Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Meridian Writing summer winners

The three winning stories for the recent Meridian Writing short story summer competition are:
  • 1st Place - Walter by Joan Sonnenburg
  • 2nd Place - Space Dust by Andrew Hanson, and
  • 3rd Place - Laughing Llamas and a Saxophone by Jo Derrick
All three of the winning stories, along with author bios, can be viewed here.

Our autumn competition runs until 30th September.

Monday, 23 July 2012

And Tiberius is now live

For all of you non-Kindle people out there, Tiberius Found is now live on Kobo, via their Kobo Writing Life system, priced £1.54 and may be found here.

Friday, 20 July 2012

Coming soon to Kobo ...

Tiberius Found.

It's been a long time coming but Kobo Writing Life, Kobo's self-publishing imprint, is now live. It's designed as a rival to Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing platform and is reasonably user-friendly. It will allow a file to be uploaded in multiple formats - .epub, .doc, .mobi etc - and will convert them to an .epub format (if not one already).

And as with all self-pubbing imprints it allows a price-setting capability based on a primary territory selling price, or individual prices.

I have to say that it has a nice look to it and so far seems easy to use. Tiberius Found has just been submitted to publishing and will go 'live' on the Kobo system within the next day or so.

Monday, 16 July 2012

YA book review site

Camila Chediak's Nap. Snack. Read. Three Essentials for Life YA book review blog is one worth taking a look at. And it's based in the UK.

Give it a go.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Meridian Writing spring short-list

The twenty stories for the Meridian Writing spring short story competition have been announced and can be viewed here.

The three winning stories will (hopefully) be chosen by next weekend and posted on the website asap after that.

The summer competition runs until 30th September.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

More sad news

R.I.P Eric Sykes 1923 - 2012.

A comic genius that will be sadly missed.