Category Archives: Interviews & Guests

Grace Purcell Interview: Part 1

(Paul Rogers) Grace, Reflections On Lives Lost is a non-fiction book. The events depicted actually happened to you, and, of course Nelson. To protect your privacy, Grace is a pseudonym. How about the other characters who appear in the story? Did you change their names, too? (Grace Purcell) Actually all of the characters in the […]

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Cata: The Debrief

(Paul) First off, congratulations on completing nine straight weeks of writing excerpts and posting them on time. How was it being under the cosh of a deadline every Friday? (Nick) Thanks Paul! Before I give an answer let me google “cosh.” Joking aside, I really appreciated the opportunity to post on Drugstore and even came […]

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The Pressure Cooker

(Paul Rogers) Nick, so let me get this straight: you plan to write the first draft of your novel over the next few months and publish what you’ve written each week on Drugstore? (Nick Cody) Yes, Paul, that’s basically right. But rather than use the words “first draft” to describe the writing, I’d like to […]

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Interview with Nico Lorenzutti, part 3

This is the final part of our interview with Nico Lorenzutti of ROH Press. Thanks again, Nico! Do you try to stay with very literal translations or give yourself a little room for creativity? When I first started, my translations were very literal, almost word for word in fact. Respect for the author, his phrasing, […]

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Interview with Nico Lorenzutti, part 2

This is the second part of our interview with Nico Lorenzutti of ROH Press. Were there any legal hoops you had to jump through? What about rights to Salgari’s works? One of the first things I did was research who held the rights to Salgari’s works; they were in the public domain so I was […]

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Interview with Nico Lorenzutti, part 1

Over the next three weeks we’ll be hearing from Nico Lorenzutti of ROH Press, an independent publisher specializing in English translations of Emilio Salgari’s books. Tell us a little about ROH Press. ROH Press is an independent publishing house that I started in 2007. We publish the first ever English translations of Emilio Salgari’s work, […]

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Luke Solomon Interview: Part 2

What can writers learn from musicians about protecting themselves from piracy online? This is a tricky one. Over the years a few companies have emerged that specialise in doing exactly that, Rip Block being one. But it has become a major job and with it comes expense. I have learnt to keep things very close. […]

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Luke Solomon Interview: Part 1

Over the next two weeks we’ll be chatting to Luke Solomon about indie music labels, the effects of going digital, and how that might translate to publishing.   As a DJ, digital technology has completely changed your working environment. Tell us about some changes. Interestingly, I have recently been trawling through some masters of music […]

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Tomorrow, as the Crow Flies: Q&A Part 3

Today’s post concludes the Q&A with Andrew Oberg about his new book Tomorrow, as the Crow Flies Who or what inspired the fictional aspects of your book? No one whosoever, really. I imagined the type of person that would be in a situation like the one in the narrative parts of the book and then […]

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Tomorrow, as the Crow Flies: Q&A Part 2

So, we continue our month-long launch of Tomorrow, as the Crow Flies by Andrew Oberg… It’s experimental, drawing from both the novel and the essay. Do you have any concerns about how readers might react? Mainly to avoid creating expectations that would fail to pan out, I would hesitate to use the word ‘novel’ anywhere […]

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