About the site
Global Grey has been running for around 9 years now. It started off as a hobby and my aim was to set up the site as a place where people could find and download quality ebooks. The original idea definitely came from a love of books in general. I found that a lot of ebook sites either focused on purely fiction, or more niche areas such as the Occult. I wanted Global Grey to be a place where people could find Sherlock Holmes books, and at the same time, pick up a copy of the Book of Ceremonial Magic, if they so wished.
I also felt that, at the time, ebooks were not afforded the same standards as print books, and were often in terrible formats, with no cover page, no table of contents, and rather haphazard spacing of paragraphs and chapters. So that became another main aim of this site; to produce and publish ebooks that were of a good quality; that were readable, nicely laid out and well presented, and that had footnotes and illustrations correctly placed, when applicable. The majority of ebooks on the site are self-published by myself, the others are facsimile copies of PDFs (although I am trying to make my way through them too, converting them to Global Grey editions).
As time has gone on, I have learnt more about producing ebooks, and as I update my process, I try to update the existing books as well, so everything stays consistent.
There are long term plans for the site and new books are added almost every day, although sometimes I do get distracted with working on other things.
None of the books on the site are DRM protected.
The website itself, I code by hand. I used to run it on Wordpress, but now it's a static HTML/CSS website that takes me a little more effort to maintain, but which I feel is so much better for me and my visitors.
If you want to contact me about the site, then you can do so at email@example.com.
If you don't want to contact me - maybe you'd like to go look for some books instead.
My name is Julie and I run Global Grey. Just me, all on my own.
I live in London with 3 of my children, (my eldest lives away from home) and 3 cats.
I like reading (no real surprise there), scary films, musicals, spending time with my kids, and crocheting. I have a tendency to be a bit absent minded; I'm a bit of a hermit; I'm awesome at procrastinating; I have a childlike fascination for all things new; and my dream is to live near the sea.
I'm originally from the North of England, but left home at the age of 15 to seek my fortune in London. I didn't really find it (yet), but I did get married 3 years later, and throughout the next 10 years, had 4 amazing children.
I got divorced in 2000, and between then and now, I have run a couple of websites, the first one being about conspiracies. The second was a more spiritual one, which eventually led to this incarnation that is Global Grey ebooks.
I love doing this site. It really is my passion. I get to deal with books every day, which is awesome. My working hours are 5.30am until around 4pm, but I'm usually around until around 8pm.