Yeah. Na. This week I had a go with Booksprout. The site's purpose is to 'automate your advance review copy (ARC) team and send out mobile notifications'. Great. But I found the website confusing. The landing page tells you what they do and promises lots of reviews: '76.85% of ARCs downloaded through us have resulted … Continue reading Booksprout

How’d I do?

Not sure the photo's accurate . . . I'm not really disappointed by last week's experiment because my expectations were really low. A recap: I put Grandzilla on sale for 99 cents and tried out 10 sites that offered free book promotion (see below). Their modus operandi is that they send out info about your … Continue reading How’d I do?

Sacred healers

Fran Antmann talks about her book: Maya Healers - A Thousand Dreams in an interview on She's been living and working in Central and South America for years and foregrounds the sacredness of indigenous people's work and lives. "As a writer and photographer, I saw firsthand how healers, bonesetters and their patients are part … Continue reading Sacred healers

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Migrants & refugees: a positive spin…for once

From the Guardian (geez, I love their photography section), a photo essay on the value of immigrants and refugees. Writer Lorenzo Tondo and photographer Sean Smith teamed up to showcase five people in Sicily triumphantly defying and denying the Italian right's stigmatisation of refugees and migrants. Moving stories.

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Luisa Dörr

Whooo, just discovered Luisa Dörr - Brazilian photographer who concentrates on portraiture. Find more of her work here.   Or follow her on Instagram.