So what is a ‘book’, really?

So what is a ‘book’, really?

What does the word ‘book’ mean to you? Does it describe the content and words within or merely the paper and its binding? The Oxford Dictionary still defines ‘book’ as: “…a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.”

Leaving the safe path

Leaving the safe path

I quit my job. This post is my attempt to explain why. Maybe you’ll understand, maybe you won’t. Too often, we tell ourselves or are told by others to take the safe path. But the safe path rarely takes us where we want to go.

Big news for all readers inside!

Big news for all readers inside!

I grew up with British comics — you may have noticed. So when making changes to my blogs, it becomes irresistible to follow their lead. Welcome to the new Atomik Soapbox, incorporating Copywrite. British comics never died. If a comic suffered from poor sales, changing tastes or even just internal business politics it would merge with another title…

The 35 year comic book cliffhanger

The 35 year comic book cliffhanger

As a young boy, I loved visiting the newsagent. Whenever I was taken out shopping in Stockport, instead of asking to visit the toy or sweet shops, I would pester until I was allowed into WH Smiths. That big two-level store was bliss to me – more books and comics than I had ever seen in one place.

Something old, something new

Something old, something new

End of an era. This week marks the last time my byline (accompanied by my least favourite headshot) appears in Nett Magazine. The mag should arrive in newsagents this Friday and subscribers may already have a copy. I was presented with my copy over cider and dumplings last week by the awesome Jo-Anne Hui, deputy editor.