Posts Tagged ‘independent publishing’

Occupy Publishing

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Inspired by Ryder Collins‘ tremendous article, and as a tangent to the ideas behind the Occupy Wall Street movement, I wanted to slam down my very own opinionated piece. It seems to me that business/writing/the business of writing is a continuous handshake, a wink and a slap on the bum.

(Sure I want to bring down federal banking just like the next man. I do believe that what is going on financially in the world is a massive swindle and most people are on the losing end. But what I also believe is that you and I also need to be held accountable. We’ve put our faith in these establishments, we’ve handed it all over, from our salaries to our mortgages. Not to mention the free-spending, the gluttony and lack of self-control which has meant we’ve lost our footing; in fact we’ve lost it, slipped up and fallen face down in our own putrid puke.) (more…) more»

Dear Spammers,

Monday, April 25th, 2011

I just wanted to write a letter thanking you for your phenomenal perseverance. You show real character in the way you just never give up, never give in, hoping that one day I would stumble, possibly while hungover, and click Approve instead of Delete. I may well do that for you, for that wonderful comment that so highly praises the great content of this site. (more…) more»

Honest Breaks Into The London Book Fair

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

We waltz through the blazing gates of the London Book Fair, longing. Shake hands with the devil. Shake hands with anything living or otherwise. We find the toilet for that all important pre-meeting piss, smoke one last cigarette, puff chest out like a soon to be slaughtered cockerel.

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Introducing ‘Homegirl!’ by Ryder Collins

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Honest Publishing is thrilled to announce its latest publication, ‘Homegirl!’ by Ryder Collins.

In the author’s own words, Homegirl! is ‘a love story where no one ever says, “I love you.”‘ In our words, it’s a gripping tale packed with nihilistic wit, irresistible characters, twists, thrills, spills, and a style that is truly its own. (more…) more»

To Free, Or Not To Free?

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

I’m going to play the role of devil’s advocate here, because, in truth, I don’t really know the real motivations of chancellor George Osborne, and his half-baked, coalition government. This lot have really been vigorously swinging the axe left, right, and centre, since they grabbed the keys of number 10, haven’t they? All in the name of spending cuts, to put the ‘Great’ back into Britain again. Since the last mob were resident at Downing St, this great country of ours has ‘gone for a burton’, to borrow a well-used Cockney phrase. (more…) more»

The Meaning of Independent in Independent Publishing

Monday, October 25th, 2010

The first definition of independent is:
“free from outside control; not subject to another’s authority.”

Must be a delicate subject in independent publishing today for I look at top independent names out there and they’re surrounded by backing, by influential friends, contacts at their beck and call. (more…) more»