Literature

Literature

Douglas Adams

12 May 2001 was a big day for me. It was the FA Cup Final, with Arsenal playing Liverpool in Cardiff. And it was also a good friend’s...

Literature, Media

LonCon 3 – Thoughts on Worldcon

Paul Cornell interviews George RR Martin and Connie Willis Each year the World Science Fiction Society holds Worldcon – an annual...

Literature

eBook Readers – Reappraised to an Extent

I love books. Real, physical books. Two arrived in the post just today! And I have 30 pages left to read in the thriller in my bag. In...

Literature

Byliner

Byliner is a worthwhile new website. It’s purpose is twofold: to link to and promote long form non-fiction to sell original ebooks in...

Literature

Book News

Two interesting developments in the book world in the last 24 hours: Waterstones has been sold by HMV; and Amazon says it’s selling...

Internet, Literature, Music, Technology

Serendipity Redux

No, not a very poor film in John Cusack’s ouevre. noun the occurance and development of events by chance in a happy and beneficial...

Literature

Trying to Decode Kindle Stats

Amazon has been trumpeting its latest Kindle stats, proclaiming that it has sold 143 Kindle books for every 100 hardback books sold over...

Literature, TV

Advertising The Book Show on Sky Arts

Sky Arts has recently been running a pretty large-scale advertising campaign for The Book Show presented by – as all literary shows...

Literature, Technology

EBook Readers And In-Fighting

What are we to make over the weekend’s bit of fun over at Amazon.com? In brief, Amazon likes to charge a single price for its ebooks...

Literature

Henning Mankell

One of my favourite authors, Henning Mankell, was in London this week to promote his new novel The Man From Beijing. This isn’t a...