There’s a chance for people to get their hands on a free e-book from P’kaboo publishers simply by ‘liking’ one or more of a choice of seven of their books on Facebook, Go here for details. There’s also a chance to win an autographed copy of a book by writing a review of it.
Also on line today is a reading by a fan from New Orleans of Marie Marshall’s poem ‘Plain Jane $3.99’, from her 2010 collection Naked in the Sea. Listen to it here.
BestChickLit.com is a web site dedicated to providing reviews of women’s fiction. They don’t confine themselves to reviews of ‘chick lit’, but say “Our review policy is very simple: any type of fiction books by female authors are accepted. Easy.” They will work for ‘indie’ and self-published authors too, but also review books from publishing houses such as Random House, Little Brown, Headline, Penguin and Quercus. Hot on the pages today is a review by Nikki Mason of our client Marie Marshall’s novel Lupa. “Such an interesting book!” Nikki tweeted. “Can’t wait to read more.” Well, she won’t have to wait long, as Marie’s second novel The Everywhen Angels is being galley-proofed right now. To read Nikki’s review click here, or click the book cover.
‘Sea of Peace’
This is a little outside our usual brief, but as I used to trace and deal in out-of-print books I sometimes get asked to research and value antiques and collectables of all types. Most often I refer the enquirer to someone else with greater expertise, sometimes I’m able to track down an obscure reference which has stumped even the experts, and sometimes I am utterly stumped myself. That’s the case with a series of limited edition prints which someone gave me to have a look at. They appear to be from 1986, and you can see the artist’s monogram here to the left. It is familiar – I know I have seen it somewhere, but where? If anyone recognises it, please get in touch. [By the way, I’m doing this piece of research for a charity, so I’m doing it free of charge.]
‘Beacon of Hope’