Friday, February 22, 2019

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I recently attended a mammoth book fair that included all shapes and sizes of publishers, writers, and related support workers in an industry that is undergoing a sea change. Walking the floor of that massive exhibition hall, I observed the hierarchies in the world of books—all labelled clearly and displayed under one roof.

The Stages: the main stage for international celebrity authors, replete with camera crews; side stages for mid-list authors; and a small one tucked away by the washrooms and aptly named the Soapbox for the selfies (self-published authors) and wannabes (unpublished... Read More

Story’s aims at helping children:

On Children’ Day, with the aim to do something special for the city and its underprivileged children, STORY has announced a unique initiative ‘Share A Story’. This aims to encourage donating of books to underprivileged children, at its flagship store at Elgin Road. The initiative was announced by renowned Tollywood Actor Prosenjit Chatterjee. As it was all about children, Master Arya Dasgupta was also there on the event. Both of them are the lead actors of the movie FORCE.Another famous personality and veteran actor Jayant Kriplani was there to grace... Read More

Title: grydscaen

Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy

Author: Natsuya Uesugi

Publisher: Xlibris

EBook: 288 pages

Release Date: July 21, 2011

Follow the lives of the main characters as they come together in the backstory to grydscaen:retribution, the first volume of the grydscaen saga. Faid is tired of life on the run in the Echelons, trying to keep his psychic power in check, he founds the Packrats establishing a safe haven for psychics. As a hacker he uses his jack to support his neurocyne habit. Lino is recruited by the Psi Faction and is sent on a mission... Read More

Title: The Manager’s Craft

Author: Glenn Bassett Publisher: Organization Diagnostics Pages: 216 Genre: Business Format: Paperback/Kindle

Almost any job or profession you can think of has a set of specific requirements for knowledge and skill that must be mastered. Managing and supervising the work of others is an exception. In part that is because the job of managing requires a range of social and technical skills that can vary widely depending on business circumstance. An infinite diversity of technologies, materials, markets and work skills can figure into the mix of the manager’s... Read More

When I decided to return to writing thirteen years ago, after a long hiatus, I wondered how the heck anyone was going to notice me. I did not belong to the literary community in my adoptive country; I had not even been educated in this country, had no industry contacts, no MA, MFA or other academic title that seemingly confers literary status. I had no published works that had sold in the millions. I was starting out (again). And like many hundreds of those in my demographic and education level - who believed they had a story (or several) to tell - I realized that there were many in the same... Read More

A cup of coffee is simply awesome when your are reading. It relaxes your mind and soul which is most essential while reading. To evade your mind from the hustle bustle of the city life helps focus more and to do that a cup of coffee is a must. Gone are the days when people used to go to the bookstores only to read. If they needed to relax their mind with a cup of tea of coffee they had to rely on good old tea stalls. But not today as those stalls have come inside the book stores to minimize the hazard. With this concept now Story the sprawling bookstore has come up with its café.

A mix... Read More

Many women readers of today will have fond memories of locking themselves into their bedrooms as young teens, voraciously consuming the newest edition of the Nancy Drew or Trixie Belden mystery series, all the while wishing that their young and uneventful lives could have been just a bit more exciting like that of Nancy and Trixie. Both series of books focus on the title characters finding themselves in the middle of a mystery and, aided by an assortment of friends and family and their incredibly intuitive sleuthing skills, they manage to masterfully draw their readers into their fictional... Read More

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There is a book tour on her site.

The Writer's Ego

Shaun you're probably nearer the mark than most. "mmm...right right" spoken with contemplative "yawn" inflection when you join a writers' group or dare blurt out in front of established writers (any writers) you tend to scribble, usually sending all...

The Writer's Ego

Very interesting train of thoughts, but I found myself asking, what about those that write under a ghost it to keep their privacy, or perhaps lack of ego...I actually can see both sides, especially when you are talking about writing fiction....