‘Free’ doesn’t sell books – and here’s what does

I got involved in a discussion the other day about book pricing, covers and marketing profile. In the process it seemed clear to me that there are many misconceptions about how books actually sell. The idea being argued was that if a particular book got a better cover and the price was dropped – maybe… More ‘Free’ doesn’t sell books – and here’s what does

The obscure word of the week is salicional

There are over a million individual words in English. Most of them are quite obscure and deserve better attention than they get. This week’s is salicional. This is a specific tone colour (‘stop’) on a pipe organ with a softer, ‘willowy’ sound. From 19th century German salix (‘willow’). Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two)… More The obscure word of the week is salicional