About this blog


I'LL START WITH WHO I AM, Earnest Bunbury. I would like to say that, as my name suggests, I am nobody, but that is never entirely, no matter how marginally, true of anyone. Instead, let's just say that I'm someone who likes books and has a soft spot for pulpy old novels of days past, the sort of trashy paperbacks they stopped publishing in the late eighties in favour of bigger books with a classier image (even if they didn't deserve it).

With the advent of print-on-demand services and digital books, a new wave of pulp literature has arrived to populate the virtual bookshops, though sadly, a lot of it is lacking in some needless way or other. This can be a lack of editing, poor formatting or typesetting, or just a really back book cover.

We can usually put these problems down to the very limited budgets of self and Indie publishers but this blog aims to explore the who process of producing and publishing modern  pulp with a view to providing options to help.

And why would I presume to do this? I am not a writer, nor an editor, nor a typographer, nor a designer, and so it logically follows, according to an old adage about those who can’t, that teaching them is both the obvious and natural thing for me to do.

However, having limited time and competing interests, I shall be working on this in a piecemeal fashion, moving from one subject to another as interests me at the time. I shall therefore create indexed listings of articles according to their subject on the various pages.

In the course of this project, I shall be recommending various software and resources. In the interests of impartiality, I have decided not to use sponsored/affiliate links. If I recommend something, it's because I really do think it worth while.

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