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The Banning of Captain Underpants

Book-banning seasons is here again! Gather round the bonfire, folks, warm your hands and enjoy the mulled wine and scent of lightly-toasted paperbacks…  Plus, why do people get so mean on the net? Presented from Florida by leading lawyer Donna Ballman and from London by literary agent Peter Cox. Links to stories include: Top 10 […]

How To Negotiate With A Publisher

A setback for authors who want to reclaim their e-book rights from publishers; Peter reveals one of his negotiating techniques; and someone in South Carolina has the world’s most highly-tuned Gaydar!  Presented from Florida by leading lawyer Donna Ballman and from London by literary agent Peter Cox. Links to stories mentioned in this show: Judge […]

Harry Potter and the Unmarried Mother

We’re back! With more stories, more opinion and even more insight into that murky confluence that lies somewhere between the edge of publishing and the beginning of matters legal.  Big stories this show are: Sherlock Holmes is definitely in the public domain, judge rules Warning Drivers Of Speed Traps With Flashing Headlights Is Free Speech […]

The Lessons of Haggis

To conclude our week’s worth of all-time great reads, selected by John Simopoulos, Dean of Degrees at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, we end on a note of sublime levity: today’s’s featured author is Beachcomber (J.B. Morton) – an English columnist and essayist of exquisite humour…  “and I can say that with the authority of one […]