Balancing the Burden, or How Owning an E-Reader Will Not Destroy Your Love of Books.

E-Readers have widened the authorship scope to self-publishing; now you can offer up your literary endeavour to anyone, not just your parents. This has thrown up a whole debate on the value of fiction, the demise of traditional publishing and the worth of the paperback. As fun as it would be to discuss all those points today I will be sticking to the latter, and why so many people believe you have to either hate ………

The Plebeian Quest?; Book Bloggers and the Death of Literature

An article on Peter Stothard’s views on Literature and book bloggers in The Independent Tuesday has been widely discussed these last few days. Stothard, who edits the Times Literary Supplement, has been quoted to say that book bloggers are potentially killing Literary Criticism, “and says the rise of bloggers will leave the industry “worse off”.”The Independent Journalism can be misleading, especially when Stothard has not written this article directly, so I will be taking what he ………