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Browse a Bookshop

Questions for Bookshops

As part of the development of the individual posts for each bookshop on the list I will be sending out the questions that I asked on the ‘Browse A Bookshop’ feature to all bookshops on the list. I’m going to rehash the pages of the bookshops who’ve already responded to fit into the new format …

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Publisher Profile

Questions for Publishers

The ‘Publisher Profile’ feature is kicking off once again, there are already a few publishers who were part of this earlier and I’ll be updating and expanding their info first. Each post will have contact information, some blurb, images, contact details, website, etc. I’ll be using public information for this, but if you want to …

Growth
Journal

Snowball

A few years back I had an idea that seemed as though it could be quite nice, a small personal project that I can do in my down time from work, something that may be fun and give me something to do on the darker evenings. I’ve always had a pile of little projects floating …

The Promise Witch
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August update

This month has been a good month for reading including actually enjoying audiobooks for the first time, it’s also been a good month for my blogging in general. At the start of the month I decided to do some blog consolidation and have now ended up with just four blogs: Big Bearded Bookseller – my …

The Harm Tree POS
News

The Harm Tree POS

UCLAN Publishing have contacted me and thought I could give a shout out for their POS pack for their upcoming Young Adult book, The Harm Tree. The pack includes 1 x standee, 1 x A4 window cling and 1 x A3 poster, and to inquire about it please contact Hazel Holmes on HHolmes3@uclan.ac.uk This was …

Mistakes
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Mistakes And The Process Of Making

QUESTIONS TO YOURSELF Ask yourself these questions applying them to work you’ve already done or to work you are about to do. Or even they could be used on other people, seminars, etc. – have I made this work with the attitude of it being an experiment? – what am I trying out? what is …

That Long!
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It’s Been a Year!

Yes, that’s right, it’s been a year since I got the Twitter account and domain to start on this journey. As soon as I got those I promptly froze and didn’t touch either again until August of last year (2018) as the initial idea behind the domain changed due to unforeseen circumstances. I had a …

Still Working
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Catch Up Post

I’ve had nine days off from my main job and have been able to get on with a lot of the little jobs I’ve had hanging around. The main one though is that a new feature called Publisher Profile has now been initiated, several publishers have been in touch to be part of this already. …

The Hobbit
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Reviews vs. Ratings

There’s been a lot of discussion on Twitter lately on a lot of different things re. ARCs, positive reviews, book bloggers, and their intentions when picking up books to review so I thought I would add my tuppence to it. I, like most of the bloggers I chat with and follow, buy most of the …

'Book Buddy' by Emma Reynolds
Book Buddy

Book Buddy

At the start of February Maz Evans (@MaryAliceEvans – the author of the wonderful Who Let The Gods Out series) started the #BookBuddy hashtag on Twitter in response to a deplorable lack of funding for books and libraries in schools, Schools’ budgets are under unprecedented pressure, meaning that many schools are struggling to afford basic …

Slow Blogging
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Slow Blogging

I was again starting to plan out an aggressive timetable of blog and social media posts to help me become a ‘successful’ blogger with a ‘successful’ blog. Filling all the metrics of hits, likes and client interactions. These are the things the Internet and ‘people’ tell you are required to be a good and successful …

A Murder of Crows
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A Blag Of Booksellers

Collective Noun   In linguistics, a collective noun refers to a collection of things taken as a whole. Most collective nouns in everyday speech are mundane and not specific to just one kind, such as the word “group”, which is applied to “people” in the phrase “a group of people”, but is also applied to …

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