Where do people buy books

I was at a function recently made up of family and friends of my daughter. Two people, who had read Daniel and loved it asked me how it was selling and which bookstores it was in. They were surprised  to hear that bookstores rarely buy independently published books. Sometimes, the odd independent bookstore will take one on consignment. It’s a …

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Some answers and some more questions

I’ve had a little more time to think about the questions raised recently about our literature. Even while admitting I need to know more, I am an avid reader of NZ authors. I will deliberately pick them out from the library and bookstore shelves. But I didn’t used to be like that. Once I, too, followed the media pack and …

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How well do we know our literature?

Last week on the Arresting Prose blog for the Mairangi Writers Group eleven questions were asked about our life as a writer, including our favourite author and book, our best classic novel and movie from a book – and so on. All were interesting questions. Even if you are not a writer, some questions are worth a look to consider what …

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Welcome to my new website

It’s been a rather steep learning curve understanding how to use ‘web speak’ to make the pages as they are seen on the screen work the way I wanted them to be from behind the scenes. There’s been rather a lot of trial and error and a lot of help from my very friendly webmanager to help me. I am …

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