Can South America’s first ever airship help unlock the Amazon?

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The vast jungle interior of Brazil is a difficult place to reach – there are few roads, and travelling by river is very slow. Could airships be the key to supplying remote Amazonian outposts?

Check out my exclusive story for BBC Future in full below or by following this link to the original.

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Gojimo’s George Burgess: On Startups, Sales, and Scale

 

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George Burgess Image: Mark Piesing

 

George Burgess appeared to have cracked the secret of a successful start-up. Then in a move that caught many observers off-guard, he sold his business to The Telegraph Media Group. We wanted to know what happened.

Check out George’s very honest interview with me for the New York based Publishing Perspectives in full below, or click here for the original.

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‘The Phoenix,’ Rising: A UK Comics Publisher Sees ‘Lots of Opportunities’

 

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Tom Fickling at ‘The Phoenix’ in Oxford. Image: Mark Piesing

The publisher of children’s comics magazine The Phoenix is looking to expand the business with global distribution, bigger subscriber base, and rights deal.

The Phoenix is my 7-year-olds favourite comic.

So it was great to be able to interview its ambitious editor for the New York based Publishing Perspectives which you can read in full below, or the original by clicking on this link.

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What do small medium businesses have to fear from WannaCry and the Vault 7 leaks?

 

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NotPetya is the newest fast-spreading ‘ransomware’ variant

 

The availability of anti-privacy tools leaked from the vaults of the #NSA and #CIA can lead to copycat attacks.

Check out my first opinion piece (with 6 top tips) in full below, or the original that appeared on www.v3.co.uk and the respected www.computing.co.uk.

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Berghahn Books on Translation Rights and the Value of English

 

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Marion Berghahn. Image: Mark Piesing

 

Even as China is a major part of Berghahn Books’ scholarly books and journal translation rights trade, the prevalence of English in the world, Marion Berghahn says, is a boon.

Catching up on my posts! This is from May.

Check out my interview with Marion Berghahn, founder of the Oxford and Brooklyn based academic publishers Berghahn Books, in full below or the original here.

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British Comics Publishers: ‘We Want To Do More Comics’

 

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From ‘The Phoenix,’ a free ‘Digi Phoenix’ edition online

‘Comics are one of the few things that kids get to choose themselves,’ says one panellist at London Book Fair, as British comics publishers talk about transitions and growth in their industry.

I am way way behind in posting my work up on my site. My only excuse is that I am planning to redesign it, but I never seem to have the time!

Anyway, check out the second part of my coverage of the London Book Fair for the New York based Publishing Perspectives in full below (with some of my own pics) or the original here.

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Wildfires will soon be consuming more of our forests, say experts – how can we stop them?

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A fire consumes acres of the Black Forest near Colorado Springs in 2013   (Photo: Tom Cooper/Getty Images)

As global warming takes its toll on the environment, wildfires are likely to become more common and more widespread. Is there anything we can do to stop them?

Check out my latest feature, front page story and #longread for the award winning i newspaper in full below or by clicking here to read the original.

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