Five years ago Jane Aitken set up the publishing house Gallic Books with fellow Francophile Pilar Webb with the aim of introducing British readers to French literature. A bold move in a country where works by foreign authors make up less than 3% of the market. But it seems to be a gamble that is… Continue reading Gallic Books
So, the Kindle Million Club now has its seventh member – Michael Connelly. He joins Stieg Larsson, James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Charlaine Harris, Lee Child and Suzanne Collins. Which isn’t good – I haven’t knowingly read a book by any of these guys! Let’s see what they’re about. Michael Connelly – he has written some… Continue reading Kindle Million Club
Two Kindle quickies for you. 1. Did you know you can lend and borrow Kindle books? I didn’t until earlier this evening. To find out more, go to this site. This section of the book details shows you if a Kindle book is lending enabled. I’ve signed up to the site. I’ll let you know… Continue reading Kindle Quickies
Three things that caught my eye this weekend. The first two are good morale boosters for all authors like me thinking of self-publishing on Kindle. 1. Neil Pollack in a New York Times interview says: “My self-published product may not be the easiest proposition for mainstream publishers. It will be short, it’s about Jews and… Continue reading Sunday Stuff
Something Fishy has become enormous. I’m at 180,000 words and not finished. It’s too big. So I started thinking hard about what to do today while lugging hay and water around for the llamas and goats. It’s amazing what a spot of not-so-gentle exercise can do for the old grey matter. I found the solution.… Continue reading Book Break-Up
In a nutshell – yes! They would be bound to pick up scratches or worse if you don’t put them into some kind of case or bag for carrying around. I use a small Peruvian shoulder-purse as my Kindle cover. It could have been made for it, it’s such a perfect fit! How else could… Continue reading Do Kindles Need Covers?
Unimpressed by a free book for the Kindle. Book review of A Summer in Gascony by Martin Calder. Eurovision Song Contest