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Publishing Round-Up: 8th February 2016.

Amazon Rumored to Be Opening 400 Bookstores

‘Is Amazon preparing to open hundreds of bricks and mortar bookstores? This is the question swirling in the media after a comment made by the head of a mall operator during a conference call on Tuesday. 1,184 more words


News Round-Up

Posting the other day about my next book coming out made me realise I have a bunch of other news to catch y’all up on, so here it all is below: 487 more words

Doug Johnstone

Magical storytelling: Iain Pear's Arcadia

Okay, so the title of this post probably gives away what I think of this novel! I have enjoyed all of Iain Pears’ previous novels and… 243 more words


School Libraries, eBooks and publishers : relationship status "It's complicated"

I’ve been inspired I feel compelled to share some ideas about recent developments affecting the availability of ebooks for school libraries – it’s come about purely out of frustration. 3,010 more words

Collection Development

Grief is the Thing with Feathers – Max Porter

It has been brilliant having a good old sort out of books wherever they may be shelved, or indeed hiding, in the house as it has reminded me of the books I have to look forward to and also the ones that I have loved and the ones that I have loved and haven’t written about yet. 1,209 more words


Grief Is The Thing With Feathers

Max Porter

First Sentence:     There’s a feather on my pillow.

Back of the book:

In a London flat, two young boys face the unbearable sadness of their mother’s sudden death. 192 more words