Arvon job ad hints at new UK creative writing platform

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

An online job ad posted by UK creative writing charity Arvon, “renowned for its residential creative writing courses for schools, groups and individuals,” points to an interesting new [...]

Royal Literary Fund launches Writers Aloud podcast, blog

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Royal Literary Fund, the UK charity set up to provide grants and pensions to writers either in financial distress or invalid, has launched a new podcast series and blog series, Writers Aloud, to [...]

Groupees Lovecraftian Bundle showcases promo bundling for giving

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Groupees, the digital media distribution platform “designed to transform the digital media download experience into something FUN and SOCIAL tied to unique exclusive deals on music, games, and [...]

Books are as essential as bread. Ask the English poor.

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 27, 2014 // 1 Comment

In these enlightened times that have brought us that wonder of 21st-century social engineering, the foodbank, it’s gratifying to report that, without any conspicuous aid from the current [...]

Blue collar writers invited to wash their hands and apply for grant

By libertyc
December 28, 2013 // 2 Comments

At this festive time of year, it’s good to see that some keep the spirit of Christmas by remembering those less fortunate than ourselves – especially the working class. Blue collar, [...]

The positive curative power of poetry

By libertyc
October 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

As a follow-up to my earlier piece on the latest neurological evidence for the actual physical effects of verse, here’s a couple of items detailing further evidence of the power of poetry over [...]

Keats Library in London: Community takes over a piece of history

By libertyc
August 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

Keats Community Library in Hampstead is a beautiful period building in the grounds of Keats House, the house and museum associated with the poet John Keats. A library since the early 1900s as the [...]

Reading Agency gets £1 million gift from Paul Hamlyn Foundation to foster UK kids' reading

By libertyc
July 9, 2013 // 0 Comments

The UK’s The Reading Agency, “a charity with a mission to inspire more people to read more,” has received a £1 million gift from British independent grants-giving body the Paul [...]

UK Library Campaign left cold by the men from the Ministry

By libertyc
July 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

After the recent spate of bad news around state support for Great Britain’s public libraries, including modernization and e-lending initiatives, the Library Campaign, a UK activist charity [...]

Baen fans organize fundraiser to give Kindles stocked with Baen e-books to injured soldiers

By libertyc
June 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

Political/military SF publisher Baen and its fans have long been gung-ho about supporting our troops, and since 2009 some fans have been running a yearly campaign called Operation Baen Bulk to raise [...]

Dust jacket envelopes make it easy to donate your books by mail

By Dan Eldridge
May 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

A social entrepreneurship company based in Australia, Mailbooks for Good, has recently launched a literary-minded project that combines good design and a simple but strong idea with the joy of [...]

The Rise of the Fundraiser Book

By libertyc
April 11, 2013 // 1 Comment

Two stories crossed my inbox this morning on the rise of the fudnraiser book. The first was a review about an anthology called Orange Karen that was conceived as a fundraiser for author Karen [...]

How to build you very own Little Free Library

By Dan Eldridge
April 10, 2013 // 0 Comments

I vaguely remember seeing a few blog posts and photo-heavy features here and there in months past about tiny, DIY libraries. It always seemed to me like the sort of thing you might expect to see in [...]

Anyone want to donate an e-reader?

By Dan Eldridge
February 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

I was the recipient of a half-depressing, half-uplifting email a couple of weeks back from a woman who represents the parent-teacher organization of the Hoboken Dual Language Charter School (HoLa), [...]

Humble E-Book Bundle Raises $1.2 Million

By libertyc
October 25, 2012 // 1 Comment

The Humble Indie E-Book Bundle’s sale period is over. It raised over $1.2 million on over 84,000 sales, with an average purchase price of $14.28—an altogether impressive amount. Participating [...]

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