BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND

book week 2019
Here in Scotland, it’s time for the annual event called ‘Book Week Scotland’.

It’s a week to celebrate books, reading and literacy. Schools are heavily involved, local councils and libraries run a series of special events. The whole thing is run by the Scottish Book Trust, a national charity ‘that believes books, reading and writing have the power to change lives.’

The big name authors and bestsellers dominate of course, with invitations to appear at talks, book giveaways and promotions, but it’s also a chance for other Scottish writers to promote their work. So if you need a reason to give my novels a shot, this week is the perfect opportunity!

Both ‘A Justified State’ and ‘State Of Denial’ are set in an imagined future country, which is only ever named as ‘The State’ in the novels. Those from Scotland will recognise the geography and some of the places immediately. Being born and bred in Glasgow, I borrowed the locations I knew to create the world of the novels.

I hope you’ll give them a look by following the links below. Both are available in paperback and on Kindle around the world (free to those with Kindle Unlimited), plus they would also make a prefect Christmas gift!

Happy Book Week Scotland!

 

U.S.A. – AMAZON.COM      UNITED KINGDOM

AUSTRALIA       CANADA

INDIA   BRAZIL   MEXICO      GERMANY       FRANCE

SPAIN      ITALY       NETHERLANDS     JAPAN

 

 

 

U.S.A. – AMAZON.COM      UNITED KINGDOM

AUSTRALIA       CANADA

INDIA   BRAZIL   MEXICO      GERMANY       FRANCE

SPAIN      ITALY       NETHERLANDS     JAPAN

3 thoughts on “BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND

  1. Reblogged this on Word Shamble and commented:
    It’s Book Week Scotland this week and what better way to celebrate all things Scots and bookish than by buying the first two novels in Iain Kelly’s State trilogy. I admit, I haven’t read the second book ‘State of Denial’ yet (it’s on my Christmas present list!) but if it’s anything like the first book, it’s a cracker. Put ‘Iain Kelly’ in my Search box to find an author interview I did with Iain back in January this year.

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  2. Hurrah for Scotland! The USA has “book fairs” in various scattered cities, and they’ve become a bigger thing now that there are so many authors out there who don’t have to depend on “the Big Five” (or however many there are now) in order to be published. For many, these are essential to their career, if you can afford the means to get there (no paid junkets anymore!) I would love to go, just to be among booklovers, but Scotland will have to go on my bucket list until I win the lottery.

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    1. It’s been running for a few years now, all done by a charity so not for profit, and a lot of it is trying to get kids and teenagers to read more, with a little bit of a bump for other authors. It’s still tricky to get noticed amongst all the choice out there, but it does help to focus the public for a few days at least! I do hope you make it to Scotland one day!

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