Monthly Archives: March 2011

Black Swans

About eighteen months ago I was attacked by two Black Swans within the space of weeks. The second nearly killed me; the first one may do so yet. Two weeks ago Japan was hit by two Black Swans within a … Continue reading

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One man’s top 50 books is another man’s poison

Today’s Daily Telegraph (in a riposte of sorts to Michael Gove’s suggestion that school children should read 50 books a year) is to produce its own list of 50 books for adults to read – complete with not always complimentary … Continue reading

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Let e-battle commence

Some of the battle lines in what will no doubt be a war between publishers and others are now being drawn up. I have already written about pricing structures especially on-line where it would seem that the digital version of … Continue reading

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River Cottage Every Day – a Seekabook Review

I was interested to see that Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s cookery book “River Cottage Every Day” rides high in the Amazon Book Chart; well highish, at any rate, it’s at number 32 which makes it the second best selling cookbook (after Sir … Continue reading

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A False Dawn?

Last year Amazon proudly reported that its Kindle e-reader was its best selling item. If I’m honest I wasn’t entirely convinced it meant anything because of the enormous diversity of the other items sold by the company but it was … Continue reading

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World Book Night

It’s World Book Night as I write this and I confess, I’m worried. Why? Well, don’t get me wrong, there is nothing I would like better than for the event to achieve its stated goal – which is (I think) … Continue reading

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Tinnitus Miracle Cure E-book

When I was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 it was only the second time in my 60 years that I had suffered any sort of ill health. The first time was when I went to see my doctor (actually a … Continue reading

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