Tag: irish blogs

Please Don’t Ask Me To Recommend A Book To You. It Will Only Hurt Us Both

Please Don’t Ask Me To Recommend You A Book: Why Book Reviewers Are An Endangered Species

Being a book reviewer is a tough gig, which is why I’m glad don’t do reviews on this blog. But because I spend so much time shouting and roaring all over the interweb about booky stuff, people often ask me for recommendations. It never ends well. Once it ended up in tears, recriminations, and a mud-wrestling pit. Who knew bookish types were so volatile? Well, actual book reviewers, for a start. And they’ve known for a while.

What If This Blog Were A Book, And Got New Pants

What If This Blog Were A Book, And I Was Trying To Sell It

I’m always banging on about book marketing and book sales, the good and the bad, the glaringly obvious and the borderline insane. But if this blog were a book, how would I sell it? Would I be able to sell it at all? Of course I wouldn’t. In other news, the blog gets new pants.