Self Publishing: Behind the Scenes with Authors Reach

Richard Hardie is one of the founder members of Authors Reach, a co-operative of local authors turned self-publishers. Here’s how it works.    The job of being an author doesn’t stop with the words “The End”. In many ways that’s just the beginning. Publishers tend to spend their marketing budget on promoting books from authors who they know will turn out Read more

Merlin, Time Travel and Comfy Chairs

Portsmouth University librarian Lizzie Wildgoose had a surreal surprise when she dropped in to her local branch of Blackwells the other day.  A funny thing happened on the way to the forum, or should that read Blackwells, last week. I didn’t want to venture very far. My lunch buddy had cancelled, the drizzle had started and I Read more