Monday, January 18, 2016

Lions, Donkeys and Dinosaurs eBook at last

It's bugged me for a long time that Lions, Donks wasn't available in digital form. My agent having moved to a new firm after it was published, I wasn't aware that the e-book rights had reverted to me. But I have now found this out, and it is finally possible to get a digital, searchable copy without murdering any trees or waiting for delivery (and a bit cheaper than even the secondhand scalpers seem to be offering the paper version, once you include their "delivery charges").

It's a Kindle book, but you don't need to have an actual Kindle or Fire device to read it: you can simply install the relevant Kindle app on your preferred phone, fondleslab, computer or other gizmo, or read in the browser on a device that's not even yours.

As ever, you can reach me at lewis(at)

Friday, January 08, 2016

Farewell to the Register

So, yes, the new controlling faction among the Register owners and I recently parted ways after eight years: four of those with me running the entire editorial show, a period of all-time record readership for the Reg (see post below). I'm not legally allowed to discuss the reasons behind my departure.

I've got a few projects under way: first up is finally getting Lions, Donkeys and Dinosaurs out as an e-book and then writing a sequel to it. I'll also be unveiling my so-far unpublished specwar-opera novel, so watch this space.

I'm available for doing other things. As Bulldog Drummond put it in his advert:

"Demobilised officer ... would welcome diversion. Legitimate, if possible; but crime, if of a comparatively humorous description, no objection. Excitement essential. Would be prepared to consider permanent job if suitably impressed by applicant for his services."

In my case, not being Bulldog Drummond, any crime would need to be outright hilarious, not to mention safe, victimless and extremely lucrative. Or anyway, be covered by a tolerably robust public-interest defence. But otherwise, yes.

I can be reached via: lewis(at)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

All time record traffic at the Register

Three years in as boss editor of the Register, record uniques every year so far. ABCe audit results in November shows unique browsers at 193 per cent of the figure before I took over. And that was done without putting the company's survival in the hands of Twitter or Facebook ... or botnets.

Quite chuffed with that.