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On Bluebonnets, Bagpipes and Books Podcast Episode 8 – Speaking in Tongues with the Poet Pettigrew – supposition is made that Bluebonnets and Bluebells could be from the same genus of plants…professional and amateur botanists are encouraged to voice their opinions.

Judge for yourself:

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From a Reader’s Perspective:

Many people have the opinion that self-published books are usually of lower quality than books from established publishing houses.  Yet most voracious readers have ploughed through mainstream-published books that aim for mass appeal, but contain little or no originality. Both self-published books and those from large publishers are often peppered with grammatical errors and misspelled words. We don’t believe in creating a war between authors, just as we don’t believe in literary snobbery; quality literature is quality literature, regardless of its mode of production. We want to hear your opinions (complimentary and/or constructively critical) of self-published books you’ve read. Have you perceived differences in quality between self-published and mainstream-published books? If so, what are these differences? Please avoid sweeping statements and wide-ranging generalisations; we’re looking for specifics.

Leave a comment below or send your response to bluebonnets.bagpipes.and.books@gmail.com. We may mention some responses in a future podcast.


For Readers and Writers:

Feel free to leave a comment below or send response to bluebonnets.bagpipes.and.books@gmail.com. We will use these responses in a future podcast.


From An Author’s Perspective:

As an indie author, what have you found to be the most difficult aspect of marketing to readers? What was your solution?

Leave a comment below or send response to bluebonnets.bagpipes.and.books@gmail.com. We may use these responses in a future podcast.



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