A real book. Is it what you hold in your hands?
Dear reader, Many a question’s being asked about what is a book. A real book. I think that’s a valid question, and also something that only can be answered from the right point of view. A book always used to be something made of paper, with a cover around it, and words inside that smell […]
Y. Yes. #AtoZChallenge
Y. Yes Dear reader, Yes! That is all I can say to this strange road that lies behind me. Behind me? Yes! Behind me. Almost four years of actual book-publishing lie behind me, and yes, it was an incredible journey. Even more yes, because I’m ready for more of this. There will be more adventures of […]
Dear reader, I think it’s time for a small update of what is going on in my writer’s software at the moment. As usual it’s far too much, but there is progress on the horizon. In order of randomness: Book 12 of Hilda the Wicked Witch, “Hilda Extreme” is halfway through editing and the cover […]
Preferred ways of reading.
Dear reader, What is your favourite medium to read from? Do you prefer books? Tablets? E-readers? Your telephone? The Daily Telegraph posted an interesting article on this topic a little while ago: Electronic readers ‘better than books’ for older people Elderly people should use e-readers or tablet computers rather than books because they place less […]
Dear reader, This is about libraries. Who has not spent hours and hours in libraries? Perusing the thousands of books on the shelves, exploring the many different categories and styles? I know I have done that a lot in the past, when there was no Internet, when there were no e-books (yes, I am one […]
Dear reader, It’s amazing but true. Two years ago I published my first little book, about a wicked witch called Grimhilda. Hilda for friends. When I pressed that “publish” button for the first time, little did I know… What followed was a small avalanche of books (at least that is how it seems to me). […]
Paper books. E-books. The core is…
Dear reader, I think that for myself I have decided that the brawl over paper books and e-books and what is better is a non-issue. It is the same kind of argument as why people like a specific colour better, or a brand of car, or a particular kind of cereal. The core part in […]
Dear reader, If you do not like numbers, please stop reading now. Otherwise, carry on. I shall give some insight in numbers concerning my books. I started publishing in July 2010, so that is not even 2 years ago. The first 7 Hilda books were and will be free. The total in downloads of these […]
Preserve your rare books
Setting up and Maintaining Your Home Library. Dear reader, Like everyone, you will probably have paper books in your home, some of them old and precious. As a collector of rare books, your goal is to keep your collection in optimum shape. You’re careful with dust jackets and protect fragile books with clamshell cases. Even […]