Archive for the 'Book Talk!' Category

“Build the Ultimate Custom PC” arrives!

Friday, December 16th, 2005

We've just received out first set of complimentary copies of "Build the Ultimate Custom PC" and we have to admit to feeling pretty good about the final results!  I've only had time for a quick flick through but I have to say that I think the cover looks truly magnificent and the work done on […]

Writing a book – Part 3 – The proposal

Friday, December 16th, 2005

This is the third installment in a series of posts on writing a book (first post here, second post here).  It's not so much a "how to get published" but rather one author's experience of the entire writing process, starting with the idea and taking that to a finished book.  Same disclaimers as last time […]

“Build the Ultimate Custom PC” starting to get good reviews!

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

I love it!  "Build the Ultimate Custom PC" has been out a couple of days and it's already getting great reviews - I love this one on Amazon! If you buy the book then I'd love to hear from you what you think - either leave feedback at the place where you bought it or […]

Free audio book – A Christmas Carol

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

Penguin are making available a free unabridged podcast version (in MP3 format) of [tag]A Christmas Carol[/tag] by Charles Dickens read by Geoffrey Palmer.  It's in five parts and part 1 is available today and continues on the 16, 19, 20 and 21 December. Go get it!

When something is free, that’s what people expect to pay for the next one

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

[tag]Scott Adams[/tag], the creator of [tag]Dilbert[/tag], makes an interesting point in his latest blog entry.  It concerns giving away free copies of an e-book (God’s Debris) available free online with the hope that people would buy the sequel. The conclusion that Scott has come to: When something is free, that’s what people expect to pay for […]