So I wandered into a lovely office in a nursery in Johannesburg to speak at Radio Today, a community radio… Read more Podcast: Catalogues, Books and Writing
Bad cover design delegates books to the wrong sections, gives them the wrong or no readers and so often puts great books on sale tables, alone and unwanted and left to die next to untold numbers of Dan Brown books.
Oh look, it's happening again. Amazon has removed buy buttons before, in 2008, 2010 (twice) and 2012, and now they've decided they're going to try again and see if people allow it, AGAIN.
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I don’t mean to wax lyrical and mewl like an old lady on her stoep with a blanket on her… Read more The Life and Death of the Book Store
Let it be said that the current publishing model, as a whole, doesn’t work perfectly. Great writers don’t make it,… Read more Traditional versus Self-Publishing
As far as moments in publishing go, the launch of Pottermore is massive. But what makes it momentous is that,… Read more JK Rowling, Pottermore and the Future