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Month: August 2015

What should you name your blog?

What’s in a name? If you’re contemplating starting a blog, this is doubtless something you’ve already thought about, but it’s worth considering it in more detail—what are you going to call your blog? Take your time—it’s not easy to change once your blog is established. If you already have a business name, or are known […]

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Related Categories: Photography

On This Day: John Brunner Died

On this day, twenty years ago, John Brunner passed away during the 1995 Glasgow Worldcon.  Brunner was a remarkable writer, whose career seems to divide neatly into two very different streams. To quote The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: In the end, his name depends on two strands of his output: on his significant contributions to […]

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Related Categories: Authors, Commentary, Masterworks

Edinburgh Book Festival – Monday August 31

I will be appearing at the Edinburgh Book Festival on Monday August 31st at 8:15pm in the Baillie Gifford Main Theatre. I will be providing a sneak preview of the new Parlabane book, Black Widow. Details here.

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Related Categories: Chris Brookmyre Posts, From the Author

The Lathe of Heaven: Now in eBook!

As we never tire of reminding you, we recently completed a comprehensive agreement to publish almost all of Ursula K. Le Guin’s SF & Fantasy work, including eBook editions of the great Earthsea cycle and adding eBook rights to our existing SF Masterworks The Dispossessed and The Lathe of Heaven. We’re delighted to announce that […]

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Related Categories: Masterworks, New Releases

Using filters to extend your exposures

You know that you can capture exciting photos using ultra-long shutter speeds, but most of the scenarios when you’d do this share a common factor—low ambient light levels, which in fact make extreme exposure times almost a necessity. However, there’s no reason why exposure times can’t be extended in daylight, so you can record movement […]

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Be among the first to read an extract from ASKING FOR IT by Louise O’Neill

We could almost take off with excitement over the upcoming publication of ASKING FOR IT – the new novel from Louise O’Neill, whose debut ONLY EVER YOURS won her the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year Award. Team Bookends are convinced you and the young adults in your life  are going to fall over yourselves […]

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Related Categories: Bookends News

If You Were Me Review

Lovely concise review by Alexandra, thank you 🙂

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Related Categories: Sheila O'Flanagan News

Masterworks Spotlight: The Riddlemaster’s Game

One of modern fantasy’s most assured and original trilogies – comparable to The Lord of the Rings and The Book of the New Sun in scope and grandeur. Fantasy Masterworks paperback Morgon, Prince of Hed, wants only to rule and work the land of his birth as best he can, but he is faced by […]

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Related Categories: Masterworks, New Releases

Easy places to start with street photography

Using the right equipment, mastering techniques, and putting theory into practice are one thing, but without inspiration, images, whether street or any other kind, will still fall flat. One way to find inspiration begins with finding the right location. Inspiration can be on your doorstep Getting started The best way to begin is to practice […]

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Anniversary Blog Tour Last Day

  The final day of my Anniversary Blog Tour stops off at My Reading Corner where I talk about my top three memories of writing 20 books. I’ve just realised that none of them cover a publication day! http://myreading-corner.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/my-mothers-secret-sheila-oflanagan.html

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Related Categories: Sheila O'Flanagan News

Travel and foodie heaven at the inaugural Rooftop Book Club

Last night saw us ascend to the heady heights of 6th Story at Carmelite House for the very first Rooftop Book Club event – Holiday Reads on the Roof.  Refusing to be dampened by the rain, a brilliantly bookish crowd filled seats in anticipation of our globe-trotting  panel of authors – THE DISH author Stella […]

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Related Categories: Bookends News

The best cats in science fiction and fantasy

  Ser Pounce from A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin Ser Pounce is one of the three kittens given to the young King Tommen in A Feast for Crows. He is the most docile of the bunch, and the most like Tommen in personality. Tommen’s bond with this sweet little ball of […]

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Related Categories: Books, Film, Hodderscape Posts
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