What really fascinates me as a writer is the question why some stories enter tradition and others don’t. There is plenty of good stuff out there that nobody reads anymore. Material that is totally forgotten but once was really en vogue, like the stories about Phantomas. Then there are stories that somehow made it into the canon even though they are dull as hell. Generations of students have suffered here and nobody, e.g. knows why on earth we still read James Joyce when there is Flann O’Brien.
Below is a guest article from a good friend of Authoramp, Rob Illidge. Rob is a digital marketing consultant based in Manchester and works with some well known brands and businesses. So if any SME’s, businesses, startups or brands are reading this, thenget in touchwith him!
This article highlights an interesting Twitter campaign that publishing behemoth Penguin Books launched on the run-up to Mother’s Day. Whether this choice of wording was intentional or not… we’ll let you decide… enjoy!
This might seem an unusual blog, but I’m often asked about book covers by readers and it set me thinking about mine. A few of the sites were I took the photographs have quite interesting stories attached to them; I decided I would write about how they came about, where I took them, and any historical interest. And being me mention if any of the sites are haunted.
This millennium has been far more fantastic than the last one. I’m talking about the Fantasy genre here; in books, movies, games, and other media. Fantasy has crept into other genres like action, comedy, and even romance. Superheroes have never been more popular, each with millions of Facebook fans. Even long dead politicians and religious messiahs are being resurrected to fight vampires and zombies.