in Penguin's holiday sampler

     
    Penguin packages excerpts from 42 books as a free download for e-readers.

    Saints and secrets from Byliner

     
    A new original offering from Byliner explores what it takes to become a saint -- and gets overtaken by the news.

    DIY confab Craftcation lands in Ventura, March 22-25

     
    DIY confab Craftcation lands in Ventura, March 22-25