Amazon and those book prices

I wrote a little while back about my surprise to see the Hardcover edition of Sheep On The Somme selling for about $15.00 in the Australian market. It is still around that price - $15.00 for a near 400 page hardcover book is below cost and above amazing, IMO,at least. Today I noticed that some … Continue reading Amazon and those book prices

Merry Christmas, 2021

I'm planning to wind down my online activities for the year from around now, so I thought I should take the opportunity to thank everyone who has followed along with the blog here and my various publishing activities through 2021. You make this obsession of mine with writing and publishing poetry feel a little special. … Continue reading Merry Christmas, 2021

Black Saturday – the Australian String Quartet

I've mentioned previously that a small element from my 'Devil In The Wind' poetry collection about Black Saturday in 2009 is to be used in performance of a new musical and visual performance created by Dr Natalie Williams and performed by the Australian String Quartet. The premiere of Black Summer is slotted in for tonight … Continue reading Black Saturday – the Australian String Quartet

Devil In The Wind – a musical involvement

Some time ago I was approached by Dr Natalie Williams seeking permission to to use a stanza from my Devil In The WInd poem and publication in an immersive visual media project to be performed with the accompaniment of newly composed Australian music. Dr Williams had come across the collection through some random good fortune … Continue reading Devil In The Wind – a musical involvement

Revisiting ‘Devil In The Wind’

I've experienced concentric distractions today. Each taking further from what I set out to achieve at the beginning of the day. I started with finances. Then went on to editing. After that, there was this interesting poem that I could add some pictures to and then upload to YouTube , , , Some things are … Continue reading Revisiting ‘Devil In The Wind’

Totally Lit – a new podcast series by writers for writers

I'm delighted to introduce a new literary podcast venture, started by Ky Garvie, a writer I met at one of the Rainforest Writing Retreats that I've spoken of before in these pages. Ky has just released Totally Lit: Episode 3, featuring an extended interview/discussion with Australian author Edwina Shaw. It's an interesting listen, and I … Continue reading Totally Lit – a new podcast series by writers for writers

My Word! Devil In The Wind paperback!

Oh my goodness! I just clicked over to Devil In The Wind on Amazon.com. The paperback edition is for sale at US$3.66. That's an extraordinary price, and I know there are many readers who prefer the paperback editions, so can I urge you to grab a copy now? There is no telling how long they … Continue reading My Word! Devil In The Wind paperback!

Price reductions – STK and Devil In The Wind

It seems Amazon is doing a little price cutting for Halloween and as a result, both my paperback editions have been hugely reduced in price over at their dot com site. I know recently there has been some interest in getting copies into libraries, or just having a paperback, for those who love holding a … Continue reading Price reductions – STK and Devil In The Wind