The Need for Physical Books

Earlier this week I made a trip to Sheffield, where I had lived for nine years and did both my undergraduate degree and doctorate. I managed to combine many things into the visit, including meeting up with friends and colleagues to discuss a wide range of things. One of the reasons for going up related…

Ebook “Tokyo 20/20 Vision” Free Today

When I started writing Tokyo 20/20 Vision, the concept of having it based around the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the title were fixed. I wanted to get the book out before the Olympics themselves. Even in January this year, as the book was published, it was hard to imagine the way the new coronavirus COVID-19…

Updated version of Tokyo 20/20 Vision now available

Following the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, it became necessary to make some changes to my novel Tokyo 20/20 Vision. As the Olympics and Paralympics will maintain the same Tokyo 2020 branding and will still be held in July/August, there was no need to make any significant changes to the novel (or…

Social Media and Promoting Academic Work

Generally these days I keep my academic work and hobbies separate on most social media. There is an overlap for my WordPress site. But on Facebook, I have a Facebook page for my academic-related things and my normal account for the usual social Facebook posts. On Twitter, I have one account for my academic-related things,…

Paperbacks are special

The other day “Paperback Writer” by the Beatles came on on my phone. As far as I know, there’s no “eBook Writer” out there. And, as much as I love reading novels as an eBook (I still prefer printed for reading academic materials), there’s still something special about paperbacks. I don’t know what it is;…