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A new look for a new book

March 9, 2012, 8 Comments

Welcome to the new world of Swiss Watching! To celebrate the arrival of the German edition, my blog and website have been...

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Should the price of books be fixed?

February 15, 2012, 12 Comments

Cartels, fixed prices, less competition, consumer loses out. It may sound like something from the Seventies

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A double celebration for Swiss Watching

December 9, 2011, 10 Comments

Two years old today. This blog, that is, not me. And with perfect timing the first translation of the book has been...

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Discovering Swiss cheese with Style

November 8, 2011, 6 Comments

Swiss and cheese. Those two words together conjure up an instant image of giant slabs of rubbery stuff with holes in. 

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A writer’s dream: giving up the day job

May 13, 2011, 24 Comments

Friday 13th. Not always a date that is appreciated by everyone but this particular Friday 13th is one I’ll remember for a...

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A Number 1 bestseller

December 5, 2010, 8 Comments

How does it feel to have written a bestseller? A customer asked me that last week, but it’s a question I found quite...

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The day I sold my baby for the first time

May 22, 2010, 2 Comments

How does it feel to sell your baby to strangers? Anyone overhearing that question from a colleague yesterday must have thought we...

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In 100 days will the world be different?

March 5, 2010, No comments

Three months and a week doesn’t sound like a momentous time-frame until you rephrase it to be 100 days. Ever since President...

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All you need to know about writers’ conferences

February 18, 2010, No comments

What exactly goes on at a writers’ conference? If you’ve never been to one, it can seem rather daunting: will everyone be...

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From first line to last word

February 5, 2010, No comments

Two years ago I went to Geneva for my first writers’ conference for two days of workshops, brainstorming, networking and chatting. In...

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