Monday, 30 December 2013

Wishing you a very happy and successful 2014

Season's greetings to all our readers!

We're looking forward to a very busy year, with the sixth book in the Princelings of the East series due in the spring.  That will be called Bravo Victor, and as you may guess, it stars the irrepressible barkeeper and budding business guru Victor.  He tells his own tale, which has plenty of his imaginings as well as strange events that anyone would get puzzled over. There'll be plenty of promotional activity for both that and earlier books.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Carpinello's Writing Pages: Meet Middle Grade Author Jemima Pett

Carpinello's Writing Pages: Meet Middle Grade Author Jemima Pett: Carpinello's Writing Pages welcomes from the United Kingdom MG author Jemima Pett and her world famous guinea pigs Fred and George! Be s...

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Princelings website upgraded

The Princelings Official Website has been upgraded and relocated.

The new version is powered by Wordpress on a Bargainhost package, and features all the regular posts, pages and links, as well as the facility to use javascript widgets, including book carousels, rafflecopter widgets, giveaway entries and linky lists.  Importantly, it is also advertisement-free.

Regular readers are invited to re-enter their details to follow the site by email, or sign up again through the Wordpress Reader.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Princelings books restored by Kobo

After two weeks, the Princelings books have been made available again on the website.

At present, only the Trilogy is available.  The Traveler in Black and White is still withheld from sale.  Why? Who knows?

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Princelings of the East books banned - press release

Princelings Publications released the following press release to local papers today.

Press Release

19th October 2013: For immediate use.

Guinea Pig Books Banned in WHSmith Erotica Storm

Norfolk author Jemima Pett has discovered her children’s books have been banned as a result of the tabloid attack on WHSmith’s ebooks earlier this week. Following the accusation that WHSmith was selling pornographic material in its estore, their suppliers, Kobo, withdrew all works by independent authors in a knee-jerk reaction, not only in the UK but worldwide.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Kobo bans the Princelings of the East

In an over-reaction to an exposee by the tabloid newspapers, Kobo has banned all indie books from sale in all its outlets including W H Smith in the UK.  This means that at the moment, The Princelings of the East, together with Pirates, Lost City and Traveler, can all claim the status of BANNED BOOKS!

The newspapers said that W H Smith was selling erotica in its Kobo-powered bookstore.  As Kobo does not have individual vetting for the books it takes from Smashwords, it probably did, as Smashwords does not ban erotica per se, although it does not accept certain types.  However Kobo's response was to place a blanket ban on ALL independently published books, including those published via Smashwords.

Monday, 14 October 2013

BookGoodies 1000 Author Giveaway

BookGoodies are celebrating their 1000 Author Interviews with a mega giveaway, spreading the word throughout bookland from now until 12th November. Princelings Publications has added two prizes to the mega prize package:

  • One copy of The Princelings Trilogy (paperback) anywhere in Europe
  • One copy of the Princelings of the East (single ebook) anywhere in the world.

There is a huge list of books and other goodies all donated by BookGoodies authors and publishers,  enter at BookGoodies

Visit Jemima's page on Bookgoodies 

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Jemima Pett's interview with Smashwords

Jemima Pett has been interviewed on Smashwords.  Check out her five favourite books, what she thinks of her fans, and what makes her get out of bed in the morning.  Oh, and please ignore the state of her desk!

Read it here!

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Princelings Blog Tour Giveaway continues to 20th October

The Princelings of the East Blog Tour may be over, but you can still visit all the stops, make friends with the bloggers involved and enter the Giveaway for a $25 Amazon giftcard/Paypal cash plus a copy of the paperback Princelings Trilogy.

Pop over to Mother Daughter Book Reviews for the most up-to-date set of links - and of course you can also jump to the interviews featured on this blog in the last week or so, too.

Entries to the Giveaway close on Monday 00:00 21st October New York Time.  Don't miss it!

Monday, 7 October 2013

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Traveler in a Goodreads Giveaway

The Traveler in Black and White - the paperback - is now open for entries for a Goodreads Book Giveaway.  Just click the box below to enter. Note that you must be signed in and a member of Goodreads to participate.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Traveler in Black and White by Jemima Pett

The Traveler in Black and White

by Jemima Pett

Giveaway ends November 15, 2013.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Jemima Pett personal appearance

Jemima will be appearing in person - with her books - at the annual meeting of the Hammersmith Association today.  This is an Old Girls (Alumni) association, and we wish everyone a good time, and many happy reunions.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

The Princelings of the East 2013 Tour Dates

Starts Monday...

Princelings of the East - Button 1 - Beige background and Purple letters
Thanks to Mother Daughter Book Reviews, The Princelings of the East 2013 blog tour will be visiting 25 stops, all over the world.  The links below will lead either to a review or an interview (one of which is with Princeling George).
They each include a Giveaway with a wonderful prize - a $25 Amazon Gift card or Paypal cash PLUS a copy of the Princelings Trilogy in paperback.
We'd like to thank all these people for taking part, for reading and reviewing The Princelings of the East, and we look forward to visiting you on the way.

The Princelings of the East Blog Tour Schedule (2013)

September 23
Mother Daughter Book Reviews (Launch)
Black Words – White Pages Kids (Review)
September 24
Brooke Blogs (Review)
Reviews by Karen (Review)
September 25
Fiona Ingram (Review)
Stitch Says (Author Interview)
September 26
Amanda’s Books and More (Review)
September 27
Reading List (Review)
September 28
swlothian | author (Review)
Create With Joy (Author Interview)
September 29
Christy’s Cozy Corners (Review)
September 30
Black Words – White Pages Kids (Author Interview)
Fantasy Fun With Kirstin Pulioff (Review)
October 1
Houseful of Chaos (Character Interview)
Published Bestsellers (Review)
October 2
Fiona Ingram (Author Interview)
Stitch Says (Review)
Deal Sharing Aunt (Review)
October 3
Donna L. Sadd (Author Interview)
October 4
Magical Middle-Grade Literature (Review)
October 5
Every Free Chance Book Reviews (Spotlight With Excerpt)
October 6
Tales of a Bookworm (Review)
Mommasez (Character Interview)
October 7
My Devotional Thoughts (Review)
The Ninja Librarian (Author Interview)
** Don't forget to enter the Giveaway - closes midnight 20th October (New York time) **

Monday, 9 September 2013

Blog Tour starts soon

Thanks to Mother Daughter Book Reviews, The Princelings of the East will be featured on a Blog Tour starting 23rd September.

We will be publishing the schedule on here before the start, but it will certainly kick off at Mother Daughter Book Reviews.  The blog hosts will be posting book reviews, author interviews, and there's even a character interview with Princeling George lined up.  You'll also have the chance to win a copy of the book and a Giftcard or Paypal cash.

Watch this space for more information!

Friday, 6 September 2013

Best of Summer Kid Lit Giveaway Hop

Best-of-Summer-2013-Kid-Lit-Giveaway-Hop-ButtonOver on Jemima's blog we've been running a Kid Lit Giveaway Hop, thanks to Youth Literature Reviews and Mother Daughter Book Reviews, It ends midnight Pacific Time 6th September, so you've not got long to enter.