It is almost 93 years since Erich Maria Remarque’s memoir of the First World War appeared in the pages of the newspaper Vossische Zeitung. It emerged in book form a few months later – January 1929 – and was made into a movie the following year. An English translation was published by Putnam in March … More All quiet on the blogging front
My main website matthewwright.net has had a major makeover. Out went the old fixed-size site with steam age HTML coding – some of which dated back to 2001 when the site was first set up. It used to look like this: In came a modern CMS with a fully responsive layout – which means it’ll … More My website’s had a mondo makeover
Happy new year everybody! It’s taken me until 2 January to write a New Years’ post. I am trying to take a holiday. I need one. Last year consisted of a succession of hammer blows for myself and family, coalescing to make one of the worst years since 1984. As for 2016? The unknown stretches out … More Here’s to 2016!
Random House and Penguin confirmed their amalgamation this week. It’s indicative of wider changes in the traditional publishing industry. Between them they’ll have about 25 percent of the world publishing market. They’ll also have about eighty percent of my licenses. Instead of publishing with two of the Big Six, I’m publishing with one of the … More Penguin Random House and me
Last week I received two blogging awards in quick succession. That follows being ‘freshly pressed’ by WordPress a few weeks back. Humbling, all of it. I guess I must be doing something right! Alas, I haven’t the time to respond as the awards recommend just now (soon!), but I do want to say a very special … More A big thank you for two blogging awards