Articles by: Bruce K. Hollingdrake

David Sedaris – Ask Me Anything

David Sedaris – Ask Me Anything

Earlier this week, American humorist and longtime NPR contributor David Sedaris joined social network site Reddit for one of its famous AMA (Ask Me Anything) Q&As. CanLit fans may recall that Margaret Atwood did one not too long ago. Sedaris, who is getting ready for a major speaking tour, showed[Read More…]

by October 9, 2014 Authors
Join Us – Do You Own A Bookshop?

Join Us – Do You Own A Bookshop?

We are presently looking for 2 new Featured contributors. If you own or manage a small bookshop and would like to share some experiences/tips with our writers all while gaining a little exposure for your business – please consider joining The Bookshop Blog. We will expect the contributor to write[Read More…]

by July 15, 2014 News & Opinions
Alexandra Horowitz and Experiencing the Wonders Around Us?

Alexandra Horowitz and Experiencing the Wonders Around Us?

From Brain Pickings… For my book club collaboration with The Dish, Andrew Sullivan’s online oasis of intelligence and idealism, I had the pleasure of sitting down with cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz to discuss her immeasurably wonderful On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes — one of the best books of[Read More…]

by July 9, 2014 Books & Mags
My Twitter Strategy

My Twitter Strategy

A guest post by Jean Shorney When my son suggested that as a writer I should get myself ‘out there’ via the medium of Twitter, all I visualised was people either photographing partially eaten meals, or entertaining us with averaging innumerable cups of coffee per day. Twitter can be a[Read More…]

by July 4, 2014 Writer's Corner
Should I Start a Podcast?

Should I Start a Podcast?

From The Future of Ink As an online entrepreneur, you have a tremendous opportunity to leverage this platform to get your content, your brand and your marketing message out to a wider audience.  There are four primary reasons podcasting is making such a huge resurgence, but before I get to those, let’s take a quick[Read More…]

by June 9, 2014 Marketing Ideas
Should You Feel Embarrassed for Reading Kids Books?

Should You Feel Embarrassed for Reading Kids Books?

I’m not sure I agree with the premise of this article. I read YA from time to time. Perhaps the gist should be that you might feel embarrassed if YA is the Only lit you read. What do you think ?   As The Fault in Our Stars barrels into theaters this[Read More…]

A Look at The Fault in Our Stars

A Look at The Fault in Our Stars

The Summer blockbuster season is just around the corner – and it looks to be a dandy. But before getting into the hardcore sci-fi and interstellar super heroes we start off with a real tear jerker geared towards the young-ish set. From The Hollywood Reporter With interest in adapting John Green’s[Read More…]

by June 8, 2014 Miscellaneous
With Physical Book Sales Declining, Foyles Takes a Leap of Faith

With Physical Book Sales Declining, Foyles Takes a Leap of Faith

You might think that a hundred year old bookshop that has recently experienced 20% annual declines in sales would consider packing it in. With the tremendous acceleration in the growth of e-book sales, are most old established bookshops in peril? Instead of rolling over and playing dead, the venerable Foyle’s is[Read More…]