Monthly Archives: September 2012

Small Bookshops and E-Readers

I’ve just stumbled upon some potentially great news, starting this month it looks like small bookstores will be able to break into the e-book market, this is thanks to a new deal between ABA (American Booksellers Association) and Kobo. Through this deal indie bookstores will be able to sell Kobo e-readers and accessories in their stores, and the store will then gain a profit from any kobos that, that store sold.
Kobo which has never held many American consumers is hoping to use this as a way to spring board into a higher state of public awareness.
I just wish that I would be able convince the owners of my shop to try this out with Kobo, I’m not too hopeful as we’re not allowed to have a website or even a facebook page.


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Posted by on September 29, 2012 in Uncategorized



The Rage- Irish Crime at its Best

Rating 4.5 stars
Good crime novels have always been a particular favorite of mine, something about incurable rogues will always delight me, and on top of that I do have a wee bit of an Irish obsession. This most likely due to my heritage and the fact that there is little better in this world than a nice bottle of John Jameson. The other day an advanced reader copy of The Rage came into the bookshop I work at and now I can add another thing to the list of things I love, the books of Gene Kerrigan.

Mr Kerrigan has written a wonderful, quickly paced story with incredibly well designed and intriguing characters. A former nun hiding from a shameful past within a monastery, a decent cop who tries to toe the line, and a street hood fresh out of prison and looking for the big score, no more petty jobs for him.

Gene Kerrigan also does a fantastic job of transporting the reader into a modern day Ireland, without over romanticizing the land by over-embellishing the land with a few too many emerald-green glens like other authors have been wont to do.

The only problem there might have been with this books was I finished it far too quickly, and I am eagerly looking forward to reading more from this author.

The Rage
by Gene Kerrigan
ISBN 9781846552564

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Posted by on September 26, 2012 in Uncategorized


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