Out Of Print Books Up For Grabs In France

The French government is leading the world in nabbing orphans. No, not parentless children, but literary works that are out of print and whose authors can’t be traced.  There are between half and three quarters of a million out of print books in France. About a fifth of these are orphans. A law passed at… Continue reading Out Of Print Books Up For Grabs In France

Ebook Apathy in France?

It looks the austerity measures announced in France yesterday may give ebooks a boost. Despite the fact that the founder of the fantastically successful Feedbooks is a Frenchman, Hadrien Gardeur, the French haven’t been very quick to take up ebooks. I have my own theory about this. Books from amazon.fr are more expensive than from… Continue reading Ebook Apathy in France?

Heads Above Water – extract for Sample Sunday

Chapter 4: Signing on the Dotted Line Il faut réfléchir avant d’agir. You have to think before acting. One night on the ferry and one night in a hotel watching France play Spain in the World Cup later, we pulled into Les Fragnes about midday on the 28th June. Nigel and Philippe, the estate agents,… Continue reading Heads Above Water – extract for Sample Sunday

Books Are Cool is back

Books Are Cool, my books and writing website – me being Stephanie Dagg – is back. It started out back in 1996 when I began my authoring career as a children’s writer in Ireland. The site was aimed at kids with online stories they could contribute to, games, colouring pages, and poems and competitions. A… Continue reading Books Are Cool is back