Frankly, it can be hard enough finding stuff to blog about the rest of the year*, so if you think BookMachine is going to continue posting over the festive period when everyone who would do the stuff we’d blog about is off not doing stuff we’d blog about, well, you can go stuff yourself. As the publishing industry winds down for 2013, so will we – the site is coming offline for some maintenance work over the Christmas holidays, so if you want to get one last look at the many and varied ways I’ve pissed off Ayn Rand fans this year, for example, or my almost subliminal attempts at shoehorning my own interests into posts that are meant to be about publishing before the calendar turns to 2014, now’s the time to do that. Thanks to all of you from all of us for reading, happy Festivus an’ aw that, and we’ll see you back here in January, as long as none of us suffer from chronic eye injuries over the next couple of weeks.
*(If I’ve learned one thing from this past year, it’s that not everyone reads these posts with the deadpan inflection I imagine and that I should make clear when I’m joking, so consider this your notification of that.)
He was chief hack and music editor of webzine Brazen from 2006 to 2010, and hosted Left of the Dial on Subcity Radio from 2008 to 2011.
He can be heard semi-regularly on the podcast of Scottish cultural blog Scots Whay Hae ('20th best website in Scotland!' - The List), and in 2011 founded Seen Your Video, a film and music podcast and blog based in Glasgow. He has a Masters degree in Scottish Literature from the University of Glasgow that will never have any practical application. You are on a hiding to nothing if you follow him on Twitter expecting any kind of hot publishing scoop.