Important - the significance could be quite substantial.– Noam Chomsky on Unbound
Amy Jenkins on This Life and the Nineties →
For all you fans of This Life, here’s a great piece Amy Jenkins wrote for the Guardian in 2007 about being a woman of the 90s - raves, therapy, Diana, the Verve, Tony Blair…
Any author can indeed publish their own work but not all authors will have the...– A footnote from Craig Mod’s excellent article Post-Artifact Books & Publishing.
A bloody brilliant idea– Bernard Cornwell
An interview with Jonathan Meades on Little Atoms
Little Atoms is a brilliant digital radio station, specialising in interviews with writers, thinkers and doers. They are a live talk show about ideas and culture with an emphasis on the ideas of the Enlightenment. Previous guests include; Martin Rees, Steve Jones, Noam Chomsky, Adam Curtis, Ian McEwan, Cory Doctorow and David Eagleman. They have a series of great interviews with Jonathan Meades on...
Its tough to make predictions - especially about... →
I spent yesterday talking to authors about new book projects, learning some tricks about the dark art of search engine optimisation, and writing copy for an exciting new project we’re putting up on the Unbound site (www.unbound.co.uk) on Friday. What I wasn’t doing was sitting in the Publishers Launch conference in the rather impressive new Congress Centre in the heart of what used to be London’s...
An idea whose time has come– Philip Pullman
The launch of Unbound
You don’t have ideas. Ideas have you. Unbound is an idea that fell into the laps of three authors in a pub in London eighteen months and two weeks ago. As ideas go it is very simple. Instead of writers trying to twist their ideas into a form conventional publishers think they can sell, why couldn’t they pitch their books directly to the readers instead? Oddly, readers are the people in the book...