Vulpes Libris

A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.

Coming up on Vulpes Libris:


Monday the 13th of April to Friday the 1st of May

mine_FotoSketcherIn the last decade, the world of publishing has undergone a seismic shift.

Once not so very long ago an aspiring author’s choices were simple:

( a ) Traditional publishing.

( b ) Vanity publishing.

Today e-publishing, independent publishing, Print on Demand and all the various hybrids in between have changed the previously familiar landscape forever.

VL’s Alternative Publishing Event was originally conceived as a theme week, taking a look at the modern publishing scene from a few different perspectives; but it’s a subject with so many facets about which we had so many ideas, that we eventually had enough material for not just one or even two weeks, but three.

We considered paring it down, or splitting it into separate theme weeks spread across the year, but in the end decided that because it was potentially of so much interest to so many people, we would do something almost unprecedented and dedicate three consecutive weeks to one subject.


Welcome  to Week One of our Alternative Publishing Event

Monday: Kate interviews our recently reviewed author Peter Kennedy to find out exactly how he went about getting his book published to his precise specifications.

Wednesday: Moira reviews Penelope Farmer’s poignant new novel, Goodnight Ophelia.

Friday: In a searingly honest interview, Penelope Farmer talks about – amongst other things – Amazon and the midlist author, ageism and sexism in publishing,  the virtues and vicissitudes of Print on Demand and the not unmixed blessing of having written an acknowledged genre classic.

2 comments on “Coming up on Vulpes Libris:

  1. Jackie
    April 13, 2015

    It’s astonishing to think that Audiobook Month was all of 5 years ago! Doesn’t seem that long.

  2. Sugham books
    April 14, 2015

    Nice post

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