Watch legendary author, Ursula Le Guin, say it how it is at the National Book Awards, regarding genre fiction as literature, agency pricing, corporate fatwas and authors accepting the ill-treatment.Read More Ursula Le Guin at the National Book Awards
“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 […]Read More Jade Kerrion Launches Eternal Night
My Rating: 4/5 A genre-bending love story by the award-winning author of the Double Helix books, Jade Kerrion. Every full-moon for a thousand years the humans of Aeternae Noctis have dreaded the arrival of the vampires who steal away their five year old children. Now it’s the turn of the child who has been prophesied […]Read More Exclusive Preview: Eternal Night by Jade Kerrion
Perfection Challenged, the thrilling conclusion to Jade Kerrion’s multiple award-winning, bestselling DOUBLE HELIX series, will be released on September 17th and will be available in paperback and all electronic formats. Beta readers have declared Perfection Challenged “the best of the four books…the perfect ending to an amazing series.” If you’ve never picked up the DOUBLE […]Read More Book News: Perfection Challenged Cover Reveal
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 […]Read More The Future of Books
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 […]Read More A World Without Amazon?
What Amazon’s review cull means to me.Read More What Amazon’s review cull means to me
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 […]Read More Nobel Prizes and Other News
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 […]Read More Hello world!
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 […]Read More No VAT on Books