The Infinite Ideas blog

We write on a variety of subjects and often post exclusive ideas by our bestselling authors. We publish a diverse list and our blog reflects this so if you don’t find a post that interests you today check back later in the week and you’ll probably find something that takes your fancy. Happy reading.

Infinite Ideas in South Africa

14 August 2013 by in Book publishing

We’re delighted to have received pictures of a recent launch in South Africa for Michael Lee’s new book, Knowing our Future. This wonderful event took place at Skoobs Theatre of Books in Sandton, Johannesburg. Sadly no one from the Oxford office could make it over which is a pity as it looks like a great …
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Inside the mind of a publisher (careful now…)

12 August 2013 by in Book publishing

‘As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with an irrational fear of life become publishers.’ Cyril Connolly What prompts a publisher to choose one manuscript and reject another? How will he go about positioning a book in the market? And should you find yourself in the enviable position of receiving …
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Frankenburger and the great Petri dish experiment

5 August 2013 by in Lifestyle

Scientists have grown a hamburger in a lab by transforming cells into muscle and combining them to make a ‘meat’ patty. The patty, inevitably christened ‘Frankenburger’ by the Daily Mail, among others, was revealed and eaten at a news conference in London today. Pioneered by scientists in the Netherlands, this new method of growing meat …
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Five ways to find a literary agent

29 July 2013 by in Book publishing

Getting published with a successful book publishing company is often considered to be as hard as writing the book in the first place. A lot of publishing companies will no longer accept unsolicited manuscripts. This means that they will not even open your book submission. The main route to acquiring a publishing deal is to …
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The royal baby: a reality check

25 July 2013 by in Business and finance

By Michael Lee, founder of the Institute of Futurology ( The royal baby is not the sign of a progressive long-term future for the United Kingdom: a futurist’s perspective. The monarchy is probably bad for Britain’s long-term social future. Human societies evolve towards increased degrees of freedom and equality before the law. Feudalism is gone. …
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How to boost your business with a book

18 July 2013 by in Book publishing, Business and finance

The world of print has taken something of a pounding over the last few years. Just look at the newspaper industry and how it’s struggled to cope with the plethora of free news sites. E-book readers – especially Amazon’s Kindle – have changed the publishing landscape beyond recognition. A business model that has worked well for …
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