Category Archive: Culture

May 17

Business of Books: Jane Cable interviews designer and digital marketing specialist Aimee Coveney

BUSINESS OF BOOKS: BETTER BY DESIGN Jane Cable interviews designer and digital marketing specialist Aimee Coveney What is your book-related job or business? I started out by opening my own freelance design consultancy after finding my niche of working with industry professionals and directly with authors themselves. I am now co-founder of Bookollective and run …

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May 10

The Hourglass By Tracy Rees Book Review

The Hourglass is a book that hooked me quickly and would not let go. Set in the present and the past: The Hourglass perfectly intertwines the stories of Nora, a woman in her forties who is troubled by anxiety and feels like her life is falling apart, and Chloe, a teenager in 1950. Both go …

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May 10

The Business of Books: Bursting the Book Bubble

Jane Cable on Bookbub and other promotions Another You has been on promotion again; partly thanks to Endeavour Press and partly off my own bat. When I heard the price would be dropped to 99p/99c for a good chunk of April in readiness for a Bookbub promotion I thought it would be worthwhile experimenting a …

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May 08

The Anxiety Journal Book Review

Anxiety is on the rise. In fact, according to mentalhealth.org.uk, in 2013 there were 8.2 million cases of anxiety in the UK. There has been an explosion in how many anxiety books are published and magazines are full of articles on anxiety and how to cope. In 2017 the House of Commons guidelines state that …

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May 05

Delicious Cinco de Mayo Fiesta Inspiration

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Cinco De Mayo continues to serve it’s purpose to celebrate the victory of The Mexicans and what better way to celebrate than with the best of Mexican culture, good food and good booze. Mexican food is known for being hearty, flavoursome and rich so why not try a recipe which will impress everyone; We have …

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May 05

The People at Number 9 by Felicity Everett Book Review

The People at Number 9 is an engaging novel. It has all of the things that books need to have to be popular at the moment: characters that are complex and are not necessary likeable, some twists and turns and just enough suspense. I raced towards the end of the book, and was frequently irritated …

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May 04

We Know All About You: The Story of Surveillance in Britain and America Book Review

We Know All About You: The Story of Surveillance in Britain and America by Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones. Privacy has become a big issue. Everything we do on the internet is tracked and even the NHS sells our records. We Know All About You is a book which charts the history of surveillance. From the first ID …

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May 03

Business of Books: Jane Cable talks to author & book designer Christine Hammacott

Jane Cable talks to author and book designer Christine Hammacott   How much of your working life does the business of books take up? The business of books is extremely varied these days. Being an author doesn’t just involve writing a book. It can involve research, editing, marketing and promotion, social media, blogging, events and book festivals, …

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