Tuesday, 11 December 2012

1st Day of Christmas - Katy Wyton, Writer Wrangler extraordinaire

A complaint (in verse)

Writer Wrangler (N): someone who has voluntarily, or involuntarily, come into possession of a writer.

Please remember that a Writer is for life, not just for Christmas.

(Although if you put enough shiny baubles on the tree, it will distract them long enough for you to scoff all the mince pies.)

Monday, 10 December 2012

Reinventing the Bookshop for the Future of the Book

That Newsweek cover.
I got a Kindle recently. Yup. I admit it. I have crossed the digital divide. And yes, I LOVE it. Loved it so much that I downloaded a fortune's worth of books in the first week and I've read MORE since getting it than my normal. And my normal is A LOT.

But you know what? Getting a Kindle made me realize how much we need bookshops.

Yes the buying process is a doddle. But I only had to walk into my local Waterstones on Islington High Street to realize that shopping on a Kindle is a limited experience.

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