Posts by adminphil

Independent Self-Publishing 1

When I first started self-publishing with my book An Unexpected Diagnosis several years ago, I almost gave up on the...

Who was A.C. Clarke?

A few days ago, we had a joiner in to fix an old real wood floor. It had that sound...

Book Scams

A recent article by my publisher, BookBaby, on warning potential self-publishers to be aware of unscrupulous publisher businesses, brought to...

The Value of a Good Book

I was looking through a selection of quotes recently on what books mean to their readers, and as you can...

I Was Nearly a Film Star

In terms of being a ‘star’, the title is a little misleading, but on a couple of occasions I was...

A Distant Pale Blue Dot

I mentioned in a previous blog that I would devote some of my lockdown time to rereading a collection of...

Jack Finney

Although I already read several books a week, some fully and many others partly, I have set myself the task...

Two Kind Ladies

With the coronavirus epidemic now sweeping the world, it is little wonder that many of the people in each country...

The Lost Manuscript

I watched a quiz show recently, which featured a group of famous writers, including Jilly Cooper, the bestselling author of...

Irish Writers – Sam McAughtry

I’ve finished the first draft of Varakite, the third book in the Timecrack adventure series, in which one of my...

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