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Understanding the ISBN (re-post)

Let’s start with the basics: ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. It’s an international system of identifying books by assigning a unique identifier to each separate edition of a book. This not only identifies the publication, but also the different formats in which it is available.

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The First Draft

There are many ways to start writing a book, both fiction and non-fiction. Without a first draft, you don’t have a book, just an idea. But a completed first draft is just that – a beginning and not an end.

Tomorrow’s Technology Today no. 22 – Documentary

First broadcast December 18, 2012 on the Ubuntu UK Podcast [BED – DESTINATION; DOCUMENTARY THEME TUNE] FERGUS Hello. I’m the famous television historian Fergus Campbell Finlay Frazer McGregor McDonald, from the popular archaeology show, ‘Where did you Dig That Up?’ And this is an extract from my forthcoming documentary about the radio show, ‘Tomorrows Technology…

The Voiceover Arteeste

What I think people are missing is the vital role of the voice arteeste. Because if you think about it, all True Art Is Incomprehensible. I don’t like to sound as if I’m speaking in capital letters, but… I get called lots of things: voice talent, voice over talent, voice-over-talent with hyphens, voice actor, voice…

Two at the Table

I sat there more nervous than I’ve ever been. Some git taxi driver at the next table was shouting for his egg and chips. I caught Julie’s wrist as she put my mug of tea down on the table. I sort of gestured and pulled her down to sit opposite me. She looked at me…

Mr Slade

 1. INT ROOM, DAY. ENCLOSED PRIVATE OFFICE. BLAND, MAYBE DERELICT. TWO MEN, PAUL seated, ‘MR SLADE’ standing. SLADE: Have you given it any thought?

BBC9: In the Closet

“You’re listening to BBC Radio 9, Night-time and we’re in the Closet. Thats the musical special-interest closet for all you fans of indie hardcore, grunge, guitar, mixed core, fruit-and-nut, hub-cap and community disco; be it on download, CD, vinyl, 78, 45, 33 and a third, 38-26-34, Arsenal-Brentford one-nil, 911-assist or the vuvuzela. I’m Bob Bobley,…

Bella Star

From the observation deck, the star seems only a little brighter than usual. Through the polarised filters and shielding, close enough to touch, filling the entire space. Safe. Comforting. Unlike the truth of it. The destructive power of it; awesome in its’ true meaning. Where he used to come to watch it with Bella. The…