Monday, 5 December 2016

December is upon us already


December is here already, and we have all the books available on Amazon, Smashwords, iTunes, B&N, Kobo, Book Depository and other online stores for your entertainment and family gifts.
Check out the panel on the right for a FREE COUPON for the Princelings Box Set, Books 1-3.

Click the menu item Bookstores if you want a link to our books at your favourite store.  You can also order paperbacks from your independent bookseller using the ISBNs listed.

New Year, New Reads 1st January 2017


If you're giving gift cards or ereaders, please direct your lucky recipient to the New Year, New Reads 99 cent special, with many participating authors pricing their books at 99c (or less) just for New Year's day.

Check the list here:

​ (if it isn't showing go to Patricia Lynne's blogpost here for all the details)


Jemima's Christmas Craft Fair stall




Jemima had an excellent Christmas Craft fair appearance last month - the fair was well attended and she sold plenty of books.  The photo was taken before the fair opened!  Her father's memoir White Water Landings was the most popular seller.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Norfolk, UK - author book signing

Jemima Pett will be meeting and greeting people at the Great Witchingham Christmas Craft Fair from 2 till 5 pm on Sunday 27th November.  This event is organised by the Ladybirds group at the Great Witchingham Village Hall, Lenwade, Norfolk, UK.

Books on display (and for sale) will include Princelings of the East books 1 to 6,  the BookElves Anthology Volumes 1 and 2, and White Water Landings.



Last year's fair was very successful and we hope to see even more of our friends there.

We will also have gift vouchers for the new Princelings books 1-3 ebook Box Set.

PS  The cake stall is first class!





Friday, 4 November 2016

Princelings Box Set - books 1 to 3

We are pleased to announce the release of an ebook box set of the Princelings Trilogy.

Princelings of the East Books 1-3 will be released on 25th November 2016 on Smashwords, and is available to pre-order on Apple iTunes, Barnes&Noble (Nook) and Kobo, and possibly some other retailers tba.

A time tunnel, a pirate king, a lost city. In three separate adventures, Princelings Fred and George aim to solve trifling problems, but uncover dangerous and sometimes desperate foes, each with his or her own agenda, threatening the peace of the Realms.
This first box set from the series comprises the Princelings of the East, the Princelings and the Pirates, and the Princelings and the Lost City.


princelings box set 1-3 cover


Pre-order here: Apple iTunes  **  Barnes & Noble  **  Kobo

Buy from 25th November at Smashwords (view now)

A further box set of books 4-6 is planned for the new year.




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Tuesday, 1 November 2016

A further selection of Jemima's Inktober sketches

Having given you a selection of the chapter illustrations for Willoughby the Narrator last month, it's only fair we give you some from The Princelings of the North this.  Enjoy.

We have a target release date for this book - Dylan & Dougall's birthday, 27th November 2017.  It hasn't even gone to through second editing yet, but you can look forward to it anyway.
Derisaig castle, autumn

Castle Craig
Kevin's bag

Castle Edin


Pippin flies Dylan to Buckmore

Vexstein from the north

Hearing Hall, Vexstein

Derisaig castle, summer


Sunday, 16 October 2016

A selection of Jemima's Inktober posts

Today, Jemima finishes the chapter illustrations for Willoughby the Narrator (Princelings book 7), so tomorrow she's starting the ones for The Princelings of the North (Book 8), which will doubtless become known as D&D or Dylan's book for short.  That boy always did take over everything.

Here are a selection of the Willoughby illustrations.


Willoughby's bag

Illustration for 'Diamond Souls'
Diesel's meagre fire
Castle White Horse in ruins
King Fred's fire at Castle Marsh

George's latest flying machine

 all pictures copyright J M Pett 2016

Friday, 30 September 2016

Willoughby's chapter illustrations during Inktober

Jemima has taken up the inspiration of Danielle English, her cover illustrator, to join in the challenge of Inktober.

Inktober encourages participants to do a pen and ink sketch or drawing daily during October, and to post it publicly in their favourite social media.

Jemima has 'about' 19 chapter illustrations to do for book 7 of the Princelings series, Willoughby the Narrator, and she thought this would be a great idea to push her to complete them and to share them with you as they unfold.  She'll be posting them to her Pinterest wall first, which should also share on Twitter and the Princelings Facebook page.

Only 19?  what about the other 12?  Well, there are the illustrations for book 8, the Princelings of the North, to be done too...

Also check out Danielle's Kanizo Art pages: Facebook, Twitter


Airship (19 Oct 2015) (c) Danielle English, Kanizo Art


Monday, 26 September 2016

Wise words about book publishing

We were attracted to this post by Judith Briles, the Book Shepherd, giving you all the best places to look to avoid being scammed, or just ripped-off, when you publish your own book.

There's lots more useful advice on this site, too.

http://thebookshepherd.com/beware-of-the-self-publishing-predators.html


Friday, 16 September 2016

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Enter a Goodreads Giveaway for White Water Landings

To celebrate eighty years since the first Empire Flying Boat was launched, we're hosting a Goodreads Giveaway for White Water Landings. Two copies of the paperback are available as prizes in this raffle, and you just have to be a Goodreads member to participate.
  A13062w Centaurus at Alex web

Geoffrey was part of the commissioning team for the second Empire Flying Boat to be launched, Centaurus, G-ADUT (picture courtesy of Mark Postlethwaite).  In White Water Landings he talks about the altitude testing - 10,000 feet with an unpressurised cabin and no oxygen, and the landing when he was sent into the tail section to report on how it felt. He had nothing to hold onto except a few wire struts, and only the airframe skeleton to stand on!

Enter here for a chance to win.  Open until 30th September, for members anywhere in the world.


Goodreads Book Giveaway

White Water Landings by J.M. Pett

White Water Landings

by J.M. Pett

Giveaway ends September 30, 2016.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway
You can buy the ebook of White Water Landings at Smashwords, or the paperback at Book Depository, if you can't wait!

Friday, 26 August 2016

Bank Holiday Bonanza #princelings series #MG/crossover #fantasy

This weekend (August Bank Holiday in England and Wales), we are offering the first three Princelings books for a combined total of $2.98.  I think that works out at around £2.50.

Book 1: The Princelings of the East is permafree on Amazon and Smashwords, and other online retailers.

Book 2: The Princelings and the Pirates is on a special promotion of 99c/99p at Amazon using this link.  You can also get it on Smashwords from the previous link, but may not reach places like iPad and Kobo before the special promo ends.  If you see it at that price after the promotion, buy it while it lasts!

Book 3: The Princelings and the Lost City is only available at Smashwords at the special price of $1.99 (about £1.50) using the coupon QV63U.  Coupon ends 31st August, midnight Pacific time.

This is a great chance to get started with the Princelings series before book 7, Willoughby the Narrator comes out this winter!

Special prices not guaranteed after 30th August