Sunday, 18 May 2014

Bookish & Bloggish News


Holly Schindler is launching a pre-order campaign for FERAL! In the next few months, she is going to be posting some sneak-peek readings of the first few pages of the book.
While the book is available in ARC / e-galley form right now, no site (Amazon, etc.) is offering “Look Inside” views into the opening of FERAL. By participating in the campaign, I will be offering you, my followers a glimpse of the book that’s not available anywhere else—and helping to get FERAL into your hands!



To pre-order Feral take a look on Holly's website for more information



Five Corners by Cathi Shaw has had a cover makeover. The previous cover can be found here, and below is the amazing new cover



An exciting event taking place during this year’s Independent Bookseller’s Week: the IBW Bookshop Crawl, being held nationwide on Saturday 5th July.

This is a brand new event for this year’s IBW, aimed at bloggers, booktubers, and vloggers who want to support their local bookshop and get involved in IBW. The challenge is simple: visit as many independent bookshops as possible in your area on the day and blog / post a video about it for your chance to win an exciting prize which includes a hefty amount of book tokens and the entire shortlist of both the Adult and Children’s IBW Book Prize (full details below). This is the largest event of its kind that has been held in support of independent bookshops and we’d love you to get on board.

Independent booksellers across the country will be equipped with stickers, designed specifically for the crawl, to hand out to participants. On top of this, the IBW team have created some great banners for blogs and YouTube channels that will be available to all those taking part, with a more specific banner for the overall winner.

The IBW Book Award Shortlist

Adult
The Examined Life, Stephen Grosz, Vintage
Life After Life, Kate Atkinson, Black Swan
Longbourn, Jo Baker, Black Swan
Return of a King, William Dalrymple, Bloomsbury
The Broken Road, Patrick Leigh Fermor, John Murray
Reason I Jump, Naoki Higashida, Sceptre
Love Nina, Nina Stibbe, Penguin
The Goldfinch, Donna Tartt, Little, Brown
The Quarry, Iain Banks, Abacus
The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman, Headline

Children's
Noble Conflict, Malorie Blackman, Random House
Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, Stephan Pastis, Walker Books
Flora & Ulysses, Kate Di Camillo, Walker Books
More Than This, Patrick Ness, Walker Books
A Boy Called Hope, Lara Williamson, Usborne
Picture Me Gone, Meg Rosoff, Penguin
The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star, Jill Murphy, Puffin
Half Bad, Sally Green, Penguin
Warp Book 1: The Reluctant Assassin, Eoin Colfer, Puffin
Fortunately the Milk, Neil Gaiman & Chris Riddell, Bloomsbury Children's Books
The Jolley-Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon, Jonny Duddle, Templar
Hero, Sarah Lean, HarperCollins Children's Books

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