I have always loved that thing about doing something not because it’s easy but because it’s hard, not because it’s what everyone does but because it’s what no one has done. For me that’s what’s wonderful about being an indie writer. This is our chance to do something extraordinary. To write what no one else […]
Author Archive | Dan Holloway
We are barely a week into the new year, and it already feels like 2017 is shaping up to be the year of literary clickbait. Last week social media was dominated by *that* article about self-publishing. And this week the book world has broken out of the culture sections of our media thanks to the […]
Dan Holloway kicks our new year off with a round-up of Indie News.
Our newshound Dan Holloway delivers a Self-publishing News roundup for 2016 featuring the format wars between print, digital and audio, the year’s best cover designs, and 2016 author highlights.
I think it’s probably fair to say that not many of us will miss 2016 when it’s gone. All else aside, a year that started with Bowie and is probably nowhere near finished with Leonard Cohen has taken far too many of our indie icons, voices who told us it was OK to be different, […]
This is the time of year when the lists, like the leaves two months ago, begin to turn. Already the best of what has been is beginning to fade, and the best of what is to come. As I did with lists, I will avoid personalised prognostications. But I couldn’t help noticing that this week’s […]
To employ an irresistible seasonal pun, it is the time of year when we begin to wrap up. In the Northern Hemisphere that means putting on an extra jumper (at our end of term work party we raised environmental awareness for the cold season by having an “ugly jumper theme” and I have only just […]
Excuse me while I just settle down and get comfortable in my new home here on a Tuesday. I look forward to welcoming you here. OK, now I’ve popped next door to Monday’s opinion column and borrowed a pint of milk, here we go. Kobo In case it sometimes seems that when it comes to ebook […]
OK, wars is too strong a word, but this week, the predominant theme I have been coming across is that of digital and physical, and the relation between the two. It’s a perennially fascinating thing to get played out, and this week was given some added interest by the fact I took part in a […]
The big literary event of the week for me was the year’s first Oxford Professor of Poetry lecture, an event that happens just three times a year. The title was the wonderfully tempting “Poetry and the Underworld: Access All Areas”, and Simon Armitage took us on a wonderful exploration of the poet’s conversation with death. […]