Thursday, 30 October 2014

Coming soon - the Book Elves Anthology Vol.1

Princelings Publications is proud to announce the imminent arrival of the first BookElves Anthology.

Last year twelve intrepid authors of novels for older (middle grade) children got together to bring you a great giveaway and blog tour.  This year eight of them are working on an anthology of stories, each between 4,000 and 7,000 words long, with a Christmas or seasonal theme.

The featured artists are:

  • Rebecca Douglass (the Ninja Librarian, Return to Skunk Corners)
  • Julie Grasso (Caramel Cardamom series and Frankie Dupont, PI)
  • Fiona Ingram (The Secret of the Sacred Scarab, The Stone of Excalibur)
  • M G King (Fizz & Peppers at the Bottom of the World)
  • Wendy Leighton-Porter (The Shadows from the Past series)
  • Jemima Pett (The Princelings of the East series)
  • Sandy Smith (The Seed Savers series)
  • Ben Zackheim (Shirley Link detective stories)
Watch out for further details in November!

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Coming in December: the Deja Vu Blogfest

Thanks to Arlee Bird at Tossing It Out we can draw your attention to a great blog hop happening in December.

The Deja Vu Blogfest is being revived this year by D.L. Hammons and Nicole Zoltack.  This is when you can repeat one of your blog posts from the past year that you felt was neglected and give it new life.  This is a great way for an underperforming blog to give readers a taste of the best of what your blog has to offer.   One day of content with minimal effort can be a win-win situation for you and your readers.   It all happens on Friday December 19th.   Sign up now!  You can find the Linky List at D.L.'s blog.

Friday, 17 October 2014

The Read Tuesday Thunderclap

 Reposted from Chris McMullen's READ TUESDAY website.


Read Tuesday—a Black Friday type of event just for book lovers—now has a Thunderclap promotion underway.
The idea behind the Thunderclap is to create hundreds of simultaneous posts on the morning of Read Tuesday (December 9, 2014) to help spread awareness on the morning of the event.
You can help announce Read Tuesday with thunder. It’s easy:
  • Visit
  • Click Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr and sign in.
  • Customize the message. (Optional.)
  • Agree to the terms. All that will happen is that the Thunderclap post about Read Tuesday will go out the morning of December 9.
When I first supported a Thunderclap for an author, I had been a little nervous when it asked me to confirm. It turns out I had worried over nothing. The only thing you’re agreeing to do is to have a single message go out on your Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr on December 9. Thunderclap, of course, needs your permission to send this one message.
The goal is listed as 100 supporters. Really, that’s just a bare minimum. If the Thunderclap doesn’t reach 100 supporters, it won’t go out at all. The real goal is hundreds (no, thousands!), with a reach in the millions.
We can do it. We just need your support. :-)
We have until December 9 to get as many supporters as possible. All supporters have to do is click the link and agree to support via one scheduled message (on the morning of December 9) through Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr.
Thank you for your support.

For more information read the full post here.

At time of posting, the thunderclap was approaching 40% - not bad for just one and a half days after launch.
Please spread the word, we are!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

October guest post on A to Z April Challenge: The Moon is round

Jemima seems to be lacking in inspiration for her guest post this month - but she managed a topical one...

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge: The Moon is round: It's full moon tonight, and it'll be low enough in the northern sky to shine through my bedroom window when I'm asleep.  I ex...