Promoting literary fiction on-line

Bookbub promotion: a wise investment? Jane Davis recently ran a Bookbub promotion. Jane is a successful indie author and member of ALLi whose first novel, Half-truths and White Lies won the Daily Mail First Novel Award in 2008. She has written six further novels, each of them in the genre of[…]

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Translated fiction. Peru: a little-known aspect.

Review of Malambo by Lucía Charún-Illescas, published by Swan Isle Press The Rimac river, Peru. It is always a pleasure to hold a book with an artistic dustcover, printed on quality paper. Further, there has been insufficient translation of Latin American works into English and I admire the initiative of non-profit presses[…]

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A Talent for Short Stories

GOODBYE CROCODILE  –  Conor Patrick   published by The London Magazine The London Magazine has a long-standing reputation for selecting and presenting work of a high literary quality, poetry and prose. They produced this collection of short stories in 2013. It does them credit as well as its author. I[…]

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Scottish Showcase: Review of The Grind

Today’s post is a review I wrote for ShortStops, a literary online site that celebrates the short story. The Grind is an online journal showcasing creative work from across Scotland had its first issue recently. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this as can be seen from the following: THE GRIND –[…]

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Chinese short stories

Shi Cheng -Short Stories from Urban China– edited by Liu Ding, Yinghua Lu and Ra Page It was purely coincidental that just as I finished reading the last story in this collection, the government announced a relaxation of visa restrictions to Chinese nationals with the rejoinder that British attitudes towards[…]

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