Sunday, 22 August 2010
Stuff you might like to know about
The Eternal Ones sample chapters
If you read my review of The Eternal Ones and think it might be your kind of book, you can have a little try before you buy with these sample chapters. The book was released in the UK last week by Penguin Razorbill. I hope you enjoy!
Chapter 1 - http://pdfcast.org/pdf/the-eternal-ones-sampler-1
Chapter 2 - http://pdfcast.org/pdf/the-eternal-ones-sampler-2
Chapter 3 - http://pdfcast.org/pdf/the-eternal-ones-sampler-3
You can even watch the trailer!
Out for Blood sample chapter
If you’ve read My Love Lies Bleeding and Blood Feud and can’t wait for the next book by Alyxandra Harvey, you can read the first chapter of Out for Blood which is out in the UK in November.
Follow this link: http://www.bloomsbury.com/outforblood
The Contemps has launched!
A group of YA authors including the wonderful Sarah Ockler have just launched the Contemps website. You can check it out here: http://thecontemps.com/and and follow them on twitter @YAContemps
There is also a challenge with some great prizes so check out the website to find out more.
Any New Books...
This is probably my favourite email of the week. Antonio got in touch to tell me about a new service he has set up. I’m going to let him tell you about it:
“Our service is free, aimed at book lovers, and is called 'Any new books?'; it allows email subscribers to receive weekly updates about new books covering the subjects they selected (from 42 available categories). The books are hand-picked from a list of new releases for a given week. You can check it out here: http://anynewbooks.com/”
Finding out about new books? Yes, please! So go and subscribe. It’s free so why not?!
Bloomsbury authors on tour
Don’t miss your chance to see some great authors out and about in the UK!
Cathy MacPhail, author of Underworld, Roxy’s Baby and a whole host of other action-packed titles will be at Edinburgh Festival on Monday 23rd August at 10am. To book your tickets call 0845 373 5888 or visit the website www.edbookfest.co.uk
Simmone Howell is making a rare visit from her native Australia for two appearances at Edinburgh Festival. The author of Notes from the Teenage Underground and Everything Beautiful will be running a workshop on Tuesday 24th August at 6pm and talking about her writing on Wednesday 25th August at 10am. To book your tickets call 0845 373 5888 or visit the website www.edbookfest.co.uk
Ian Beck (Pastworld) will be joining Philip Reeve at Edinburgh Festival on Wednesday 25th August at 5pm to talk steampunk and much more. To book your tickets call 0845 373 5888 or visit the website www.edbookfest.co.uk
Gemma Malley (The Declaration, The Resistance, The Returners and The Legacy) and Sophie Mackenzie will be appearing at Edinbugh Festival on Thursday 26th August at 6:30pm. To book your tickets call 0845 373 5888 or visit the website www.edbookfest.co.uk
Lucy Jago will be at Montacute House, the National Trust property that inspire her book of the same name, on Saturday 28th August at 2pm. She will be signing copies of her book. If you can’t make it, but would like to reserve a signed copy call 01935 823 289
Jim Carrington (Inside My Head) will be on a panel alongside Alex Diaz and C.J. Skuse, chaired by Julia Green (Drawing with Light) at the Bath Festival of Children’s Literature on Thursday 30th September at 8:30pm. To book your tickets call 01225 463 362 or visit the website www.bathkidslitfest.co.uk
Mary Hooper (Fallen Grace) and Celia Rees (Witch Child and The Fool’s Girl) will be talking all things historical at Cheltenham Festival on Saturday 16th October at 6pm. To book your tickets call 0844 576 7979 or visit the website www.cheltenhamfestivals.com
Celia Rees will be running a workshop on writing for teenagers at Cheltenham Festival on Sunday 17th October at 10am. Place are limited. To book your tickets call 0844 576 7979 or visit the website www.cheltenhamfestivals.com
I think that’s everything! Hope there’s something here for everyone.