Thursday, 12 May 2016

PR's Corner - issue #1

I was always a fan of Pseud's Corner in Private Eye. These days, the most purple prose I receive is often in the form of press releases for books being offered for review. I will provide an irregular series of these, both for your entertainment and, I hope, as pointers of what not to do with the press releases for your own books. Names will be omitted to protect the innocent and guilty alike.

BOOK TITLE: Searing Book of Poetry & Prose Empowers Reader to Tackle Society’s Downfalls
Masterfully constructed by renowned poet, author and playwright, X Y, ‘Book Title’ cuts right to the core of humanity and the human condition; a clarion call to readers that urges them to stand up and fight for what’s right. Both heartfelt and raw, Y’s words speak directly to the heart of his readers.

United Kingdom – X Y is more than just a writer, he’s a fearless warrior who passionately calls out to society. Not one to let humanity’s problems slip by unnoticed, Y calls his readers into action through bold poetry and short stories that force the redefinition of every shred of their existence.

His new book, ‘Book Title’, is no different. Prepare for something bold and profound; intense messages of truth and hope that will inspire even the most apathetic to band together for the world’s greater good.


Indulge yourself in a rendezvous with notable poet, author, and playwright X Y as he shares with us a compilation of his best works, ranging in nature from poetry to short-stories, as well as his reflections on the human condition. Allow him to share his thoughts with you, listen to what he has to say, and let your heart respond to his words.

A moment of patience in a moment of anger can save a thousand moments of regrets, so accept your past with no regrets, embrace your present with confidence and face your future with no fear.

We must open up our ears and hearts and listen to the cries of our society, we must come together and think what can we do to bring a change and how can we be the solution to our society's problems, we must listen in order to respond.


With the volume’s popularity expected to increase, interested readers are urged to secure their copies without delay.


  1. I wanna be more than a writer, too! Without delay!

    Thanks, Brian for beginning this post. We all need to roll around in gushery every once in a while!

    1. Richard, you always will be more than a writer to me.