2009
08.10

Some of you readers here at Grey Man’s Land  might be interested in reading a Soldiers Magazine, or that is just my lucky guess. I ran into the Magazine of the British Army “Soldier” which has a digital version online. All back issues are available online it seems, or there are a lot at least. So there you go, don’t say we don’t care for you.  

Go here to read “Soldier”

Soldier Magazine

2009
02.10

Andy McNab, Rolf Harris and Peter James are among the authors lined up to write Quick Reads for next year’s campaign, the fifth anniversary of the initiative.

The Quick Reads will be backed with new designs and marketing, with the series to be rebranded as “short, sharp shots of entertainment”.

The 10 titles will all be available as downloads from the Quick Reads website. The books will be priced at £1.99 and will be published on World Book Day, 4th March 2010. The price for the downloadable versions has not yet been set. A key backlist title will be made available free, for a limited period, as part of the launch promotion.

Chair of Quick Reads Dame Gail Rebuck said: “The publishing industry should be extremely proud of Quick Reads’ achievements and impact over the past five years. Quick Reads has not only transformed the lives of thousands of people by improving their confidence, skills and self-esteem but also by helping them discover the joys of reading.

“It is vital that as an industry we continue to support Quick Reads and encourage our readers of the future.”

The organisers added that there was “increasing trade support” from Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, W H Smith, Waterstone’s, Borders, Easons, Dubray Books, Hughes & Hughes, Amazon, independents, wholesalers, and library suppliers.

Quick Reads 2010
Last Night Another Soldier by Andy McNab (Corgi Books)
The Perfect Holiday by Cathy Kelly (HarperCollins)
The Perfect Murder by Peter James (Pan)
Doctor Who: Code of the Krillitanes by Justin Richards (BBC Books)
Hello Mum by Bernadine Evaristo (Penguin)
Money Magic: Seven Simple Steps to True Financial Freedom by Alvin Hall (Hodder)
Traitors of the Tower by Alison Weir (Vintage)
We Won the Lottery: Real Life Winner Stories by Danny Buckland (Accent Press)
Life’s Too Short: True Stories About Life at Work with foreword by Val McDermid (Bantam Books)
Buster Fleabags by Rolf Harris (Corgi Books)

Source:  The Bookseller.com