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The Unimportance Of Books

The Unimportance Of Books

I want to talk about something I don’t understand. Normally this blog is a place for me to expound on the topics I think I do understand, but on this occasion, I’m totally baffled. I’m baffled by people who are too precious about their books even to write their names in them. The other day I downloaded an app called Shelfie. The idea is that you take a picture of your bookshelves and it tells you which books are eligible…

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A Few Poetry Announcements

A Few Poetry Announcements

Though I’m still in my mini blogging hiatus, I’ve got a few announcements to make regarding my poetry. Before we start, this is a reminder that descriptions, reviews and links to where to buy my poetry are all listed on the Books page. :) E-book editions A while ago I made all of my collections available on Nook and Kobo, taking them out of KDP Select in the process. Since I did that, I’ve sold a grand total of ……

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Distracting Myself With Books

Distracting Myself With Books

Occasionally I do this thing where I just sort of read continuously. I’ll finish a book, maybe make a few passing remarks on Goodreads, and immediately start another one. Libraries, generous friends and book tokens become my favourite things. I did this in the summer of 2013, when I was dreading my AS results, and then once I had them, to distract myself from the fact that they weren’t what I’d hoped. Those who’ve been around that long will know…

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The World Of Poetry Is Changing

The World Of Poetry Is Changing

I rarely talk about poetry on this blog, and given that I’m trying to persuade you to take me seriously as a poet (at least as seriously as you ever take me), I thought I should remedy that. Fortunately, I have plenty of ideas, following on from a discussion I had with a friend yesterday about poetry and the publishing industry. After I’d said that one of my primary reasons for self-publishing my poetry collections was that it’s almost impossible…

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Why I *am* A Real Author!

Why I *am* A Real Author!

Why am I real author? Because of this. (Or this if you’re in America.) Also known as this: Look carefully at that list of authors, and you might just find one that’s familiar … Come on, guys, you can afford this. £0.99! Christmas promotion! Don’t you want me to be able to afford to go to university?

We Need To Talk About Kindles

We Need To Talk About Kindles

I ordered a Kindle today. Correction – my mother ordered me a Kindle today. I fully intend to pay her back and am not living off my parents’ money … or at least, I’m trying not to. It’s quite difficult, being too young to have a job to earn my own money, but I do tend to save up for things. I’ve been on work experience this last week, up at the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS). It…

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Why I Am A Proper Author (or will be)

Why I Am A Proper Author (or will be)

Many of you know that I guest-post over on ‘Mark Williams International’. In fact all of you should know, because I put a link up here every time I post, blah blah blah, if you don’t go read them you’re not loyal etcetera. Mark’s a bestselling e-book author, so that was quite exciting for me. But that’s not even the beginning of it, because recently I had an email that almost caused me to jump up and down in excitement….

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Feather Pen Friday: A Day Late: PROOF COPIES

Feather Pen Friday: A Day Late: PROOF COPIES

I’m so sorry, dear readers, I really am. I fully intended to write this post yesterday and, well, the only excuse I can offer is that I was having technology issues and couldn’t get onto the internet. I wanted to talk to you about my proof copies! Yeah! Proper printed books! Basically, if you complete NaNoWriMo you get given this code thing, right? It’s for a company called CreateSpace who are a self-publishing company. Right now I’m not sure that…

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