Tuesday, 13 May 2008


Hi guys... Rico sent us this mailer yesterday... It's a bunch of articles he'd earlier put together as an e-book. He's managed to bring it out in print now... Got a lot of dope on the Goan media as seen through the eyes of these journos... Hope you stumble on it sometime and you have some spare cash in your pockets then. Here's Rico's note

Dear PP,
Given your close involvement with media issues, blogs and theprofession, may I introduce you to a new book on the region?
In Black and White: Insiders' Stories about the Press in Goa May 2008. Pp 216 (including index). Rs 195. Published by Goa1556 and Broadway Book Centre.
Available with Broadway Book Centre, 18th June Road, Near Pharmacy College/Raga and Rock, Panjim 403001 Ph 6647037 or 9822488564. If you would like to media literacy and debate about press issues in Goa, please consider buying a copy you can gift someone!
Frederick FN Noronha


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi PP, If its the same stuff that was published in Project Guttenberg its a must read especially the REAL FACE of 'Uncle Stray Thoughts' Rajan Narayan and lotsa juicy stuff that predecesses (I know that's a wrong word!) Penpricks ;-)

13 May 2008 at 20:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey rico would u please stock that book at say Confidant Margao... for the benefit of south-goa district?

14 May 2008 at 22:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rico's books are usually boring... Rico do u provide a book return policy if the customer feels that the book is a rip off?

15 May 2008 at 07:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon @ 15 May 2008 07:18

Does any author/publisher make such an offer?

I thought that some authors make only excerpts of their books available on the web. Companies offering music for legal downloads also offer a 2 minute sample of all songs, but never an entire song!!!

15 May 2008 at 19:42  
Blogger fredericknoronha said...

May I introduce you to Creative Commons [http://creativecommons.org/] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons] and also Copyleft [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyleft]?
There's a reason for this (read on, and you'll catch it). It's not as mindless as it seems! Makes sense, at least to me. --FN

17 May 2008 at 00:59  
Blogger fredericknoronha said...

Dear Anon @ 15 May 2008 07:18

Thanks for the feedback.

* That sounds reasonable enough, but how do I ensure that a hundred other anons don't try and take advantage of my offer to you. (You never know how bad it gets in publishing these days :-))

* Maybe we could give a full refund (and more) back to the first person who can prove that he can make another post from the same IP address you're using!

PS: Will you buy my next boring book too? Alternatively, if you promise to trash it real well, and hard enough to generate enough controversy, maybe I could even think of offering a review copy!

17 May 2008 at 01:06  

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