Headline news is the publication, on 6th April, of ‘The Village; A Year in Twelve Tales’. Printed paperbacks are available from Amazon.com at £7.99 a copy, with Kindle e-books at £2.99. An e-pub version, also at £2.99, will be available at Smashwords and other distributors, such as Nook, but may take some time to appear, given distribution and up-loading time.
The Story Bazaar also launches its Newsletter – Bazaar News Quarterly. The first issue includes an expanded article about where the village might be located and its literary antecedents, as well as an interesting, if currently prize-less, literary challenge. Newsletters articles and stories are posted on a password protected page entitled BNQ on the Header bar. Sign up to receive Bazaar News Quarterly and get access to the page using the sign-up form in the side-bar on the right (there is no advertising and your e-mail address will not be shared).
On http://www.thevillagedirect.com/ is a new ‘Ask the Author’ page. If you want to ask Julie any questions, about ‘The Village’, writing and publishing or her blogs, submit a question via the comment box. She will be up-dating her Smashwords interview over the coming weeks to incorporate appropriate questions and answers. Alternatively, come along and ask in person… at a ‘Meet the Author’ event on Saturday 25th April at MacFarlane’s, 48, Abbeville Road, SW4 9NF. Find out more at #macfarlanesdeli.co.uk. There will also be an evening event at Clapham Books, 26, The Pavement, SW4 0JA in May (watch this space for date).