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The Friday Fishwrap Celebrates Summer!

Best Wishes, Dear George: The BBC Trust has chosen George Entwistle as it’s new Director General. To thatwe say Huzzah! Despite the many and varied challenges he will be facing, the Friday Fishwrap thinks this is a brilliant move on the … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: Baked And Overloaded

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:   The problem with self-publishing is: too many books are published too soon. Count my voice as just one amongst many across the publishing world that continue to advise self-publishers to … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: And Another Thing

The Gods We Pray To? Writers tend to invoke a variety of deities, and not just “the one, all seeing, almighty” during the course of a writing day. We pray for Wisdom, to know what to write that will get … Continue reading

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The Friday Fishwrap: Fails The Turing Test

Touring Turing Take a spin around the World Wide Web today and tomorrow and you’ll see many different posts about the amazing yet far too short life of Alan Mathison Turing. The Alan Turing Year: 2012 marks the celebration of the life … Continue reading

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Monday Madness: How to Succeed In Publishing Without Really Trying?

I Heard It Through The Grapevine: At BEA 2012, Bowker vice-president for publishing services Kelly Gallagher released their newest self-published books figures. For 2011, the number of self-published titles (based on ISBNs) was 211,269. The numbers for 2010 were 133,036. Two Hundred … Continue reading

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The Friday Fishwrap Returns With A Boatload

Happy Friday, dear friends and followers, and welcome to another edition of The Friday Fishwrap. There’s been a lot of noise about the validity of Amazon Reviews. It comes down to ‘professional’ Critic .vs. Public Feedback. Critics say readers are … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: Once Upon A Monday Dreary

“It’s quarter to three, and there’s no one in this place, except you and me….” Since we’re not in a bar, you’ll have to chose your own libation of choice. This past Friday, the argument between The Authors Guild and … Continue reading

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