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Review of CreateSpace on Amazon KDP, Illustrated with Tips

This review of Amazon’s CreateSpace came out of emails I sent when setting up some books for someone else. You don’t need my experience in setting up bulk runs of documents for corporates on bespoke data-processing systems. But determination is … Continue reading

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Print Book Cover in Progress

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Multiple Narratives In and About Virginia Woolf

Sometimes it is better to let an author speak for themselves, which is why I have included some long quotes from Virginia Woolf’s novels. Having only recently re-read both Mrs Dalloway and To The Lighthouse the choices for January are limited. … Continue reading

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Forged: Why Fakes are the Great Art of our Age, by Jonathon Keats

As a literary forger of sorts, I enjoy reading about forgeries and forgers’ lives. There is a tendency in such books to repeat stereotypes – the forger as the injured and overlooked, the forger as the masterful yet unoriginal technician … Continue reading

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Recommended by Book Bloggers: Quirky Books about Books

I have a confession to make. I keep copies of bloggers’ book reviews in a database. This enables me to click on my ‘Books to Acquire’ folder to remind myself of possible purchases. It’s so much more visual than merely … Continue reading

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Merger Enhances Possibly the Largest Secondhand Bookshop in the UK

Bookcase, possibly the largest and most serious-minded secondhand bookstore in the UK has now absorbed its sibling, Bookends, which is a shop for new books. The resulting megastore gives Carlisle a one-stop shop that makes the city an obvious weekend … Continue reading

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Which is the Best Cover Image?

Click on covers to enlarge. Please do not click on Like and then not express a view!

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