Mike Shatzkin

Posted by Guy Pringle, 18th December 2012

Mr Shatzkin is the visionary behind The Idea Logical Company in the US and is truly a lateral thinker about the publishing industry. His blog today posits his ideas on  Rethinking book marketing and its organization in the big houses (see view...

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My books of 2013 which are

Posted by Guy Pringle, 14th December 2012

The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan – best Irish book since Angela’s Ashes to my mind. The Universe Vs Alex Woods by Gavin Extence – you’ll hear Curious Incident mentioned when it hits. Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher – My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece was an view...

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A peculiar lack of imagination?

Posted by Guy Pringle, 11th December 2012

I guess it was inevitable that the Guardian would come up with a piece like this - http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/shortcuts/2012/dec/09/learn-to-write-erotica-centaurs   What I found depressing when I MC'd Gosport's reading group quiz last Thursday was a display of recently published view...

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