Category Archives: Commentary

FINAL POST: The Once and Future Robot

For this concluding post of The Robot Watcher, I will take a brief recap of the various topics and subjects that I have discussed since the beginning and leave you all with my final thoughts and predictions. As I stated … Continue reading

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Exhibit A: AR’s Strange Chemistry

I have maintained such a narrow focus on Angry Robot that I have all but ignored the publisher’s two imprints; YA outfit Strange Chemistry and the crime bosses at Exhibit A Books. I will take a brief overview of both … Continue reading

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Angry Robot’s Tone: Yes, Indeed They ARE Fans

As I have mentioned in my last few posts, “we are fans” is a sentence from AR’s mission statement that informs most of their actions as publishers. It drives their DRM policy, it dictates how they approach social media, and … Continue reading

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How Angry Robot Deploys Social Media

A small, horizontal column on AR’s main site, labeled “Social Robotics,” contains links to AR’s three main social media platforms; Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. In this post, I will briefly discuss how AR utilizes these platforms and how it reflects … Continue reading

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How the Robot Army Won AR’s War

“Join the Robot Army! See the Angry Robot World!” This blast from the past opens up AR’s promotion page for their Robot Army (RA) program, a system that gives genre bloggers a chance to obtain advanced reader copies of upcoming … Continue reading

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Angry Robot Announces Plan for Book-Sharing Partnership

I mentioned last time that this post would cover AR’s Robot Army system, but in true Angry Robot fashion they decided to interrupt my plans with something fresh and exciting. On Wednesday October 9th, AR announced that they would be … Continue reading

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Why Angry Robot Doesn’t Play the DRM Game

It’s no secret that Angry Robot sells their e-books free of DRM. On the store front of The Robot Trading Company (the AR-owned online store that sells e-books from AR, its imprints, and a few companion genre publishers), a bold … Continue reading

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