FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Posts Tagged ‘David Rees’

Indie Booksellers Choice Awards Shortlist Revealed

The shortlist for the first annual Indie Booksellers Choice Awards has been revealed. The grand prize winners will receive a group display in independent bookstores across the country.

Melville House and Shelf Awareness co-sponsored the awards. Below, we’ve collected the full shortlist.

Participating booksellers can cast votes until May 20th to choose five grand prize winners. According to the press release, the winners will be announced on May 23rd at a ceremony in Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. The event will be hosted by comedian David Rees.

Read more

Mediabistro Course

Memoir Writing

Memoir WritingStarting January 7, work with a published memoir writer to tell and sell the story of your life! In this course, Wendy Dale will teach you how to create your story around a marketable premise, hone your narrative voice, write a memoir with a solid structure, and sell your memoir before you've even finished writing it. Register now!

Copyfight: David Rees Vs. Jamba Juice

gywo_200.jpgDavid Rees, the comic creator behind the “Get Your War On” series, has declared war on Jamba Juice this week after the company appeared to copy his style in an ad campaign–publicizing the copyfight with John Hodgman and his Twitter friends.

However, unlike J.D. Salinger suing to block an unauthorized sequel, Rees has a different problem: his distinctive work depends on public domain clip art, so it’s hard to find a legal remedy. One reader laid out the problem: “You’ve made it clear you don’t want to sue anyone, and that’s because you can’t. If you want to get pissed off, save it for a time when you learn how to draw and are actually protecting original work…You should be flattered.”

The author responded: “I’ve got nothing but love for … any of the other 10,000 webcomics that use the same Dover clip art I use. But the Jarmbur Juice ad campaign looks so totally, exactly like GYWO that I feel they crossed some kind of line.”