Category Archives: Publishing

Pondering the publishing revolution.

Busking for death money: @MRBrown_author

My pal Melissa Brown is doing a great job fundraising for her first novel, Becoming Death. I’ve read the first chapter and I want to see it all please. She’s using Kickstarter and I offered to host a blog for … Continue reading

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Books as precious things

I’m sure, as the press developed, some royal ladies bemoaned the loss of their hand painted, velvet-wrapped prayer books. I can hear them complaining that typeset ink just didn’t look and feel the same as the real thing. Fathers moaned … Continue reading

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Read all about it

My blog interview with the lovely Morgen Bailey is now on line so you can find out more about what I’m up to.  Read and enjoy (and feed back), and read more of her blog interviews too.  She’s doing great stuff. … Continue reading

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Small steps but mighty ones

I am chuffed to say my short story The Ocean is my Lover has been accepted by Ether books and will be available to download soon.  Don’t worry – I will remind you when the time comes! A river of … Continue reading

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Libraries in the digital age

The future of the public lending library is hot news.  The sleepier corners of quiet suburban streets play host to government ministers and fervid journalists arguing that the onslaught on these minor temples of literacy must be stopped.   Heckling protestors … Continue reading

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Understanding revolution

So The Melkjeven Commitment is just about done.  125,000 words.  Version 10.  (Does this count as enough rewrites?)  I’ve sent it to Penguin for that un-agented submission that just closed.  I’ve even bought the latest W&AYB so I can start … Continue reading

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