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News – Tim Minchin causes a Storm in a literary teacup

I apologise for the post title, I couldn't resist. Look here's some flame haired, beat poetry related book news. Orion signs up STORM – a dazzling book of illustrated beat-poetry from the magical mind of Tim Minchin Tim Minchin is the award-winning Australian musician, songwriter, actor and comedian with worldwide sell-out arena tours under his belt as well as scores of awards. Now, Orion is delighted to announce the publication of his first ever book. Alan Samson, Publisher of Non-Fiction Read more [...]

Anthology News – The Spectral Book of Horror Stories

Announcing a Brand New Annual Anthology! THE SPECTRAL BOOK OF HORROR STORIES Release date: September 2014 Published by Spectral Press, edited by acclaimed, award-winning novelist Mark Morris (Toady, Stitch, The Immaculate, Fiddleback and the forthcoming Obsidian Heart trilogy) and inspired by the Pan and Fontana books of horror and ghost stories, which were hugely popular in the 1960s and 1970s, The Spectral Book of Horror Stories will be the first volume of a non-themed annual Read more [...]

Tomorrow is International Sir Terry Pratchett Day at London Book Fair

Tomorrow has been designated International Sir Terry Pratchett Day at London Book Fair - THE INTERNATIONAL AUTHORS FORUM LAUNCHES INTERNATIONAL SIR TERRY PRATCHETT DAY AT LBF  Authors and readers across the world invited to vote and tweet their favourite Sir Terry Pratchett characters   NEWS FOR RELEASE, LONDON, Monday 7 April 2014:   To celebrate Sir Terry Pratchett as The London Book Fair’s (LBF) Author of the Day on Tuesday 8 April, the International Authors Forum, in association Read more [...]

Gollancz announce eBook price plans for 2014 debut titles

An interesting press release arrived this lunch time and I thought it might be worthwhile sharing. Certainly sounds like a fine plan if you're willing to take a chance on a new author. Gollancz announce strategy to reduce the price of eBook editions of its 2014 debuts to £1.99 for the week of publication. The science fiction and fantasy imprint of the Orion Publishing Group has decided to reduce the price of the eBook editions of six stunning debut novels to £1.99 for the week of publication. Read more [...]

News – A Serialized Camp Myth novel by Chris Lewis Carter

Cast of Wonders, a young adult audio fiction podcast, invites you to the magical world of Camp Myth, where centaurs, kitsune, dryads, cyclops, mermaids and other mythical youngsters spend their summers adventuring and earning merit badges. Starting September 25th, Cast of Wonders will debut Phoenix Watching, the first Camp Myth novel by Chris Lewis Carter. This longer story unfolds over fifteen chapters, and will air one chapter a week every Wednesday. This is in addition to the weekly stories Read more [...]

News – ArtisticWhispers and Gail Carriger ready to introduce the world to Crudrat

Best known as the author of the Parasol Protectorate series of steampunk novels, New York Times Bestselling author Gail Carriger is renowned the world over for her stories filled with wit, humour, horror and excellent dress sense. But Gail’s versatility stretches farther, and Dan Sawyer aims to prove just how far. Just before The Parasol Protectorate series hit it big, Gail created the first-rate YA science fiction adventure Crudrat. When her steampunk books made immaculately dressed history, Read more [...]

Coming Soon: Any Other Name by Emma Newman

Any Other Name is the second novel in the Split Worlds series, following on directly after the events in Between Two Thorns. Cathy is secretly seeking a way out of Nether Society by helping Max and the gargoyle to investigate the murders in the Bath Chapter. When she learns more about the mysterious Agency which oils the wheels of life in the Nether it becomes clear that the privileged few are enjoying their existence at a price far higher than they realised. It's time to change Nether society, but Read more [...]

News: The Eloquent Page @ Jo Fletcher Books

I’ve got some more review shininess scheduled for later on today. While you’re waiting might I suggest you pop over to Jo Fletcher’s blog where I wrote a little article about the delights of Stephen King, boutique hotels and relocating The House on Haunted Hill to a semi-detached in Bolton.

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Andy Remic sets his sights on corrupting our youth!

I don't do a massive amount of news posts on The Eloquent Page but when I do I like to guarantee that they will make any reader go Wwwwhhhaaaattt? in the style of Moe the bartender from The Simpsons. Today, it appears, is no exception. Press Release - Andy Remic, Orbit, Angry Robot & Solaris Books author writes his first children’s novel... That’s right! Andy Remic, sword champion, chainsaw warrior, bunny ninja, often described as“The Rock Hard Nutter of SF” and “The Tarantino Read more [...]

Two New Authors Will Conduct Strange Chemistry

What better way than some news to dispel the grey nastiness of a dismal British afternoon. The following just popped into my inbox and I felt compelled to share.   Strange Chemistry Signs Julianna Scott and Laura Lam for Two Books Apiece Strange Chemistry, the YA imprint of Angry Robot Books, is delighted to announce the signing of two more fantastic YA authors for 2013: Julianna Scottand Laura Lam. Julianna Scott has been signed for a two-book deal - negotiated by Strange Chemistry’s Read more [...]

The Eloquent Page hijacks The Speculative Scotsman

I'm constantly surprised that people, other than me, actually read my ramblings here at The Eloquent Page.  I often potter around my little internet home blissfully forgetful of all the other fantastic book review sites out there in the ether*.   That's why it came as the most pleasant of surprises when Niall from The Speculative Scotsman got in touch and asked if I would be interested in providing a guest post while he was away on holiday. Words can't express how happy I felt, my 1st ever guest Read more [...]