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.
Here we are in Week 3 of our Alt-pub theme ‘Thrortnight’ (thank you, Bookfox Kate, I think…) What a tremendous range of experiences and publishing paths we have covered already! For our final week, we have two Foxes, two Guests and a Round-up. We’d love to hear from you about your thoughts and reactions to this intriguing time of development in the publishing world, on its possibilities for writers and for readers, so please comment on what you have read here – and please choose the books mentioned during the past three weeks, and read on!
Monday: Simon interviews Slightly Foxed about their approach to reprint publishing.
Wednesday: Kate talks to Ben Doyle of Palgrave Macmillan about Palgrave Pivot, their game-changing challenge to traditional academic publication models
Thursday: Alan Cleaver joins us with Bound for success – the story of self-publishing at Florence Arts Centre, Egremont, Cumbria
Friday: From dumped mid-list author to indie bestseller… Linda Gillard talks about her publishing journey, the friends she hasn’t met yet and why contracting cancer was a good marketing ploy.
Saturday: Hilary ends the ‘thrortnight’ with a round-up of reviews and articles from Vulpes Libris in the past three years on alternative publishing and alternatively published books.
I know, I’ve used this before. But it’s Spring, the first bluebells are just beginning to show colour, and in a day or two they will be beautiful. This stunning image of a bluebell wood, ‘Bluebell Planet’, comes from the Flickr Photostream of Today Is A Good Day (Ken Douglas), and is reproduced here under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0) Licence. To see how he did this amazing thing, click here.