Monday, 12 November 2012

Launch Party Today- Join the Fun...

Today is the day, the One Word Anthology e-book by the Talkback Writers is launched, and you can now buy it from for 99p.

It's available in the following formats e-Pub for e-readers other than Kindle.
- mobi for Kindle.
- pdf for reading on your computer screen.

Buy it now!

10% of the revenue from the anthology goes to support the work of Medical Detection Dogs - you can find out more about the valuable work this charity does in training animals to support and save

30 writers have contributed stories and poems that were written for the monthly One Word Challenge on the Talkback forum - which is part of the
website, run by Writers News and Writing Magazine.

Each month the writers are set a word prompt. They have
200 words (excluding the title) to create a story, and/or poetry up to 40 lines.

Lola, the Diabetic Alert Dog
The winner of the previous month's competition- one for poetry and one for prose- read the entries and choose a winner, both winners then set the word for the new month and will judge the entries at the start of the following month.

The anthology is a selection of the variety of stories and poems inspired by the chosen words.

A big thank you to all the writers involved, I'm proud to be among you.

It really has been a joint effort getting the anthology organised and put together, to now being available for sale.

Special thanks must go to writers: Jay Mandal, who suggested the competition many years ago and started it all.
Brenda Gunning, who collated the pieces and edited them ready for the publisher, Rosemary J Kind - who has the patience of a hundred people (if not more) and the technical expertise.
And finally Marion Clarke who took our assorted suggestions and created
the absolutely brilliant cover.

Early in December there will be an interview with Rosemary and Brenda in Writing Magazine (January issue) where you can find out more about how the book developed.

I'd like to give a big thank you to the WM/WN editor Jonathan Telfer who has supported the One Word Challenge on the forum from the beginning, and rightfully has a few words at the start of the book -we couldn't leave him out...

Okay, that's the official part out the way. Here's my self-promotion bit :-)

You'll find my four stories appearing under both Carol Bevitt and Serena Lake (my other name).

Carol's stories are 'Junk Mail' and 'The Child in Everyone'; while Serena's stories are 'Surprises' and 'After Heat'.

The e-book is also available on Smashwords $1.60 (it's changed to UK currency ) and Amazon; but please buy direct from our publisher if you can, as it means the charity will get more...

Now it's time to party!!!

Find us on Twitter, Facebook and wherever we can spread the launch news, so please join in.


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Virtual bubbly will be swirling...


Teresa Ashby said...

What a brilliant idea :-) Sounds great, Carol x

Keith Havers said...

Congratulations, Carol. I'm sure it will be a success.
I've just Retweeted your announcement.

Carolb said...

Thanks, Teresa.
The anthology was talked about years ago, but it was the emergence of e-books that has now made this possible.:-)

Thanks, Keith, and for the retweet too-I'm grateful for your support.

I hope it will be a success too, as it is going to help a worthwhile cause.

Cat said...

I will be joining you at the launch in a little while. Cookies and onion bhajis at the ready!!!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

All the best for lots of sales, Carol!

Carolb said...

Enjoy the party, Cat. :-)

Thanks, Rosemary. :)

liz young said...

i was there - did you enjoy the lemon cheesecake?

Carolb said...

Not too keen on cheesecake, but the chocolate cake went down very well. :)