I'm now starting to look into a video camera and sound equipment for vlogging/podcasting when I can start going around and touring bookshops.
I did have a setup for podcasting in mind so will start with that as my next goal.
Zoom HS Recorder
Sure SM58 Microphones (x2)
Foam Windscreen (x2)
XLR Cable (x2)
Tabletop Mic Stand (x2)
Big Bearded Bookseller website is an eclectic mix of things I’m interested in, but mainly the book world and I’ll be writing about bookshops, publishers, putting out author q&a posts, whilst developing indie bookshop and indie publisher directories.
Hopefully these directories will show the hard work and passion that goes into running an independent business in the publishing/book world that is so dominated by big monolithic companies.
Each shop and publisher is different and they shine a light on lots of different styles of writing and books, from lovely cosy children’s bookshops to radical bookshops that challenge the status quo and get targeted by the far right for their efforts.
I will also be looking at the Independent Publishers that supply these shops and the work they do to keep new and challenging writing flowing.
This Ko-Fi will have the occasional post and picture on it, but will mainly mirror a lot of the content that I’m putting on the blog.