The perks of being a publishing professional

My take on the industry’s advantages

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My year in books: 2015 edition

It might be February now but every year I promise myself I will right one of these and every year I fail to deliver. Mostly because I think about it, and then think about it some more, I read a few books, I write some other stuff and before you know it it’s April and…

Audioreading: a how-to guide

This is a tricky issue, because people always wonder how I can listen to audiobooks; they seem to think it is unnatural, stupid, waste of time and time, not to mention not reading. I, personally, love audiobooks and really wonder how come I didn’t “catch the bug” sooner. I really believe that we need to…

Thought Police

About a month ago, my friends and I were talking about a recent trend of rewriting classics to meet our current politically correct reality. I have to say, I hate the need to have political correctness in our everyday life. The discussion was derived by the initiative of a scholar who wanted to stop Huckleberry Finn from…

Dystopian Mood

I was trying to understand why I love dystopias so much. I’ve come to the conclusion that they speak to me in a way that I can’t find in any other genre – or sub-genre. They dig deep into the subconscious need for freedom; the enslavement that is not recognizable in its present – realistic…