Posts by adminphil

Wet dreams and the unfinished revolution

ONE hundred years ago the Irish Revolution reached its bloody climax. In May 1921 a treaty gave the people of...

The loneliness of a long distance Christmas

MY wife sometimes accuses me of a ‘bah humbug’ attitude to the festive season but the truth is I enjoy...

Independent Self-Publishing 4

The regeneration of an old book One of the many aspects of the self-publishing business that I enjoy, is the...

In the shadow of Uncle Sam

THE Shakespearean drama that is the Presidential election in the United States reaches a climax on November 3 and will...

Independent Self-Publishing 2

There are new authors who think that the only route to publication is the traditional one. For a long time,...

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...

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