How to do it properly

A proof copy of the book arrived last week. For the first time I have an idea of what the finished book will look like and how it feels to have it in my hands. Yikes, it is scary and I love it until, a second later, I kick into super critic!  I look for... Continue Reading →

The free movement

Arriving at a youth hostel, you enter an international world. Despite being rooted in a local place you're likely to meet someone from another country whenever you stay in a youth hostel. Youth hostels are a part of an international movement for freedom  and travel and  I hope they will remain a little immune from... Continue Reading →

June 1930

June is a great month for youth hostels. The weather is great, the days are long and can be warm. For many youth hostels it's the busiest time of year, especially for those with school and youth groups staying. It's also an important month for youth hostels. It's the month when they had their official... Continue Reading →

The next book

Virginia Woolf was supposed to have said that writing was like sex.  First she did it for love, then she did it for friends and now she did it for money. That's quite an answer to give when anyone asks what I am going to do when my book is finished.  Imagine faces if I... Continue Reading →

How to battle with book design

Designing a book is a battle. It's a job for a professional. It requires software that most of us don't possess as well as knowledge, skill and understanding. I've been learning all of this over for the last few weeks and months, starting with my work to publish my biography of Richard Schirrmann - the... Continue Reading →

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