Recommended Read: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos – Jordan B. Peterson

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos – Jordan B. Peterson Notes: Since I first heard of him, a few years ago now, Peterson has since become something of an internet and media sensation. So any encounter with this book is bound to be coloured by what preconceptions the reader has of him fromContinue reading “Recommended Read: 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos – Jordan B. Peterson”

Earth and other unlikely worlds: What Is The Clarke Award For?

Paul McAuley writes: It seems quite simple. It is, according to its simple self-description, an award for ‘the best science fiction novel published in Britain in the given year’. A measure and celebration of achievement in science-fiction writing that isn’t limited to novels published within the science-fiction genre. But what is meant by ‘best’? andContinue reading “Earth and other unlikely worlds: What Is The Clarke Award For?”

GoodReads really wants authors to spend money

  GoodReads really wants to start making money. The social book discovery network has unveiled a copious amount of new initiatives in the last year to make this happen. They are charging money to authors and publishers to  orchestrate Kindle Giveaways, promote books on the site with Sponsored Books and now GoodReads wants to send an emailContinue reading “GoodReads really wants authors to spend money”

Make ‘Em Laugh? Pretty Much Only If You’re A Member Of The Species ‘Homo Sapiens.’ | Big Think

Cartoonist Robert Mankoff, also Cartoon Editor for The New Yorker, explains laughter: Humor — more specifically, humor done standing up in front of an audience — is something that humans can claim all to their own. Source: Make ‘Em Laugh? Pretty Much Only If You’re A Member Of The Species ‘Homo Sapiens.’ | Big Think

It’s Time to Ditch Discoverability |

James Scott Bell on getting the elusive attention of readers: Ever since the self-publishing boom took off, authors and industry types have bemoaned the “discoverability problem.” How can a new author, especially a self-publishing one, possibly get discovered in the tsunami of content flooding the market? Source: It’s Time to Ditch Discoverability |

Author Chat – Michael Brookes – Kath Middleton – Books

Hi Michael. You have a new book out – The Church of Virtual Saints. You seem to be drawn to religious and metaphysical subjects. What are your inspirations? I’m drawn by the great mysteries in life – why do we exist? How did we come to be? What makes us who we are? Such questionsContinue reading “Author Chat – Michael Brookes – Kath Middleton – Books”

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