The past is much more interesting when it is penned by people who led much more extraordinary lives than did the kings, queens and statesmen of the past. During his 1,000-mile route march across India to the North-West Frontier and Afghanistan Hindu Kush, Bandsman William Rutter penned his diary. It never crossed his mind that his diary entries penned for family interest would in 200 years’ time fascinate readers all over the world.
MICHAEL WALSH EDITOR: Recently, I learnt of a donkey sanctuary that receives $3 million in donations every year. I then look at Europe Renaissance’s depleted bank account and I ask myself why I can’t play the ass too?
When historians pen the obituary of the West’s dying moments it will reveal that strategies adopted by the arrogant West backfired spectacularly. Many suicidal tactics will be covered in future news stories. For now, we focus on Cancel Culture relating to book and video publishing by Amazon online publishing.
Free speech has never been free. There is a constant struggle for control of information. Throughout history, men and women struggled for free speech with tyrants who focus on denial of freedom of expression.
With 16 FREE READ book titles now uploaded readership response has been encouraging. Described as a Revolution in Reading, the venture could be the first small step in dismantling Amazon’s omnipotence in the book-selling field.
MICHAEL WALSH to date has published over 70 books and novels. Now, for the second time the acclaimed writer ventures into the world of city vigilantism. Spurred on by the success of A Leopard in Liverpool published 2018 on Amazon and lulu.com he has now had re-published The Stigma Enigma.
BOOK REVIEW: Penned by Amazon-banned award-winning novelist Michael Walsh THE PHANTOM OF OPHELIA holds the distinction of being a tale of fiction based on real life. In fact, the experiences and settings in which these supernatural incidents took place are still in evidence. Sunnyside Manor in Liverpool is still a residence. Widdecombe Manor situated in the bleak moors of Dartmoor in quixotic England is today a guest house.
Born in 1929, Belgian national Jean Schramme had little need to travel to the Congo Republic. As manager of a vast estate in the Belgian Congo, Schramme was already a Congo national during the Congo Crisis (1960 – 1965). The setting to his contribution was the scene of the unrest following the breakaway of mineral-rich Katanga and Kasai Provinces.
Amazon’s share of the book market is 41 per cent. They also dominate 65 per cent of all new online book units. They have the largest share of the e-book market as well, with 67 per cent. Amazon controls 64 per cent of sales of printed books online.
During the late 1950s, I attended a 12-week training course in seamanship at the Sea Training Camp situated in Sharpness, Gloucester. Having earned the first of my seafarer’s tickets, I then became one of the thousands of British seamen serving in the British Merchant Navy.