Happy Towel Day!
This will be largely a repeat of a previous blog post, but I thought I should put it somewhere. See, this morning Jessica Reed from the @commentisfree Guardian-type people sent out a tweet that said they wanted someone to write an article about Douglas Adams and the fact that today is the 10th Towel Day. I immediately tweeted and emailed that I’d be interested, mainly because I’m a...
Horrible Marketing - eBooks Available
Hello one and all. I don’t really do marketing, I find it weird, especially as this blog is meant to be about my experience as a debut novelist and is not an advert for the book itself. However, I think it probably makes a little bit of sense to just let people know that my book is currently available on the Kindle store in various places. It’s £1.71 in the UK, $2.77 in the US, €2.44...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-5-15) →
Neutral Milk Hotel (38) Elliott Smith (12) Bob Dylan (1) The Cinematic Orchestra (1) Elbow (1) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Some Vague Advice, Including "Ardie's Law"
This blog post is going to be several things all at once and I’m not entirely sure how it’s going to pan out. You have been warned. Okay, first of all, the one thing I’m sure I’m going to be writing about – an advance-proof-copy-type-thing version of my book arrived in an oversized box yesterday and it made me grin for an hour or so. It came with a letter that explained the final version will be a...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-5-8) →
Bob Dylan (16) Joe Pug (8) Cosmo Jarvis (2) Lemon Jelly (1) Otis Redding (1) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Science has lost a friend, literature has lost a luminary, the mountain gorilla...– Richard Dawkins’ Lament for Douglas Adams (via sshrpe)
Douglas Adams - Ten Years Since His Death
Douglas Adams is my favourite author. His books managed to toe that difficult line of being both infinitely clever and infinitely silly at the same time. The result was a set of smartly constructed, entertaining books that were a huge influence on me when I cobbled together my effort towards a novel that this rarely updated blog is supposed to be about. There’s a small chance that people that read...
Quiet Kindle Release
So today, in a vague way, my debut novel came out. I say in a vague way because it hasn’t physically come out yet, but equally, in our digital age where the eBook is becoming an increasingly popular way to read books, if it’s available in this format it must be considered as released. People can read it in its entirety on a Kindle or the free Kindle apps for computers and smartphones and stuff. I...