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Vanity and Publishing

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Well. You may have noticed that this place has been a little quiet of late. This isn’t because I haven’t got anything to write about – far from it, because things are really quite exciting at the moment. But the problem is that the fact that things are really quite exciting at the moment is […]

Ancillary skills

Unconventional Marketing

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This week I did a brief presentation on Unconventional Marketing at the Bristol branch of the Society of Authors, and I thought I’d share the gist of it with you. I should begin with a disclaimer that I am not an expert in this area. I have, however, had some interesting experiences that may be […]

Competitions

A Juggler’s Life

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I published this post yesterday before succumbing to a fit of chronic overthinking (it’s a habit of mine). Anyway, I looked at what I’d written and decided that it sounded less like a totally fascinating description of my complex portfolio of a life and more like an extended whinge. After all, any working mother (to […]

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Ta-Da!

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(Actually, I have rather a lot of Ta-Das to go through today, so please do bear with me.) Ta-Da One! DIP FLASH is published! Yes, it’s here! The short story collection you’ve been waiting for. The one that Joanne Harris described as a ‘remarkable collection – compact, witty, incisive and surreal,’ and David Gaffney described […]

Dip Flash

DIP FLASH Gets a Cover

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I once went to a talk given by the chief book-buyer for WHSmith Travel, where he talked about his process for choosing which books to stock in his shops (the branches of WHSmith you see in railway stations, airports and motorway service stations). First of all he looked at the cover, then at the blurb […]

Real life

Update on the Day I Went Viral

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Remember this? Best final line of any book I’ve read for a while. pic.twitter.com/xtbKLxHrxY — Jonathan Pinnock (@jonpinnock) March 12, 2018 Four days on from the original tweet and the crazy bandwagon is running out of steam. It passed 6000 retweets a couple of mornings ago just after breakfast, but by that point it was already slowing to […]

Real life

The Day I Went Viral

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Well, I was going to write an entirely different blog post today, properly on topic about my forthcoming short story collection DIP FLASH (gotta keep mentioning it, eh?) But then this happened: Best final line of any book I’ve read for a while. pic.twitter.com/xtbKLxHrxY — Jonathan Pinnock (@jonpinnock) March 12, 2018 At the time of […]