Literature

Literature, Technology

The Year of the Kindle/ebook Reader?

Sometimes, a piece of information just doesn’t smell right. On Boxing Day this year, Amazon announced a couple of pieces of...

Literature, Media, Misc

Hunting In Packs

In today’s Standard (I managed to get a copy at Kings Cross – they’re never available much beyond 5.30pm at Oxford Circus...

Literature

Bookshopping

Sadly one of the few remaining book chains in the UK has gone into receivership, and it seems we’ll shortly be seeing the end of...

Literature

Waterstone’s

A new Oxford Street Waterstone’s opening soon. I love a good bookshop. I’m addicted to them. Yes – I certainly use Amazon...

Literature

Books on TV

No – I’m not talking about next week’s adaption of The Diary of Anne Frank, but books and their authors on TV....

Literature

Depressing Bookshops

I love bookshops. No really. I absolutely love them. Working in central London is great because there are a multitude of them, they open...

Literature

Publishing Straight To Paperback

A fascinating piece from Saturday’s Guardian explains how going forward, Picador will be publishing nearly all their literary fiction...

Literature

Book Signings

Did you know that Christmas is coming? I was so annoyed when I saw my first Christmas advert on the 20th October. I can really do without...

Literature

Arguing Your Point

Robert McCrum in today’s Observer has written about why It’s time to ditch the prize guys – arguing that it’s time...

Literature

Amazon Recommends

I love Amazon. They contribute literally pennies to the running of this site. Let’s put it this way, I’ve never actually...