It’s March, and I’ve just had some exciting news.
is to appear in a promotion by the British Library’s digital arm to
persuade small digital publishers—such as myself—just how easy it is to
upload their titles using their portal.
Although digital publications have been around for quite some
time, it often takes governments a while to recognize a new technology, to work
out how they ought to deal with it (a minefield of a question, and one which they
surely pray they will not get wrong), and to find the necessary funding to
implement their proposals. In Britain in 2013, a law came into effect requiring
digital publishers to fall in line with traditional publishers in offering a copy
of any newly-published title to the British Library’s legal deposit. Thus the
portal, the interface between us, the publishers, and them, the British Library,
This was a defining moment for indie digital publishers; we
finally had equal rights with the giants. On a personal level, I was proud to be
included in the first intake, and I am thrilled to be represented—both as an
author and a publisher—in the portal’s new promotion. I wish them the very best.
This month’s article from Why the Victorians
Saw Ghosts – An Illustrated Guide to 19th Century Spiritualism is all about
where unscrupulous photographers passed off double exposures on a gullible public
as genuine shots of spirits. Why the Victorians Saw Ghosts normally retails
for US$2.99 in most online stores, but you can still download it for free from
When it comes time to pay, just use coupon code: TD22X. A technical word of warning:
go for the ePub version if it happens to be a format you can use; for reasons
beyond my control it is vastly superior to the MOBI.
Remember, you can always message me on the
form or you can send me an email.
Both Malane, who designs this website for me, and I really look forward to hearing
from you, and I will always try to respond.