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Tue, 24 Aug 2010 10:34Time to put your reviewing hats on and get your pencils out! Win a bundle of unpublished, forthcoming titles from major publishers by simply writing a review of something you've read recently and putting it on the site. Now listen closely, careful instructions ahead. At the bottom of each book page is a button called 'Reviews'. Write your review, 200 words or less of a book available for sale on the Book Depository. Post it on the site then send us the review and a link to the book to editor AT bookdepository.co.uk. We're currently working on a new and exciting way to post reviews of all our books so this is a last hurrah for the old way. Don't worry, all reviews will be transferred over when we go live with the new system. Keep an eye out for the big announcement. Competition closes on Friday 10th September at 5pm. Terms and conditions here. ps Please don't post any reviews in the comments below, they don't count as entries. pps Thanks for your patience.
Tue, 24 Aug 2010 09:34It was summer, 1545. England is at war. Henry VIII's invasion of France has gone badly wrong, and a massive French fleet is preparing to sail across the Channel. Find out what happens in CJ Sansom's brilliant new historical thriller, Heartstone.
Read more about Heartstone here.
Tue, 24 Aug 2010 09:31The wait is over! All-new adventure from the much-loved, million-selling author of Captain Underpants Dav Pilkey. Ook and Gluk have a pretty awesome life growing up together in Caveland, Ohio, in 500,001 BC - even though they're always getting in trouble with their nasty leader, Big Chief Goppernopper. But Ook and Gluk's idyllic life takes a turn for the terrible when an evil corporation from the future invades their quiet town...
See Ook and Gluk here.
Tue, 24 Aug 2010 09:28In Mockingjay, against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge...This thrilling final instalment of this ground-breaking trilogy promises to be one of the most talked-about books of the year.
Find out more here.
Mon, 16 Aug 2010 05:09I used to work in bookshops in London with a steady stream of celebrity customers. It's irrational I know and I never thought I would be affected but the more stellar the celebrity, the more 'A' list the actor then the more starstruck I'd become. Unfortunately most famous authors never produced this reaction, the odd actress from a TV show would cause a, 'Isn't that...?' moment but when a genuine bona fide movie star celeb came into the shop it was proper, involuntary weakness of the knees and intake of breath. A bit pathetic I know but such is the power of modern celebrity.
Anyway, that is the closest analogy I can think of when your business gets mentioned in the papers or magazines. The local rag elicits a satisfying nod of approval, a nod in a national newspaper evokes a pleasing sense of professionalism and job well done, when the New Yorker, a proper A list publication mentions the Book Depository it's a real, Wahoooo! They like our Map!
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