• Book Events

    Killer Weekend – your best shot at having a criminally good time

    Crime fiction is one of the best selling genres and the most borrowed from public libraries.   I’ve seen quite a few authors either change genres or now write in multiple genres.  It looks like the popularity of this genre is a trend that is set to stay.  I’m always more than happy to help promote any genre, which is why I couldn’t resist sharing with you information about the Killer Weekend taking place 28th and 29th October 2017. If you want to write a crime novel, you have an idea but don’t know what to do with it, you would like to know more about getting published or you’re…

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    One of those remarkable moments when things collide

    Serendipity:   luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for   and that’s exactly what happened to me recently.   Blogging about books gives me the opportunity to join in publishers promotions and one such promotion this summer is Quercus Women’s Fiction Summer Book Club.   QuercusSummer ties in with their library promotion Pick the Perfect Poolside Read with Quercus.  Working in partnership with 150 libraries and the Reading Agency they are inviting readers to travel the world with Quercus this summer.   #QuercusSummer gives readers the chance to discover new authors they may have not read before, or encourage others to do so. Through…

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    Book Lovers Meet Up

    When Sharon (Shaz’s Book Blog) and I met at Mandy Baggot’s Publication Party for One Wish in Manhattan we got talking about the cost and practicalities of travelling to other book events and decided we would organise a meet up a bit closer to our own stomping grounds. We wanted to get feedback so that we could try and take into account everyone else’s preferences  too.  Please complete the form (completing the form doesn’t mean you are tied into anything) and we will get organising based on your replies. Please note this is for all book lovers whether you write, are published/unpublished, read or blog, love the smell of books or…

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    The London Book Fair 2016 : Celebrating 45 Years

    THE LONDON BOOK FAIR 2016 Tuesday 12-Thursday 14 April 2016 OLYMPIA, Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX PRESS REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Press registration is now open for The London Book Fair – the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels.  LBF is the place to visit to find out the newest developments, projects, trends and announcements in the world of publishing.    ·         LBF will celebrate its 45th year anniversary in April 2016 ·      Top authors in attendance, including six of the biggest writers in the world spotlighted in the Authors of the Day line-up.  The authors featured are:  …

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    Book Events : Virtual Romance Festival BFILoveFest

    The #BFILoveFest is another fabulous collaboration between publishers HarperCollins and the British Film Institute (BFI). And it’s only 10 days before the free #BFILoveFest kicks off on 20th November. What’s it about? The festival is an enquiry into love in literature and cinema and is part of BFI LOVE in partnership with Plusnet, the BFI’s major UK-wide celebration of LOVE on the big and small screen, running October – December 2015. The season will celebrate a broad sweep of film and TV through three key themes: The Power of Love, Fools for Love and Fatal Attractions. Timeless love stories are at the heart of the programme, with screenings of films including DrZhivago,…

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    Book Event : Publication Party for Mandy Baggot’s Christmas novel, One Wish in Manhattan

    Friday 16th October, 6.45pm at Waterstones in Salisbury had been on the calendar for a while.  You know how it is, you have an event coming up and it seems to take ages to arrive! The road works on the Spur Road have been causing chaos so we had already organised things so that we could leave at 4pm to hopefully miss the worst of it and eat in Salisbury before attending the party. The Kings Head Inn was quite busy at 5.30pm with shoppers and those stopping off from work.  It had a lovely atmosphere and the food is reasonably priced.  My chilli con carne came piping hot and…