Book sales for pension

Denis Waitley, an American motivational speaker, writer and consultant once said, “Chase your passion, not your pension.” And while I typically live by these words, believing strongly in 'Carpe Diem', I cannot help but think that FAAS KRAMER could offer me a nice pension in several years to come. At the time of this writing … Continue reading Book sales for pension

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It’s a jungle out there!

It was the Indian writer Ashwin Sanghi who said: "Write when drunk. Edit when sober. Marketing is the hangover." Many a time have a written a chapter while under the influence of alcohol. Though often spectacular, the next day I deemed the writing not always suitable, nor consistent or totally missing the mark. The editing … Continue reading It’s a jungle out there!

We are all alike…

Given my international and multi-cultural exposure, I have long since learned that people are different and that discrimination - in terms of recognition and understanding of the difference between one thing and another - is fine. It's when discrimination becomes prejudiced, partisan, and unequal that this becomes repugnant. Being Caucasian, atheist and having lived in … Continue reading We are all alike…

A good review is a wonderful surprise…!

It was Joyce Carol Oates who said, "A good, sympathetic review is always a wonderful surprise!" I am no different. I often check Goodreads, Amazon, Lulu and Bol to see how many copies I've sold and to see if there any new reviews. Given the lack of activity my expectations are low, but if I … Continue reading A good review is a wonderful surprise…!

B(u)y the book

It was Dr. Seuss who said "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” As far as I can remember I've always loved reading. As a child, all my pocket money and many hours were spent in WH Smith in Hull: Paddington … Continue reading B(u)y the book

Double Dutch

Perhaps I'm a product of globalisation. I have two mother tongues, have lived in three countries and visited countless others. Throughout my professional career, I have always worked for multinationals with a large diverse workforce and a spread of different languages. English has been (and still is) a binding factor, an advantage for me having … Continue reading Double Dutch

Sex Maniac?

It was the poet John Lydgate who said, “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time." This rings true for books too. Every reader has their tastes and opinions, … Continue reading Sex Maniac?