The age of illumination

Crowd Control cover

This piece is an excerpt from my ebook ‘Crowd/Control’, now available on Amazon. We had the Industrial Age. We had the Information Age, which slid into the Communication Age of putting information to use. We saw ourselves from space as one planet for the first time, and then set about […] Read more »

Crowd/Control – book launched

Crowd Control cover

My new book Crowd/Control is now out on Amazon! Although I like delving into practical communication advice, it’s in the service of social change, and I spend a chunk of time thinking about that. Why is the world like it is? Where are we going? Why haven’t we fixed these […] Read more »

London Book Fair 2013

On Monday and Tuesday I was at this show at Earl’s Court, London. It’s a great big event where the publishing industry converges to show off titles, make deals and discuss the future. I went last year for the first time and enjoyed it, so I was back again, though […] Read more »

On the pricing of ebooks

I just had this experience. Someone recommended a book. Sounded interesting, might get, wondering about print or ebook format. Grabbed the Kindle sample to test it out, liked what I read. Kindle book price is £11.15. Process stops for further internal debate. By the way, the book in question is […] Read more »

Word Fu

I realised last night that I have something in common with my qigong teacher. Qigong is a Chinese system of movement to improve health. You can use a mental shorthand of “a bit like tai chi” if that helps (though of course there are reasons why it’s inaccurate, like tai […] Read more »

The Radio-Controlled Message Bottle

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I was working on an ebook. I had to hold back on promotion while a formatting glitch was fixed, but now I’m happy to announce that The Radio-Controlled Message Bottle is available from major ebook stores! This is the written-up version of my reflections […] Read more »

London Book Fair 2012

I was at the London Book Fair 16-18 April at Earl’s Court, mainly to pick up info about digital publishing channels at the stands and seminars. I hadn’t been before. First impressions: big, busy and confusing! It filled the ground floors of Earls Court 1 and 2, with upstairs events […] Read more »