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Publishing a Book - Part Six

Having launched my book locally, it was time to think about something bigger.

I went into Waterstones. I asked to speak to the manager, which seems to always make people look a bit nervous, then they are relieved when you tell them why. 658 more words


Some book festival pictures

It’s time for Bookwitch to offer a last few photos from Charlotte Square 2016, and where better than one of the corners that has those mood-lifting lights hanging from the trees? 165 more words


W. J. Adams of Fleet Street

Just back from a delightful couple of days in the north of England working through an extraordinary private collection of early British tourist and guide-books.  My co-author Ashley Baynton-Williams and I are planning on an online supplement of addenda and corrigenda to our “British Map Engravers” and, although we have only been told of a mere handful of ‘missing names’ since it was published in 2011, we both felt that there must be more.  1,450 more words


Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley

Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book reminded me of how much I love books, how much I love stories, how much I love words and how much I love book shops. 462 more words


All hail the bookshop: survivor against the odds

Nick Earls, The University of Queensland

This National Bookshop Day, Australia’s one-time Minister for Small Business, Nick Sherry, will be remembered for his words, not his deeds. 1,033 more words


A Personal History of Hay-on-Wye

I’m very lucky to have grown up less than an hour away from Hay-on-Wye (Y Gelli in Welsh), the Welsh town of books, situated on the border with England, in Powys. 1,087 more words