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In defence of book publishing

A new utopian world awaits all us avid readers, I learnt today. The tyranny of publishers and bookshops will soon be a thing of the past. Thanks to the internet, and the opportunities that it offers for electronic publishing, authors no longer need traditional – or any – publishers. Gone are the days when the profit hungry publishers and booksellers exploited writers by packaging and selling their creative output, while giving far too little in return. Now, authors themselves control the industry, because they alone write the words that sell the volumes. “Content is king, and only authors provide the content.” Continue reading

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What are you reading? Suggestions please…

By Niamh Cullen At the moment, I’m working my way through three books; two novels and a sort of history book. Last week, I started reading Portugese novelist Jose Saramago’s Seeing. I had already read two of his novels a … Continue reading

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