THE PAPERLATION EXPLOSION: Let's face it, now that baby-boomer-crafted masterpieces are meeting monopolization and market mayhem in the paper-driven book industry, almost all unsolicited submissions, fiction or otherwise, are being returned unread and / or unopened. Even if the mail is being read, as far as our time-honored binder / printer machine-driven publishing industry is concerned, any commitment to a new genre of, say, Giger / Quake / Matrix - inspired science fiction / science fantasy graphic novel e-books or online writing is unthinkable; as with the hydrogen engine, Old Money will not be compromised.
NANOS IN THE WOODWORK: Having wasted forty years writing and several years completing the "GRM", I've decided to introduce this "germ" of an idea here on a non-commercial basis, initially via Google and The Open Directory Project. If every little ingenious part of a vehicle must be acknowledged, that will have to come later-- suffice to say the GRM is a painstakingly embellished version of a straight-forward MSIE-reliant module which is distribution-licenced to me but which, for the meantime, must remain unamed -- that is to say that I myself, although artistic, outside of a basic knowledge of some HTML and Java languages, am no programming genius.
HOW TO READ AN E-BOOK E-Book producers must have mistakenly thought there would be enough dummies out there interested enough in e-books to prop themselves up at a desk and stare at a screen throughout a book's duration, but no such human anatomy exists. No-one has told anyone physically how to read even a standard e-book format-- that is, sequestered in a reclined position while intervenously being fed large amounts of coffee (actually, just tabling your screen halfway down the side of your bed will suffice).