Teresa Bassett

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I’m delighted to welcome Teresa Bassett to the Books to Treasure fold, with her award winning novel The Time Crystals.

How can it be award winning when it hasn’t been published, you ask? Teresa’s novel was a finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and winner of international competition The Next Novelist. Well done, Teresa, and I’m honoured to be able to be able to publish this brilliant story. The Time Crystals will be out next year.

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Still working

I can’t believe it’s been so long since my last post. This has been a rather chaotic year, but rewarding nevertheless. We have signed two new authors (details coming soon) and are in negotiations with another couple. Exciting times ahead!

On the reprint front, we’ve negotiated the rights to start reprinting Winifired Norling and hope to have the first of her titles available for Kindle in the next few months.

The entrance to Boscastle

The entrance to Boscastle

My daughter flew out from Australia to spend a couple of weeks with me, and we went to Cornwall for a couple of days, but now I’m back into work mode.

Philip S Davies has turned in the manuscript Destiny’s Revenge, the sequel to Destiny’s Rebel, and it’s gone for line editing. It’s due out in September, so watch out for that. Emma Graham is working on the cover, so we’ll show you that when it’s ready. And the third book in the trilogy should be out next year.

And the submissions pile is almost cleared …

 

 

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When it all bunches together …

The last few weeks have rushed by in something of a whirlwind. There were all those last minute fiddly tasks before sending books to print, sending out review copies, preparing the book launches, attending Philip S Davies’ launch of Destiny’s Rebel at the wonderful Blackwell’s in Oxford, rushing to Swanwick for the Christian Resources Together (CRT) Retreat (or Trade Show) where Books to Treasure had an exhibitors’ table, then finally a few days of well earned rest (is a holiday ever really a rest?) before getting back to the grindstone.

Philip’s launch went extremely well, and we received the news the following Monday that Destiny’s Rebel had hit the #1 spot for the week in the YA category. So exciting after just a couple of hours’ trading! And several weeks later it’s still showing as a ‘best seller’.

 

Display at Blackwell's Oxford

Display at Blackwell’s Oxford

The CRT retreat was busy and very productive. It was lovely to finally meet Eleanor Watkins, author of The Village, and a great opportunity to talk to other industry professionals, from publishers, booksellers right through to writers.

Adrianne Fitzpatrick and Eleanor Watkins

Adrianne Fitzpatrick and Eleanor Watkins

I was exhausted by the time I came home again, took a couple of days to tidy up and recover then headed for St Michael’s Mount for a very brief holiday …

St Michael's Mount, seen from the B&B window

St Michael’s Mount, seen from the B&B window

… and a few days to recover from my holiday, and now we’re back!

Copies of Ethel Talbot’s The New Girl at the Priory have been delivered and all pre-ordered copies have been posted. Order your copy here.

Next on our list is Nicky of the Lower Fourth, by Evelyn Smith, which will be published towards the end of November.

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Book Giveaways on GoodReads

We’re giving away five copies each of Destiny’s Rebel and The Village on Goodreads. Enter here for your chance to win:

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Destiny's Rebel by Philip S. Davies

Destiny’s Rebel

by Philip S. Davies

Giveaway ends August 28, 2015.

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at Goodreads.

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The Village by Eleanor Watkins

 

The Village

 

by Eleanor Watkins

 

Giveaway ends August 21, 2015. See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

 

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The Wrenford Tradition

The Wrenford Tradition

Dorothea Moore’s extremely rate title, The Wrenford Tradition, is officially in print today, and all pre-ordered copies have been sent out. If you’ve never read this one, you’re in for a treat. It’s a delightful story. I’m surprised it was never reprinted before this.

 

 

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Under attack

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I apologise to those of you who tried to access the site earlier today (and yesterday as well, for that matter) and found us missing in action. Apparently the website host has been experiencing repeated network attacks over the last 24 hours. We seem to be back up and running as normal now, so hopefully that means any threat has been dealt with. Emails were also down for the same duration. While some are beginning to filter through now, if you’ve emailed and not had a reply in a timely manner, do send again.

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Debut fantasy novel

Destiny's Rebel

Destiny’s Rebel is the first book in the Destiny series, although complete within itself, and features Katelin, a feisty heroine running from her destiny only to find herself right smack in the middle of it. What’s a girl to do?

Destiny’s Rebel is available for pre-order through our shop, Bookdragon Books.

You can find out more about Philip S Davies, as well as where he’s doing book signings and other events, via his website.

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The Village

The Village

 

I’m thrilled to be able to reveal the cover of Eleanor Watkins’ latest book, The Village. This is an exciting story set in the time of the Black Death. I’ve added it to the Young Adult section (via The Door to Wonder) and also to the shop (Bookdragon Books). Publication date is 15th September.

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New eBook

Sarah Doudney’s Monksbury College has now gone live on all Amazon sites. Here’s the link to the UK page:

This must surely be one of the earliest examples of a girls’ boarding school story. The social history alone is fascinating.

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Books done

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think I’m up to date with adding all the reprint books and getting them properly linked to both their physical and electronic counterparts where appropriate. The picture books are also up, so I think it’s only the forthcoming contemporary titles still to add, when their covers have been finalised. I feel a huge sense of achievement!

In case you haven’t worked it out yet, all our eBooks are available for Kindle via Amazon. Given the new EU rules about tax on digital products, it’s likely to have to stay that way. I don’t have the capacity – or sales figures to justify – the drama of being VAT registered and having to jump through hoops for every non-EU sale via my own site. But if the UK ever leaves the EU …

Have a good weekend, everyone!

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