Powerpoint slides for the book

The preface to the book indicates that presentation slides for the various chapters are available at the Blackwell website. That's not yet the case, because I've been very late in drawing up the slides. However, as of today (20 January 2009) the slides have been sent to the publishers. I don't know how much further processing they need to do, but I'm sure it will not now belong before the Blackwell website for the book is up and running.
In the meantime, I am willing to email lecturers my copies of the slides (minus artwork) if that is of help. Send your request, with your university email address, to d.hardman@londonmet.ac.uk

Wednesday, 1 October 2008


I received publishers' proofs of my book way back in August. After having sifted through the pages and made corrections/amendments as appropriate, I set about constructing the author index... and then began to wonder just why the hell I had agreed to do this mind-numbingly tedious task. Well, the short answer is money, of course. Professional proof-readers must be paid for, aren't cheap, and so I decided to do it myself. But after several weeks of being continually chased by the nice, long-suffering people at Blackwell (who must surely hate people like me), I've come to the conclusion that it would have been worth paying the money to avoid the stress!
This blog was actually constructed in between long periods of indexing, when I just couldn't take it any more, as a bit of a challenge to myself (having never blogged before).

Anyway, I finally returned the proofs and indices today, much to Blackwell's relief, I'm sure. So for the handful of people who know I've been writing this book, if they read this then they'll know that the book really really is on its way. Can I retire now?

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