The Podcast Phenomenon: A Growing Form of Content & Why It Matters

Picture this: it’s 2014, and you’re chatting with a friend who has to make a strenuous commute to and from work every day. You inquire how they stand such a mundane drive, and they simply remark ‘I’ve been listening to a few podcasts.’ Although it seems odd that someone wouldn’t just listen to the radio…

Creative writing as a coping mechanism

It is not easy to localise the inner origins of creativity, or even to define if it is a sort of innate quality or just the way we chose to look at things inside and outside ourselves. What is intuitively undeniable is that it has an intrinsic bond with the inner spaces of our minds…

Are Celebrities taking over the Publishing world?

More and more celebrities are branching into publishing as the next step in their career. It is clear that titles released by celebrities are more likely to sell. As a text it may not be the best fiction, autobiography or a cookbook, stylistically speaking, but it is more likely to secure free promotion and also…

Are Cookbooks Dead?

In a digital age, do we really need cookbooks when we can quickly Google a recipe on our phone or tablet? What is it about cookbooks that we like and should we keep them alive? Personally, I like a cookbook for its little quirks – its little pieces of extra information. I love the aesthetics…

Hey, I am in the bookshop

The experience of interviewing Anthony Burrill  Nothing comes from nowhere. I have heard my grandfather say these words all my life. He had a strong influence on me and this message, though simple is intense. This statement is also used by British graphic artist, print maker and designer Anthony Burrill, which motivated me to try…

Consider The Redditor

Reddit has over 200 million users. While most millennials spend their social media time on Instagram or Facebook, I go to reddit for breaking news, pictures of cute puppies, and “shitty writing prompts”. But reddit encompasses so much more than that. It was originally created to share the “best of the internet” with its users….