Self-publishing is no longer a dirty word

According to this article in The New York Times: Louise Burke, publisher of Pocket Books, said publishers now trawl for new material by looking at reader comments about self-published books sold online. Self-publishing, she said, is “no longer a dirty word.” The...

I’m all a Twitter

I’m a strange creature, I’ll be the first to admit it. For example, I love the internet and technology – I use it to publish books, after all. And yet I can be strangely resistant to new things. Now I know that Twitter isn’t really new, but...

Book Review – The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks

I’ve just finished reading this book. I picked it up at the book shop in one of those purely impulsive buys and I’m glad that I did. It’s a big tome and it covers some very interesting ground and certainly doesn’t pull its punches. This is...

Happy Year of the Ox

Gung Hei Fat Choy – Happy Chinese New Year – to all readers of The Word. Read all about it here....

124 Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels you must read

I picked this up from S F Signal today. The Guardian newspaper in the UK has been running a series called 1,000 Novels Everyone Must Read. 124 of them are science fiction and fantasy selections and that list is shown below. As it says on S F Signal: “As if I...