Several months ago, I submitted the first two of the Agnil’s Worlds books to Readers’ Favorite, a book reviews and awards organisation, requesting professional reviews for them. I wanted to get honest reviews so I went for a free rather than their paid option nor do I know any of the people at Readers’ Favorites in any way, shape or form. That way they were not obliged in any way to give a favourable review. It took a few months to get the reviews back but, suddenly, both notifications arrived in my inbox within 24 hours of each other!
To receive one five star review was brilliant but when the second arrived I couldn’t quite believe it! I was over the moon to discover that both books had been awarded five star reviews!
Readers Favorite also run a prestigious annual award and I am currently considering whether I should submit one of them for next year’s contest. What do you think? Are you more likely to read or recommend a book which has won an award?
Here are links to the reviews:
The Rise of Agnil
Agnil and the Wizard’s Orb
Usually when someone announces a price change it means that the price has gone up. In this case it’s the opposite! The e-book version of The Rise of Agnil, book 1 of the Agnil’s Worlds series, is now reduced in pice to 77p/99c on a long-term basis. Grab it at the new bargain price and pass the good news on to others.
Yesterday evening, I came home tired after an awful drive to do an airport pickup. The M11 motorway had been closed in both directions due to an over-turned lorry spilling glue across both carriageways. Imagine how delighted I was to find this in my inbox! During the week of promoting The Rise of Agnil to celebrate Children’s Book Week, it has been awarded Indie Book of the Day! Agnil and I are very happy! Visit their web site to see the full post.
Indie Book of the Day
To celebrate Children’s Book Week, the ebook version of The Rise of Agnil, book 1 of the Agnil’s Worlds series, will be on special offer for the bargain price of 77p – you can’t even buy a cup of coffee for that price! And, because I’m feeling generous, this offer isn’t restricted to the UK. In other parts of the world, the price will appear as 99c. Please tell all your friends and forward the link to the post to anyone you think might be interested. The promotion will run from Monday 30th June until Sunday 6th July.
What a catch for 77p!
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Children’s Book Week is an annual celebration of reading for pleasure for children that has been running for over 80 years. It is organised by The Book Trust in the UK. This year it will take place from Monday 30th June until Friday 4th July. Many schools and libraries all over the country will be organising events activities to promote reading for pleasure, to use libraries and explore bookshops. Now is the time to treat yourself or somebody else to a good children’s book! Visit The Book Trust’s web site to find resources.
Once the week is over and you’re all fired up about reading, why not sign up for the Summer Reading Challenge at your local library? This year’s theme is “Mythical Maze”. The web site is packed full of activities and book suggestions for children of all ages. You’ll just need to create a profile with parental permission to log in and then you can even add book recommendations to the Book Sorter!
The Rise of Agnil is now available from the Apple iBookstore! Click on the ‘Buy the Book’ tab to go to all the options for buying. Amazon Kindle, paperback, Kobo, Barnes and Noble and now Apple, all available and linked to directly from this web site.
On Monday 10th February I’ve been invited to open the newly relocated library at Wheatfields Primary School. I have a stack of books which I’ll take along and will sign any that are bought. I’m very excited as I’ve never done anything like this before! I wonder if I’ll have to cut a ribbon? A press release has been sent out along with this photo of the rather colourful library!
Wheatfields Primary School Library
Here is the book trailer for The Rise of Agnil. Enjoy!
Edited by Michael Clamp
Music: A remix of “A Little Winter” by Rebecca Clamp
Photos by Sue Clamp
The time has come to launch the book! “The Rise of Agnil” by Susan Navas is here!
Sound the fanfare!
Start the fireworks!
Follow the link to buy the book:
“The Rise of Agnil” by Susan Navas
The Rise of Agnil’s Cover
It’s been a busy day behind the scenes with flurries of emails and final checks. All the illustrations are now in the book and I can reveal the cover designed by Charlotte Moore!
The illustrations have started to arrive, which is very exciting! Although they will be in black and white in the book, Charlotte Moore has also created them in colour. Here is one of them to whet your appetite!
“River weed tangled through her limbs, dragging her further and further down.”