Thursday, 16 August 2012

Just a quick note this time to mention the Edinburgh E-book Festival which is taking place wherever you are now.

Running 24/7 and completely free of charge, this book festival is pretty unique. The brainchild of writer Cally Phillips, it's being held worldwide, online. Every day between 11 and 27 August, new features are being launched, and the site will stay open long after that, giving everyone access to all the features well into the foreseeable.

So what's on? Well, I'm there on August 26!  I'll be featured under Writers' Pieces and will have my short story collection Ordinary Domestic reviewed that day, too. The Writers' Pieces feature is about writers discussing how and why they got into writing as well as their attitude to e-books. It's a slot that's launched at lunchtimes (a 'piece' being Scots for 'sandwich'). Some of the authors are available to chat over Twitter and Facebook, too.

But this isn't just a wee nod to me and what I'm doing. Oh no - there's loads more than that. There's new, original short fiction on the site every day, and new poetry. All for free. There's discussion of indie publishing, opinion pieces, reviews and lots more. Definitely worth a visit. More than one.

Why not check to see what's on at the festival today?

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