On Rating Notice

Over on the bulletin board run by Simon & Schuster, the parent company of Pocket Books, I’ve recently rated as an “Author.”

Take a look. My name is in blue, and rather than a title of “Member,” I am now an “Author.”

I’m an author. How does this happen?

One of the sysadmins there dropped me a line — would I like an upgrade as one of Pocket’s authors? — and naturally I said yes. I wouldn’t have thought I’d have rated the notice, but hey. Someone wants to give me a custom title, who am I to complain? 😉

You can tell I don’t frequent that bulletin board much anymore — I’ve been registered there since 2000 (and I used that board a lot in the late ’90s), yet since May 2000 I’ve only made two hundred posts.

I’ll have to use my newfound author-fu powers for evil, not good.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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