You will have to excuse the fact that this week has essentially been one spent fanboying. The major indie component of this features big time in the news, but it has been hard, in my literary life, to think of much other than the fact that Phillip Pulman has announced a new trilogy that will […]
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It’s not easy writing topical introductions to a global column. At least, it’s not when you’re from the UK and the thing you naturally talk about most is the weather. Because it would make no sense for me to talk about how I’ve been running through the snow and expecting our boiling Australian readers to […]
It’s been a reflective week. Here in Oxford it has been Disability Awareness Week, and I contributed to two events, once as a poet and once simply as a disabled person reflecting on the doors that are open or closed to me that those without disabilities might see very differently. One of the things about […]
Last Friday was one of those interesting times when my day job and my “real interests” coincided. It doesn’t happen, it has to be said, all that rarely – after all by day I am an administrator at Oxford University’s Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics. But I wanted to share this particular event because […]
If you’re like me, then you will be thinking pretty much what I’m thinking. It’s that time of year. The year is so young and so full of possibility. And so old and full of disappointment. It’s the time when it’s not too late to claw back those ambitions we had do firmly in our […]
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 […]
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, […]