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Dickimaw Books is a publishing imprint set up in 2012 by Dr Nicola L. C. Talbot for her LaTeX textbooks, crime fiction and children's illustrated fiction. Dickimaw Books is based in Saxlingham Nethergate. The books are printed and distributed by Lightning Source, see Ingram's Environmental Responsibility page to find out about their chain of custody (CoC) certifications.

I realise that some people who are only interested in fiction can be a little daunted by the (La)TeX information on this site, so I've created a public Facebook Page that just has literary, events and local information on it. I also have a Goodreads Author Profile and StackExchange accounts.

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April 2019

2019-04-09
Update: glossaries-extra v1.41 released.

Update: bib2gls v1.9 released.

New Logical Glossary Divisions (type vs group vs parent) added to gallery.

March 2019

2019-03-31
Update: glossaries-extra v1.40 released.

New topic styles added to gallery of predefined glossary styles.

New bib2gls FAQ.

2019-03-22
Update: glossaries-extra v1.39 released.
2019-03-03
75% off the ebook edition of "The Private Enemy" from 3rd March to 9th March 2019 (Pacific time) to celebrate "Read an E-Book Week".

February 2019

2019-02-20
Blog post: ASD and English GCSEs.
2019-02-01
Bug report script has moved to dickimaw-books.com/bug-report.php.

January 2019

2019-01-06
Update: glossaries v4.22 released.

December 2018

2018-12-07
Update: datatool v2.31 released.
Bug fixes: datetime2-russian and datetime2-samin.
2018-12-04
Added mini-glossary (bib2gls) example to the gallery.
2018-12-01
Update: glossaries-extra v1.38 released.
Added new glossary-longextra.sty styles to the gallery.
Added mini-glossary example to the gallery.

November 2018

2018-11-30
Update: glossaries-extra v1.37 and bib2gls v1.8 released.

August 2018

2018-08-26
New package: tex-locale
2018-08-21
Bug fixes: datetime2-polish and datetime2-portuges.
2018-08-18
Update: glossaries-extra v1.36 and bib2gls v1.7 released.
2018-08-13
Update: glossaries-extra v1.35 released (bug fix).
2018-08-09
Added glossary-bookindex section to Gallery (All Styles Provided by glossaries)

July 2018

2018-07-29
Update: glossaries-extra v1.34 released.
2018-07-26
Blog post: Localisation.
Update: glossaries-extra v1.33 released (minor bug fix).
2018-07-24
Bug fixes: datetime2-magyar and datetime2-norsk.
2018-07-23
Update: glossaries v4.41 released.
2018-07-20
Update: datetime2 v1.5.3 (minor bug fixes) released.
2018-07-07
Update: bib2gls v1.6 released.
2018-07-06
Update: datatooltk v1.9 (minor bug fixes) released.
2018-07-04
Added TeXstudio section to Incorporating makeglossaries or makeglossaries-lite or bib2gls into the document build
2018-07-01
75% off the ebook edition of crime/SF novel "The Private Enemy" from SmashWords throughout July 2018.

June 2018

2018-06-07
Update:venndiagram v1.2.
2018-06-01
Update:glossaries v4.40 (minor bug fix).
Minor update to Incorporating makeglossaries or makeglossaries-lite or bib2gls into the document build.

May 2018

2018-05-24
Update:glossaries-extra v1.32
2018-05-23
Update: glossaries version 4.39 (minor edits to docs and version info).
Update: MakeGlossariesGUI version 2.1 released.
New article: Incorporating makeglossaries or makeglossaries-lite or bib2gls into the document build.
2018-05-18
Bug fixes: datetime2-latin and datetime2-lsorbian.
2018-05-16
Update: makejmlrbookgui version 0.9.6b (bug fixes)
2018-05-13
Update: tracklang version 1.3.6.
2018-05-10
Update: glossaries version 4.38 (bug fixes).
2018-05-09
Update: bib2gls version 1.5.
Update: glossaries-extra v1.31
2018-05-02
Update: makejmlrbookgui version 0.9.5b (bug fixes)

April 2018

2018-04-29
Blog post: Turbot the Witch
2018-04-27
Added General Dickimaw Books FAQ
2018-04-25
Update: glossaries-extra v1.30 released.
2018-04-24
Bug fixes: datetime2-icelandic and datetime2-irish.
2018-04-18
Bug fixes: datetime2-greek and datetime2-hebrew.
2018-04-17
Blog post: Alternative History
2018-04-16
Update: datatool v2.30 released (bug fix)
2018-04-13
Special offer: 20% off fiction books in the Dickimaw Books Store with order code e36a1ed4. Valid until 2018-04-29.
Bug fixes: datetime2-estonian and datetime2-galician.
2018-04-09
Update: glossaries-extra v1.29 and bib2gls v1.4 released.
2018-04-07
Update: glossaries v4.37 released (minor internal maintenance).
2018-04-06
Bug fixes: datetime2-dutch and datetime2-esperanto.
2018-04-05
The Dickimaw Books store has reopened.
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What's In a Name?

I often get asked where does the name "Dickimaw" come from, so I thought I'd add a note about it here. I moved to Norfolk in the mid 1990s, but although I wasn't bred and born here I can claim to have a few drops (albeit very diluted) of Norfolk blood as my maternal grandfather's maternal grandfather was a Yarmouth man. Anyway, I have become very fond of the place and joined the Friends of Norfolk Dialect. I wanted to choose a name that was somehow inspired by Norfolk. There are lots of Canary this and Wherry that around, so instead I thought about the Norfolk expression "Heh yar fa’r got a dickey, bor?" and decided to merge the last two words, but an Internet search showed up quite a few hits for that, so I changed the masculine "bor" to the feminine "maw". Hence Dickimaw. Dew yew keep a' troshin!