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Sunday, 5 August 2012

NEWSFLASH: Edinburgh E-Book Festival

If you’ve been looking forward to part 3 of the Harrogate Crime Festival then there’s no need to worry, it will be with you in the next couple of days. However, I simply had to let you know about something fabulous that is happening right now.
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 Edinburgh e-book festival (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.

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
I’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
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.


Bill Kirton said...

Yet again, you're way ahead of me in spreading the news, Chris. I'm among the lucky ones, too, and looking forward to actually making some contact with readers as well as the other writers. No idea how the interactive sections will work yet but I'm excited by the thought of them.

Janice Horton said...

Me too - I'm very excited about this event. It's good for Scottish writers, it's good for Ebooks and it's fantastic for readers looking to discover new books and authors with the Edinburgh Ebook Festival seal of approval!

See your there virtually!

Janice x

Linn B Halton said...

Get out the tartan! Looking forward to a Scottish fest - looks like some fab authors are involved. Wishing you all the best Chris!