Friday, 3 August 2012

Edinburgh Ebook Festival 2012

It’s coming up to festival time – now you might be thinking music festivals, beer festivals, flower festivals but I’m thinking book festivals and one in particular - the one taking place in Edinburgh this month!

In August, something very special happens in Scotland’s Capital and that would be The Edinburgh Fringe, The Edinburgh Festival, The Edinburgh Tattoo and The Edinburgh Book Festival.

Edinburgh is my favourite city in the whole world and it’s where my eldest son lives and my middle son goes to university. It’s where I browse on George Street, go shopping on Princes Street and get my hair done on Fredrick Street. Its museums and art galleries are amazing and its restaurants are fantastic. – It’s where I set my book ‘Reaching for the Stars’ - and it’s a city close to my heart. Now there are those who can get to Edinburgh and those who can’t. Maybe you live too far away. Maybe you just can’t afford it. Don’t despair.

Indie Ebook Review is bringing Edinburgh to you via the Edinburgh Ebook Festival!

Edinburgh Castle
(Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Please note this is an independent, virtual festival, with no ties or association to the commercial entity that is the Edinburgh Book Festival.
The inaugural Edinburgh Ebook Festival, in which I have been invited to take part this year, runs online and concurrently with the ‘real’ thing from August 11th to 27th 2012.
The Edinburgh Ebook Festival showcases some of the best of indie e-book writers around. The festival seeks to introduce you to writers, publishers, and to explore the whole world of epublishing from a new and distinctly Scottish perspective.
There will be around 40 featured and contributing writers and a total of around 100 specific ‘events’ including reviews, short stories, poems, features on all aspects of epublishing, writers comments and an insight into who is who and what is what!
The official ‘rolling’ launch of this website will happen at 10am on Friday 3rd August.
From then till the opening event on 11th August, there will be content added to the site by the organisers, who will be getting it shipshape and ready for you to enjoy, highlighting features of what’s to come and how to get the most from this unique festival.
It’s the Edinburgh Festival that you can attend without ever leaving home!
We will all look forward to seeing you ‘virtually’ in the weeks to come. Bookmark the website and Facebook Page and tell your friends. Everyone is welcome and everything is FREE. All it will take is some of your time and we hope to offer you enough interest to have you coming back every day right up until the close on 27th August.

See you at the Festival - virtually!



Kit Domino said...

Can't tell you how thrilled I am for you. Well done!

Sheryl Browne said...

Yay! Well done, Janice! Well indeed see you there! :) xx

Chris Longmuir said...

It's great, isn't it Janice. I'll see you there. Are we the only two from lahe?

Melanie said...

See you and Chris there... virtually this time but some day, we'll get together in person.

Linn B Halton and Lucy Coleman said...

It's going to be a party - with Janice and Chris together the virtual world won't know what's hit them! Brilliant ladies - it's going to be a big success, I can feel it!

Myra Duffy said...

It's exciting to be involved in this very first e-boook festival- a leap into the unknown!

Janice said...

It is an exciting event - as of course anything to do with Edinburgh is exciting!

Thank you Kit (my lovely Editor) and Sheryl (my lovely friend).

Chris - we are the only writers involved from but I'm sure there are more writers from our Writer Scotland group involved with The Edinburgh Ebook Festival.

I love the tag - See you at the Festival - virtually!

Janice said...

Melanie, As it's virtual - and you are connected to Scotland - you can attend next year with your soon to be released debut. Yay!

Thank you Linn - I fear Chris and I have a reputaion for raucousness - and it's true of course!

Hi Myra - fellow Scottish author! It's an exciting time for all of us and who knowns where it could lead in the future - Edinburgh perhaps? Te-he!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ladies, such a great idea and linked to one of the greatest cities in the world. (Me, biased?)
My forthcoming novel and my WIP are both set in Ednburgh and Fife, so hopefully I can get even more involved next year!
See you there
Ali B

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Janice .. what a lovely idea - hope it's fun. Great you know the city so well ... I was up last week - but didn't get to Edinburgh ... another day.

Fabulous that you can see your sons while you're there ...

I'll try and keep up ... cheers Hilary

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I would love to come...just so I could come to's on my bucket list. Maybe after the kids are in college, if I'm not in the poor house. :)

Janice said...

Ali - Yay, I'll 'see' you there and I can't wait to read your books set in Scotland!

Hi Hilary - it's a shame you were in Scotland and didn't get to see Edinburgh - but it is a big country and there is so much to see. Next time perhaps? Thanks for your lovely comment.

Elizabeth - you will be able to attend virtually this year and hopfully get to see 'Auld Reekie' for yourself some day soon - but it will be worth the wait and the journey. Thanks for your lovely comment.

Janice xxx