Maldives luxury resort seeks a bookseller

With so many of us looking for an extra source of income, I thought I’d share one of the best job offers I’ve come across in a while. As The Bookseller reports, Philip Blackwell, founder of the Ultimate Library company, is recruiting a bookseller to work...

August 15: Dormition And Fires

First of all, I need to apologize if this post ends up being a bit of a downer. I always strive to keep my blog positive, as you know. Not today. Originally, I wanted to write today about yesterday’s celebration of the Dormition of the Virgin, the third...

The Case For Essay-Writing Services

I have been hosting a number of guest posts by essay-writing service providers and some have called me out on it, albeit in your always polite way. So, why do I do it? Part of the reason is my own experience. As an awkward teenager, I remember struggling with a...

Goodreads Offers Kindle EBooks Giveaways-At A Price

Since March 2016, Amazon has been offering both print and e-book giveaways. Goodreads, however, has only been allowing giveaways of print copies. As my author friend, Elle Boca, notified me the other day, this will no longer be the case. Goodreads will be introducing...

Sorry For Any Trouble

Some of you may have had trouble reaching my blog yesterday, getting an “Account Suspended” message when they tried to reach it. I apologize for that! Because of this blog’s success, I had to upgrade to a higher-end server and my website was moved...

Digitizing A 6-Feet-Tall Atlas

Are you looking for an impressive image to add to your blog? All you have to do is Google for it and it appears, as if by magic, on your screen—even if it’s an image taken from a centuries-old book. Spare a thought, however, for the poor people who have been...

Remembering 9/11

I usually don’t speak on this day, preferring to post a simple image to show how I feel. This, I do out of respect. Our of sorrow. Out of a profound lack of words. This year, I’ll only share one thing. The thought that popped into my head the moment I was...

The Land That Time Forgot

You may have noticed I’ve been unusually silent in the past few days. The reason is that I took a much-needed break to a nearby island, Evia. However, it turned out I had accidentally stumbled upon the land that time forgot: no Internet anywhere—including our...

A Moving Passive Voice Update

Most readers of this blog will have noticed the many posts I credit to The Passive Guy (aka PG) and his excellent, free newsletter, which is chock-full of information regarding the publishing industry. Not so many will be aware that my family includes members who are...