In a sort of addendum to the Book Blogger files, I spoke to freelance writer and editor of women’s writing zine For Books’ Sake Jane Bradley about gender imbalance in literature, genre snobbery and reading recommendations.
Monthly Archives: July 2012
One of the things about the internet is an upsurge in the number of inspirational quotations one sees in daily life. They pop up on social networking sites all the time, and I’m pretty sure there’s been an inspiration increase in merchandise like T-Shirts and magnets and even in graffiti (especially on the walls and doors of pub toilets).
I’m a bit under the weather, so in lieu of a proper post have a poem. Not by me, obviously.
This and other literary prints are available from Obvious State which is a shop on Etsy run by a chap called Evan Robertson.
I received the following helpful comment on the Blogs You Should Read post and thought I might highlight it so others would feel the benefit. I’ve written about spam on a few occasions (here, for instance), but this one is just perplexing. Also I’ve had a busy weekend so don’t have anything meatier to talk about today.
Q. How is the editing of the 12 books thing going?
A. … Slowly.
If you were to do a Twitter search on the word ‘publishing’ you might see that there’s a lot of chat on there at the moment about apps and whether they are the future of the industry. In March, Forbes said we were at the dawn of the tablet era which was leading publishers to look at enhanced eBooks and the like. Fastforward to last weekend, when Vicki Hartley wrote on the Future Bookseller that the death of publishing has been greatly exaggerated, and that apps are here to save it.