Monday, 27 October 2014

Happy 500th blog post!

Here we are at our 500th blog post. This seems as good a time as any to reflect on this blog, a ramshackle addition to the Philistine Press website. 

Since its launch in 2010, has received approx. 400,000 page hits, mainly direct ebook downloads. (This stat doesn't include our modest success on Smashwords, Feedbooks, iBooks and Barnes and Noble among other platforms.) I'll have to start practicing my cartwheels for when we pass the half million mark. 

Philistine Friendly has received roughly 10% of this figure, which is the way things should be, considering that much more work has gone into Philistine Press than this blog. 
I'd like to think Philistine Press is the best non-profit ebook publisher in the world. By contrast, Philistine Friendly is by no means the best blog in the world, neither is it intended to be. It's like a randomly-selected busker who's won a competition to be the support act for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds (my favourite band, in case you were wondering). 

Let's not be too harsh though. As creator and chief contributor to this blog, I think it's pretty fucking cool. Here's to the next 500 posts, and the next 35,000 hits. 

Frank Burton

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Blue / Orange

An ace BBC film based on the Joe Penhall play.  Great writing, great performances.