Remembering the Kanji and Publishing in the Post-Kindle Age

June 9, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Date: Monday, June 21, 2010
Place: 2F Wesley Center, 6-10-11 Minami Aoyama; a map is here.

You can divide the writers of this world into two camps: the ones who actually produce books, scripts, articles, essays, poetry, blogs and so on, and those who hoard the magic and insights in their heads and seldom—or never—let it out into the real world.

Newsflash: If you’re stuck in the second camp, don’t you think it’s time to be bold and let the good stuff flow.

We bet best-selling author Dr. James W. Heisig will inspire you to do just that. FYI, just listing his various publication credits takes over fifteen pages. So will our second presenter, Hugh Ashton, who took an alternative route to publishing his “alternative past” novel Beneath Gray Skies, which included getting it into the e-reader realm. And our own Cindy Mullins will be on hand to answer questions about the traditional book publishing route. It’s a rare opportunity to get your questions answered about the potential of your own publishing project. At least we’ll try!

Remember that we’re at our stylish new venue, the Wesley Center, and serving up delicious obento from To the Moon and Back. Read more

Media Tectonics Career Conversations with Barry Eisler

March 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Barry Eisler is a novelist, former CIA operative, and recovering lawyer. Here he speaks with Doug Jackson and Cindy Mullins of Media Tectonics, high above the Tokyo skyline in the 49th floor executive suite of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. His sharp-edged, realistic novels about an enigmatic and conflicted assassin named John Rain have won the Barry Award and the Gumshoe Award for Best Thriller of the Year and appear in nearly twenty languages. In 2009 Sony Pictures turned Barry’s first book, Rain Fall, into a movie starring Gary Oldman. His seventh and newest novel, Fault Line, launches a new subgenre—the blogosphere thriller. Barry earned a black belt at the Kodokan International Judo Center in Tokyo, and lives alternately in Japan and the Bay Area.
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