What is it? Well, it’s only the first ever Edinburgh Ebook Festival which is running at the same time as the internationally known Edinburgh Festival. For those of you who have been to the Edinburgh Festival, you will know that it has many faces including the Edinburgh Fringe, Edinburgh Tattoo and the Book Festival. However, the Edinburgh Ebook Festival is an independent virtual festival with no ties or association with the commercial entity that is the Edinburgh Book Festival. It is something unique, never been done before, and I am so excited to be part of it.
This is how the Edinburgh Ebook Festival site describes itself:-
“The great thing about the
(launching this year) is that it comes to you, you don’t have to go to it. So
you are doing your bit to be eco-friendly too: No paper, no carbon emissions
and no money spent. The environment will love you for it. You’ll love it back.
And you may learn something about the digital publishing revolution and loads
of great writing out there you’ve never heard of. From new writers to seasoned
professionals re-publishing their back catalogue to award winning authors who
are choosing to publish via ebooks for a whole range of reasons, there will be
something for everyone. Edinburgh
We’ll be bringing you a host of items online each day from August 11th right through till August 27th.”
The festival events start on 11th August and will run to 27th August, but you can get involved right now because the ‘Rolling Launch’ started on Friday. You can explore the website, click on the tabs and see what’s already there. Here is the link for the Home Page, you can access everything from there –Click here http://edebookfest.wordpress.com/?like=1&_wpnonce=d74a4569cf&wpl_rand=9f122508f7I’ve just clicked through all the tabs and there’s something on each page to bring you the flavour of what is to happen when the events explode onto the scene beginning on 11th August. There is also a Who’s Who link to introduce you to all the authors taking part. Some authors have a more active role than others and I’m lucky to be one of them. If you want a quick link straight to Who’s Who, click here http://edebookfest.wordpress.com/whos-the-festival/
I hope you find the idea of an Ebook Festival as exciting as I do, and I hope we’ll meet up there.
I’ll be back in a couple of days with Part 3 of the Harrogate Crime festival.