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Gee Rodriguez and the rottweiler witch – a blog about Clean Reader

If you haven't heard of Clean Reader yet then allow me to enlighten you: it's an app that automatically changes swears and other types of "profane" words in ebooks into more acceptable language. I know! What kind of terrified baby would want or need something like that? Well, apparently some people do. Though what they make of the internet I have no idea. Here are my thoughts on why it's kind of OK in one way but mainly not OK in pretty much all other ways...

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Literary collaboration: three reasons why you should consider it

Two less successful collaboratorsCollaborators usually get a bad rap. The term has generally negative connotations in everyday use, and no-one ever talks about Vichy France with misty-eyed nostalgia. Recently, however, I decided to put all that to one side to try working with Bernard Schaffer (check out his new website http://www.bernardschaffer.com) on Fool's Gambit, a… Continue reading Literary collaboration: three reasons why you should consider it

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Book covers, Slavic pimps and a dystopian horror carnival

A draft cover for Something In The WaterI just finished designing a cover for an ebook by the Tunbridge Wells Writers - Something In The Water, an upcoming collection of "unreliable biographies" of historical figures related to Tunbridge Wells - and it got me thinking about how cover images work in an age of electronic… Continue reading Book covers, Slavic pimps and a dystopian horror carnival