A Short History, from the Ten Commandments to Kindle E-Books
Why do some people get to speak and others only to listen? Who controls the written word? On Friday 22 February at 2.00 pm, at the Castle Hotel Bishop’s Castle, Bob Fowke will be tracing the history of self-publishing (and publishing) from the Word of God to Kindle E-books, with a sideways swipe at censorship through the ages, the Inquisition, Louis XIV, intellectual snobbery and Rupert Murdoch. From King Enmebaragesi of Sumeria to Mark Twain via Daniel Defoe, no stone is left unturned – well, quite a lot of them since he’s only got an hour.