Category Archives: Books

Amazon exclusive? or NO THANK YOU!

Ever wondered how to remove a book from the reading public’s gaze? Simple. Publish it exclusively on Amazon! The company’s CEO Jeff Bezos only cares about profit. When he realised he was losing money by paying royalties to each and … Continue reading

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On our Love-Hate Relationship with Punctuation… — Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog

By Stephen Spector on Literary Hub site: Let’s face it: writing isn’t a natural act. Our ancestors may have started speaking between 50,000 and 2 million years ago, but it was only 5,000 years ago that people started to write. … Continue reading

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Time to fess up!!!

Originally posted on Have We Had Help?:
Here is a question for all my fellow writers, both published like myself, and those who just love to write for the sheer joy of doing so. How many hours do you spend…

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You have a treat in store…

Today’s team review is from Robbie, she blogs here https://robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/ Robbie has been reading Donkey Boy and other stories by Mary Smith Mary Smith’s collection of short stories are a real treat. Each story deals with a complex set of … Continue reading

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Putting it in perspective!

Here’s another post about some of the sharks waiting to pounce on the unwary writer… ~~~ As a published writer, sooner or later you will encounter one or more of the following! Once you have published a book or books, … Continue reading

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The Marathon of Novel-Writing

Originally posted on A Writer's Path:
? by Jennifer Kelland Perry Nearly five years ago, I posted an entry to my blog about how I had recently begun writing a novel. How excited I was to tell you of my…

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The Soldiers’ Pocket Books That Legitimized Paperbacks

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Even though pamphlets and softcover books have been available in Europe since the 16th century, US readers looked down on them until well into the 20th century. As a recent Atlas Obscura post by…

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Well done David!

Just to let people who may be interested know, I have my first novel on Amazon, printed and Kindle versions. Having waited in vain for agents to even acknowledge my e-mails, I have decided to self-publish because I would like … Continue reading

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Old books: paper or ebook

“I do love secondhand books that open to the page some previous owner read oftenest. The day Hazlitt came he opened to “I hate to read new books,” and I hollered “Comrade” to whoever owned it before me.”     … Continue reading

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Theo’s Golden Ticket

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”                     – Dr. Seuss “A book is like a garden, carried in the … Continue reading

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