Jade Kerrion Launches Eternal Night

“What makes Kerrion’s writing so compelling is the beautifully flawed characters that find themselves in unexpected relationships…these kind of character level conflicts make Kerrion’s writing so deliciously addictive.”—Noor A Jahangir, Author of The Changeling King “Everything you want in a great story. Love, intrigue, action, betrayal, and understanding.”—Ch’kara Silverwolf, Author of Daughter of Light and […]

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The Future of Books

The Futurebooks conference is currently taking place and the census on digital content has only recently been published. As predicted by many professionals (and amateurs like me), the rise of the ebook continues, with now 9/10 people having accessed a digital book or journal. Whilst dedicated e-reading devices are the platform of choice, the proliferation […]

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A World Without Amazon?

What would a world without Amazon be like? Following on from a hearing on allegations of  tax evasion by Amazon, Google and Starbucks, led by a committee of MPs in Britain, there have been calls for people in the UK to boycott all of the above. I’ve heard fierce debates on radio between critics, who […]

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Nobel Prizes and Other News

 So the word is out that a dude in China, Mo Yan, aged 57 has been selected for the Nobel Prize for literature. His writing is described as a blending of magic realism and social realism. That’s literary terms for weird stuff that is confusing and therefore good, or which us popular fiction types call […]

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Hello world!

There’s been some changes with the way my blog is brought to you. Microsoft are transferring their Live Spaces blogging facility to the care of WordPress, hence all future blogs will originate here. But there is a huge plus with using WordPress, and that is the freedom offered by all the different tools that are […]

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No VAT on Books

The UK coalition government has today announced its emergency budget, amongst which, are plans to increase VAT from 17.5% to 20% on 4th January 2011. Publishers and Booksellers were worried that the government may try to get rid of the 0% VAT on books, forcing the prices higher in an already difficult period for book sales. Ebooks and other […]

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