Saturday, 11 December 2010

News: Various

I have a fair few things to share with you all!

First of all, I'm going to ask for some help. A story has been made from one of my prompts! Holly Schindler, author of A Blue So Dark and forthcoming Playing Hurt, has been holding a Flash Fiction Challenge! Basically, readers emailed her with prompts - anything from a string of words, a phrase, a subject an idea, etc - and she chose the one she liked best each month, starting in September and wrote a piece of flash fiction from it. For December, she chose my prompt and used it as her title, "What the Eyes Don't See"! Oooh, I am sooo chuffed!

Now all the stories are finished, each reader can vote for their favourite one, and the person whose prompt wins gets a prize! So please vote for mine! Unless you prefer one of the others of course. Fortunately, my story, links to the other stories and the voting form are all in one blog post on Holly's blog, here. Go check it out. Even if you don't vote for mine, be sure to read the stories, they're all awesome! Voting closes on 15th Dec!

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The 2010 Goodreads Choice Awards are running now! There are so many brilliant novels up for nomination, based on popularity of Goodreads and reader ratings, so go check it out. Whether you're a YA fan or not, there is something everyone will want to vote for! Even if you're only a YA fan, make sure to check out the other catagories too. Sometimes a YA book may fall into another catagory as well! Go get voting!

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From Razorbill UK, there is a new application on Facebook to promote Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead. "Bite" your friends and spread the word about the book!

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Socially Responsible Online Bookseller Launches UK Retail Website
Hundreds of Thousands of New and Used Titles Available Online
Socially responsible online bookseller Better World Books, which collects and sells books to generate funds for literacy causes, unveils on 8th Dec its highly anticipated UK e-commerce website. The new site offers free shipping in the UK and over 1 million new and used books for purchase, soon to expand to 8 million. The company, which has operated an e-commerce site in the U.S. since 2003, has already generated over £5.5M (USD $8.5M) for global literacy causes through its online book sales.

Check out the UK site here and the US site here.

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On 14th December there will be a live webchat with Carrie Jones, author of Need, Captivate, and Entice, on the Need Facebook Page discussion board. If you would like to pick Carrie’s brains about writing, reading, Entice, Captivate, Need or anything else, make sure you're there!

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Check out the trailer for forthcoming The Thirteen Secrets by Michelle Harrison trailer!

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