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.

Alt-pub on Vulpes Libris – a round-up.

It’s the end of our Alternative Publishing theme ‘thrortnight’ (coined by Bookfox Kate, you saw it here first), and what a fascinating and varied three weeks it has been. When … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Telling Tales. A Guest Post by Linda Gillard.

Bookfox Hilary first encountered independently published author Linda Gillard when posting a Goodreads review of Emotional Geology sparked a wholly amicable and satisfying conversation, and led her to read more … Continue reading

May 1, 2015 · 2 Comments

Palgrave Pivot: mopping up the mid-length manuscripts

Until a few years ago, the normal way to publish academic research from the humanities or social services (a requirement of the job) was to write a book of 80,000 … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

An interview with Slightly Foxed

I am a loud and enthusiastic fan of Slightly Foxed (the ‘companionable quarterly magazine that’s all about discovering good books and the pleasure of reading’, to quote their website) and, even … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · 4 Comments

In conversation with The Book View Café

The Book View Café is a cooperative publishing house, founded by a group of authors who wanted to take control of how their writing was published, and to get them past the … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · 7 Comments

Marisa Hayworth: a romantic experiment

Three women decided to work together to build inventory on Kindle. Here’s how it works. By one-third of Marisa Hayworth.  Self-publishing is tough. It relies on a reasonably high standard … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · 3 Comments

Publishing your novel yourself, the way you want it

VL: We begin the Vulpes Libris theme thrortnight* on alternative publishing with an interview with someone who’s been and actually done it. Some weeks ago I reviewed Peter Kennedy’s first novel, Fishermen’s … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · 7 Comments



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