Category: Publishing Tricks

Is Your Book Good-Looking Enough For The Internet?

Is Your Book Good-Looking Enough For The Internet?

There’s a new trend in successful book covers – but has it made its way into indie publishing, and if not, why not? And on another note, can I interest you in some psychedelic wallpaper designed by Delia Smith in a fever dream?

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Is Mediocrity The Only Path To True Equality?

Is Mediocrity The Only Path To True Equality?

Arguments about positive discrimination usually get very negative, and the current one in publishing is no different. Some people think that promotion should be based on merit alone, no matter who you are. But are they missing the point?

Finally: The Book List For Book Lovers Who Can’t Find Books To Love

The Book List For Book Lovers Who Can't Find Books To Love

Once upon a time, a blogger couldn’t find anything she wanted to read. So she did the unthinkable, and asked the good citizens of the internet for advice. This is about the only time this year you’re going to get a happy ending to a real-life story involving social media and human beings, so you may as well read what happened next.

There’s An Indie Publishing Gold Rush, And Guess Who’s Making A Killing?

There’s An Indie Publishing Gold Rush, And Guess Who’s Making A Killing?

It is a little-known fact that the old trope of a piano falling on someone’s head was inspired by every Irish person ever who felt proud of themselves for even five minutes. In this post I deal with misplaced pride, indie publishing scams, bogus bestsellers, my difficult childhood, and why if you want to be original, you should never read anything written by anyone else. Ever.