By Bryony Allen, 04-Jun-2013 08:04:00
Following the previous give-away that was running to win copies of the 'The Assembly Room' I just wanted to send out out an update. The paperback copy of the book was won via Goodreads by the lovely Adinda Widya L.P in East Java, Indonesia. However, no-one has formally come forward to state they would like to enter the e-Book draw. This is a puzzle as the uptake for the paperback was 826 people. Are we all paperback readers? Even I've got a Kindle. So what is going to happen is me and my publisher (Pneuma Springs) are going to advertise the give-away to win 2 e-Book copies of 'The Assembly Room' in any of the available formats (except Nook at the moment). The competition is open now until Tuesday 18th June 2013. Winners will be drawn at random after closing and will be notified by email. Please contact me to let me know that you wish to enter by using either my contact form, a reply to the post at The Assembly Room facebook fan page, Twitter or Goodreads messaging. I'll pick these up through the 2 weeks and collate entries as it runs. Good luck.
Ps, The book is really worth your time, honest! :)
By Bryony Allen, 10-May-2013 08:15:00
I'm giving away another paperback copy of 'The Assembly Room' to help celebrate the inclusion of the book in the Spring 2013 YA/Children's category of 'The People's Book Prize'. Voting to get the book to the next stage in the competition is still underway until 20th May at the following web page - http://www.peoplesbookprize.com/book.php?id=844
A short sample of the book can be read at the web site page too as well as my own web site pages. Please do share this giveaway with your friends and anyone else you may know who you think could be interested. I'll be forever grateful. Please keep an eye out via my GR page too for links to a giveaway for 2 e-book copies of the book too. Good luck if do enter the competition. Here are the simple instructions on entering the giveaways. Note for the paperback copy you'll need to be a goodreads member (who isn't!).
Giveaway competitions are running between 10th and 17th May.
Paperback giveway (x1) - http://bit.ly/18xVHAk
The winner will be drawn by Goodreads following end time.
eBook giveaway (x2) - Just leave me a reply to this message or contact me to say that you would like to enter the eBook giveaway. You'll need to send me your email address so please use my contact form on my web site - it's secure and won't be passed to third parties!
By Bryony Allen, 05-Mar-2013 08:46:00
I've just received some brilliant news from my publisher that 'The Assembly Room' has been accepted for voting to 'The People's Book Prize' 2013 Spring collection in the YA11+ category. This is the second time one of my books has been entered to the book prize, the last one being 'OTOLI'. Unfortunately that time it didn't quite make it through to the final but it was still great exposure for the book. If you've read 'The Assembly Room' and liked it please do cast a vote for the book, all that is required is a valid email address and you can leave comments as you wish. If you haven't read the book there's a link to a PDF reading sample that can be downloaded and shared, there's also a larger sample here on my website. If you like it you can buy the book in e-book and paperback formats to continue reading the book. Please do share this information with anyone you think would be interested, friends, readers, schools and writers. In a fiercely competitive world of YA fiction these kinds of competitions are a great way for writers to get further word out about our books so we'd be foolish not to 'shout' a little or indeed a lot about it. It would be fantastic to have the support of all the wonderful reading public to help propel the book out to even more readers and fans of YA fiction. The link to the voting page for the book is here: The Assembly Room, People's Book Prize 2013 Spring Collection . Voting is open March 1 - May 20, 2013. Thanks!
By Bryony Allen, 24-Dec-2012 13:51:00
I'd like to this opportunity to wish all my readers and fellow authors wherever you are in the world a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I look forward to touching base with new followers of my work in 2013 too! Please feel free to drop me a line anytime via my contact page. Lets hope 2013 can be a year when the world gets itself back on track for better times!
By Bryony Allen, 28-Nov-2012 17:22:00
I just wanted to make all readers of my books (and new potential readers) aware of this. I can electronically autograph and sign any Kindle copy of any of my books for you. Simply request an author signature or personalised message by visiting the Authorgraph web link for my books here Bryony Allen .
Also remember that just as you don't have to have a Kindle or Fire reading device to read Kindle books the authorgraph is readable on a multitude of devices such as smart phones, tablets, i-Phones and i-Pads with the use of the Amazon Kindle app. I look forward to fullfilling all your requests!
By Bryony Allen, 19-Nov-2012 09:33:00
It's finally here, another opportunity to raise the focus on what has to be one of the worst things life can throw at you, BULLYING. Although this week is the official UK anti-bullying week it's a topic that constantly resonates all around the world and on an on-going basis. There are so many people at any given time going through bullying whether they be the sufferers, by standers and indeed the one or one's committing the act itself. There is always a reason for bullying though. From the downright simple act of jealousy of another person to real life complex issues going on in someone's life it's something that really needs to be addressed. The effects of bullying can LAST A LIFE TIME depending on how much damage is done to the sufferer be it physical bullying or probably the worst form, MENTAL BULLYING.
We all have big questions to ask ourselves if we see something going on and do nothing to help. There are countless organisations out there geared up to help the fight against this awful part of life. As a teacher I've seen so much to do with bullying over the years in many different forms so it's reasurring to know that people can find a place to turn to outside of school. The support for these organisations is emmense but it needs more. One such organisation close to me is Bullying UK (Part of the Family LIves Charity group). Like many others they are there for people 24 hours a day and it was this charity that me and my publisher chose to donate 5% of all sales proceeds for my YA book OTOLI which has bullying as it's theme. Please get on board and support these organisations, be it by spreading their messages on social media, getting involved with them directly or by simply doing things like buying a copy of OTOLI. They can't function without us and the fight against bullying can only get stronger with people on board who care about it. You never know, someone close to you may be going through bullying already or may unknowingly be about to go through it. You'd want to know that there would be somewhere they could turn to for help right? TOGETHER WE CAN STOP BULLYING!
By Bryony Allen, 01-Nov-2012 08:28:00
You can read my recent Halloween guest post and enter a give-away to win an e-Book copy of my latest YA novel The Assembly Room here: http://bit.ly/XY4KFi . Enjoy! (note: the e-Book give-away is open until 18/11/12 at this site)
By Bryony Allen, 30-Oct-2012 08:02:00
You can read my interview with 'We Do Write' as part of the 'Reading Away The Days' blog tour for 'The Assembly Room' here: http://bit.ly/TpBkyi . There is also another fanatastic review for the book at the fabulous 'YA Novelties' review site here: http://bit.ly/UcGcTT . You'll find a give-away running to win 1 e-Book copy and 1 papaerback copy of the book too. Please share with your friends!
By Bryony Allen, 29-Oct-2012 07:36:00
You can find a super review and giveway running to win an e-Book copy of 'The Assembly Room' at the link here http://bit.ly/RroH3k . This comes on the 2nd day of blog tour courtesy of the fab Alannah Jaide at the "I Solemnly Swear That I Am Up To No Good." YA blog site. Enjoy the honest review and please share with your friends too!
By Bryony Allen, 27-Oct-2012 11:11:00
The blog tour for 'The Assembly Room' has kicked off in ernest today at 'Reading A Little Bit Of Everything'. with the lovely Kerry-Anne McDade. Check out the blog page here http://bit.ly/SopGTl for further details where you can find a book excerpt and details of a giveaway to win an e-Book copy of the book. There are also further links to be found. Enjoy!
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