Have I dumped socialism and caring about others, for capitalism and a dog-eat-dog, greed-is-good mentality? Why, yes! [See Note 1 below] – and where better to look for inspiration on how to run a business (which is what I try to do) than my favourite programme The Apprentice [See Note 2] [Note 1 – Not really […]

A stitch in time saves nine. The early bird catches the worm. A sock on the hand is worth four monkeys on a Tuesday. In other words I’m probably about to plug our – FANTASTIC – FABULOUS – WONDERFUL – SUPER-USEFUL – GCSE-GRADE-BOOSTING Revision Guides – too soon.  I mean they’re not out until April […]

It wasn’t me – that was paint on my hands.  But if you want to know whodunit – or if you’re a GCSE student about to study this play – pick up one of our fabulous annotation-friendly editions of Jason Priestley’s J.B. Priestley’s classic An Inspector Calls! Annotation-friendly – what’s that? I hear nobody ask.  It’s specially designed […]

Our Jekyll and Hyde: Annotation-Friendly Edition is up to number 3 on the “Best Sellers in Secondary Education” Chart.  When it was at number 5 I thought I’d mention it on my blog if and only if it made it into the top 3 (which meant I could then take a screen shot).  And it […]

My chum, Mark, has come up with a marvellous idea – to create entire series of lessons for teachers to use so they don’t have to go through the very time-consuming process of putting together the lessons themselves.  The lessons would additionally be editable so teachers can tinker with them if they wish. Mark is […]

Feel free to congratulate me on uploading an image – albeit a hazy one – onto my blog for the first time. I’ve signed up for a mentoring scheme where people who know the publishing ropes act as mentors and help clueless types like me.  The Independent Publishers’ Guild who run the scheme have been […]

Long ago, I wrote rubbish stories.  I loved writing rubbish stories and, in occasional fits of madness, I’d send them off to magazines in exchange for rejection letters.  On one occasion – and it was only once – a book publisher decided they’d publish one of my short stories in an actual book.  Obviously they’d made a […]

Yes – here it is – the historic event nobody’s been waiting for – Firestone Books’ first ever blog!  Who knows what momentous news will be broadcast on these great pages?  Not me, I haven’t a clue – but I can guarantee that I will not post photos of meals I’m in the process of […]