Silly, but it’s fun: Festive TV 2013

Silly, but it’s fun: Festive TV 2013

There has been some very silly television on over the last week. Fortunately I watched it so you don’t have to. Here are my silliness ratings for four festive favourites. Thank Odin there’s some sensible Danish TV back on BBC4 this weekend.

Get Up to Speed with Online Marketing

Get Up to Speed with Online Marketing

My first book, Get Up to Speed with Online Marketing, originally published in 2010, and is now available in a new edition. It’s a straightforward and easy to understand guide to online and social media marketing – which now includes thorough updates and coverage of Instagram, Pinterest and Google+.

Beware The Weeping Snowmen (DON’T BLINK!)

Beware The Weeping Snowmen (DON’T BLINK!)

John Lewis has once again captured the creepiness of Christmas with this year’s TV advert Much as I love Waitrose for their New York cheesecake and impeccable grammar (8 items or FEWER), it seems a little disingenuous for them to present us with a Christmas TV ad from their Essentials range this year (“Hey, guys, […]

Return of the Ewings

Return of the Ewings

Dallas is back to suspend the disbelief of a new generation, and the scheming hasn’t changed a bit. Nor has Sue Ellen. Seriously. I didn’t care much for Dynasty. You can keep The Colbys. I was always a Dallas fan. Thrillingly it returned to UK screens this week (Channel 5) after a 21-year absence, attracting […]

Publishing Talk Magazine

Publishing Talk Magazine

Publishing Talk Magazine launched in July 2012 as a bi-monthly resource to help you to write, publish and sell books. Packed with essential advice and information, it is designed for the Publishing Talk community of authors and publishers interested in writing, social media, self-publishing, digital publishing and the future of the industry. Each issue includes exclusive interviews […]

Dicky Star and the Garden Rule

Dicky Star and the Garden Rule

The sound of summer is the crack of leather on willow to some. To me it means the popping of champagne corks at book launches. Last night’s literary soirée was the launch of Tony White’s Dicky Star and the Garden Rule. I’ve been to al fresco book launches before but, given the weather, I was pleased to […]

Leaving Reed Towers

Leaving Reed Towers

Imagine no possessions, as a famous multi-millionaire once sang. Not too much of a stretch for my imagination, as pretty much everything I own has now been taken to the tip, recycled, donated to charity shops or put into storage. Maybe it’s the Romany in me, but I’m finding it a strangely liberating experience. Rather than […]

I will sell this house today

I will sell this house today

Yes, I’ve gone all Annette Bening and decided I will sell this house today. Actually, I have sold this house today, so hurrah for me! It’s a double celebration at the soon-to-be-shifted Reed Towers, since today is also my birthday. It’s my birthday, and I’ll move if I want to. You know how I said […]

The Family Shop

The Family Shop

I was in Edinburgh earlier this week, to speak at a conference. On the way up I had a bit of time to kill at King’s Cross station in London so, rather than have a coffee in Starbucks, I thought I’d try to find The Family Shop. Now, despite having worked in King’s Cross in […]

Danuta Kean

Danuta Kean

A blog for book trade journalist Danuta Kean. Includes a bespoke landing page and WordPress theme. Danuta writes for national newspapers including the Financial Times, Independent on Sunday and the Daily Mail. Her website includes published articles and blog posts about the publishing industry – and life with Le Bloke and Babster.

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