Bookwards – A Club for Readers and Writers

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been noticing lately that the attention economy has steadily eaten away at my reading habit. Once upon a time, I used to burn through a book every three or four days. Now I’m lucky if I read three in a month. I’ve been speaking to fellow reader friends […]

The Great Amazon-Hachette Debate: Why Should Readers Care?

  Debate? What debate? If you’re a reader, you probably asked that question as you opened this post. Most likely, you’re not even aware that as you read this, Amazon and Hachette are locked in a rather nasty battle with each other on how high (or low) e-books ought to be priced. To give a […]

Why Writing Good Books for Children is Important

If you could ask the writers of the greatest children stories in the history of literature, they would tell you that they have never thought of their readers – the children – as any less intelligent than adults. Which is why, if an adult were to pick up any well written children’s book, he or […]

The Demise of Reading – myth or reality?

I was on Indiblogger just this morning and happened to see an IndiSpire prompt that went as follows: ‘Reading books has reduced dramatically in today’s youth. Kids who read books are treated as socially incapable nerds. What is your take on this topic?’ This took me back a few weeks when my editor and I […]

If you could write just one book, what would it be about?

Come, let’s dream a little. We all – especially those of us who are active bloggers – have a book inside us. We harbour dreams of one day finishing it, of perhaps even publishing it. Some of us are working on it, most of us are just thinking about it. But very few of us […]