Monthly Archives: August 2013

Thoughts on Self Publishing from Leaders in Romance Market

This article comes from Publishers Weekly and introduces the reader to views of the self publishing phenomenon from of the best selling authors in the romance market. At RWA [Romance Writers of America] in Atlanta, one of the hottest author … Continue reading

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Regency Celebrity: Captain George William Manby, Author and Inventor

Captain George William Manby FRS (born November 28, 1765 in Denver, Norfolk; died November 18, 1854 in Great Yarmouth), was an English author and inventor. He designed an apparatus for saving life from shipwrecks and also the first modern form … Continue reading

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Regency Justice: The Pillory

The pillory was a device made of a wooden or metal framework erected on a post, with holes for securing the head and hands, formerly used for punishment by public humiliation and often further physical abuse, sometimes lethal. The pillory … Continue reading

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Regency Celebrity: William Smith, Abolitionist (and Florence Nightingale’s Grandfather)

William Smith (1756 – 1835) was a leading independent British politician, sitting as Member of Parliament (MP) for more than one constituency. He was an English Dissenter and was instrumental in bringing political rights to that religious minority. He was … Continue reading

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Regency Happenings: Religious Freedom??? The Doctrine of the Trinity Act 1813

The Doctrine of the Trinity Act 1813 (53 Geo. III c. 160. sometimes called the Trinitarian Act 1812) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It amended the Blasphemy Act 1697 in respect of its Trinitarian provisions. … Continue reading

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Regency Happenings: The Battle of Vitoria, the end to the Peninsular War

At the Battle of Vitoria (21 June 1813) a British, Portuguese and Spanish army under General the Marquess of Wellington broke the French army under Joseph Bonaparte and Marshal Jean-Baptiste Jourdan near Vitoria in Spain, eventually leading to victory in … Continue reading

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BAM Tiptoeing into Print on Demand Market

This article comes from Laura Owen and Paid Content. Books-A-Million, the nation’s second-largest bookstore chain after Barnes & Noble (not that there’s a lot of competition these days) is tiptoeing into the print-on-demand market: The chain signed a deal with … Continue reading

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