Henry Hyde: Designer, Writer, Editor

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Blessed to be ALLi’s EU VAT Man

Blessed to be ALLi’s EU VAT Man

This is not the story of a tax inspector from Brussels, though I’m sure that a thrilling novel could be written along these lines. No, this is the story of an ex-magazine editor who, by a curious twist of fate, has become the EU VAT spokesperson for the Alliance of…

Gladius Publications Is Born

Gladius Publications Is Born

I’ve started a few businesses over the years. Back in 1991, I co-founded a graphic design partnership, H A Design, and then in 1998 started its digital arm, H@://Wired. Then in 2001, after splitting from my business partner at the end of 1999, I re-branded myself as Gladius Creative Communication,…

Overload Alert: Please Help!

I’m spreading myself too thin, with a host of different blogs, running on separate sites and under different domain names. As well as this, I of course design and edit a monthly magazine (Miniature Wargames), provide graphics work for a number of clients and now have contracts for three new books…

#EUVAT #VATMOSS Interview Set for Radio Five Live

I received an email and call today from Radio 5 Live. They wanted to ask if I was willing to be interviewed for BBC Radio Five Live’s Hit List (Sunday 7.30-10pm) in which they broadcast the top 40 news stories which have been tweeted, shared and viewed across social media.…

New VAT Rules Affect All Digital Businesses

Not a very positive update, I’m afraid, but important news nonetheless. On January 1st 2015, the EU is introducing a change in VAT rules that will affect the sale of all digital goods and services, including PDFs, ebooks, music downloads, photo libraries, online courses and so on. The changes will also include draconian data collection and…

Creating Your Own Magazine 2: Why?

Why on earth would anyone in their right mind want to start their own magazine? Well, I think the answer is the same as the one I would give to the very similar question, “Why would anyone in their right mind want to write a book?” Because they have to.…

Creating Your Own Magazine 1: Introduction

Let me tell you a story. This one isn’t about a fairy princess who meets her Prince Charming. Nor, sadly, is it about the brave adventurer who went into the wilderness and discovered riches beyond his wildest dreams. It is, however, my story: the story of how, as a one-man-band,…

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