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Privacy Please: Covering a SOMA Hotel to Keep Seniors Happy

by Joe Eskenazi
SF Weekly
March 6, 2013
Readers of Kemble Scott’s 2007 bestseller SoMa may recall a female character being lured to the Argent Hotel and debauched, not knowing she was participating in a spectator event. That book’s author insists that this is not a mere literary creation: Around 2002, he says, people who enjoyed [...]

What to Read: ‘SoMa’ by Kemble Scott

By Oscar Raymundo
San Francisco Bay Guardian
February 15, 2012
“Everyone you meet here in San Francisco has some anecdote about ‘the wild night I ended up in SoMa,’” author Kemble Scott said back in 2007. Sure, the neighborhood has experienced a gentrified taming since then. The outdoor orgies of yesteryear have been replaced by outdoor patio furniture [...]

Reading at the Rickshaw

January 12, 2011

Introducing Numina Press…

by Charles Kruger
Published January 23, 2011
How’s this for a crazy idea in 2011? Start a new publishing house focusing on contemporary full length works of literary fiction. Not self-publishing. Not chapbooks. Not print-on-demand à la Lulu or internet publishing à la Scribd. Not a blog. Not a novel on Twitter. I’m talking traditional books: an [...]

Left Coast Authors: Kemble Scott

By Alon Shalev
Published January 5, 2011
I have already shared my love for San Francisco on this blog. It is a city of so many different aspects: a city that can be described as eschewing the alternative. There is nothing more alternative, more San Francisco than SoMa, the novel.
I first met Kemble Scott when he addressed [...]

Web 2.0 for the Novel

by Scott James
Published on Likoma
A dear friend mourned the recent passing of President John F. Kennedy’s close confidant and speechwriter Ted Sorensen. “He wrote my favorite book,” she said.
Which one? I asked.
She couldn’t remember the title. But I was missing the point – it wasn’t a book she actually read. It was simply a large [...]

Kemble Scott Novel Goes 2.0 in Digital Form

By Dianna Dilworth
Kemble Scott’s new novel, The Sower , is now available as an eBook called The Sower 2.0. The eBook is available through
The novel, which was originally published in print in 2009 by Numina Press, has been updated with a new content to make it topical for 2010.
In addition, the [...]

In Conversation with Author Linda Watanabe McFerrin About Her New Zombie Novel

by Scott James
The Bay Citizen
Linda Watanabe McFerrin is one of the unsung heroes of the Bay Area literary scene. She’s an upbeat, relentless supporter of local writers, and as founder of Left Coast Writers, a local literary salon, she has helped countless authors hone their craft and get their start (including assisting me with my [...]

VentureBeat on New Reading Technologies and The Sower 2.0

by Anthony Ha
Apture, a startup trying to improve online reading with a smooth way to explore extra content, is rolling out what chief executive Tristan Harris called the company’s biggest implementation yet: Apture’s technology will soon work on the millions of documents shared on Scribd.
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How Apture Technology Enhances the Reading Experience of The Sower 2.0

Apture Highlights on Scribd from Tristan Harris on Vimeo.