Libraries are magical places. I am absurdly lucky in Oxford to spend a great deal of time in some of the most remarkable reading rooms in the world, from the eccentric rotunda of the Radcliffe Camera to thousands of the world’s earliest printed texts in Duke Humfrey’s Reading Room. Libraries are doorways for the mind, […]
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What intellectual property means to the indie author and self-published books – join Dan Holloway’s conversation about this vital issue
Ah, Festival season is well and truly upon us. Hence, sorry, more from the personal snaps album to accompany this week’s post. As I write, we are in the middle of my own local offering, Oxford Literary Festival. In many ways I am grateful to this lumbering monolith of a shambles, because it was this […]
Ever considered using song lyrics or titles in your books? Read this post for useful insights on the matter from a former lawyer.
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 […]
What should the indie authors do when digital pirates target their books? Award-winning writer Jane Davis, author of seven novels, shares her strategy.
I have been catching up with the latest news on the fly having had a couple of days out researching the latest edition of “shoehorning my life into an ill-fitting metaphor for the indie author’s world.” I only had two nights away (hey, I’m a poet, holidays are what happen to other people) but they were […]
Well, I’ve had quite a week. I would say my feet have hardly hit the ground, but as you’ll know from last week that would hardly be true. My feet have done a lot of hitting the ground, as I was honoured to take part in the 100 kilometre Race to the Stones Ultramarathon on […]
There are many motivations for going indie. One of the metaphors I used to hear most was that setting out for Indieland was like being part of the Gold Rush, that this was a territory being staked out and carved up from scratch, a blank tablet with no pre-existing laws and various other frontier-based tropes. […]
No, you’ve not got double vision. You did see me yesterday. And now you’re seeing me again. I will try to not appear myself tomorrow, don’t worry! Copyright So, this is the reason you’ve seen me twice. Yesterday’s post (here) was devoted to the current consultation on proposed changes to Australian intellectual property law. There […]