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Saturday February 27, 2021 at 3:25pm
"A few notes: Because the “contemporary” list surveyed novels published since 1970 (inclusive), this list will define “classic” as being originally published before 1970." Click here to view whole artilce and listAdolfo Bioy Casares, tr. Ruth L.C. Simms, The Invention of Morel (1940) : 103 pagesBoth Jorge Luis Borges and Octavio Paz described this novel as perfect, and I admit I can’t find much fault with it either. It is technically about a fugitive whose....
Wednesday February 10, 2021 at 12:48am
'Utterly original' Monique Roffey wins Costa book of the yearThe Mermaid of Black Conch takes £30,000 award for 2020’s most enjoyable book, acclaimed by judges as a classic in the making‘I really wanted this book to be seen and read’ … Monique Roffey. Photograph: David Levene/The GuardianMonique Roffey has won the £30,000 Costa book of the year award for her sixth novel, The Mermaid of Black Conch, which opens as a fisherman on a Caribbean island sees a &ldqu....
Wednesday January 6, 2021 at 12:43am
Marvel removes antisemitic trope from Immortal Hulk comicPanel showing character visiting ‘Jewery’ shop was an ‘honest but terrible mistake’, says artist Joe Bennett but the publisher has withdrawn the illustrationMarvel has removed antisemitic imagery from print and digital editions of the new issue of its Immortal Hulk comic after widespread condemnation.The comic, published last week, was criticised after readers noticed that one panel featured the character Joe Fixit,....
Monday January 4, 2021 at 9:30pm
She published her first book in her 40s and became the biggest selling author of the past decade in any genre – The Gruffalo alone has sold 13m copies. How did this former busker make it so big?The room where the children’s author Julia Donaldson writes – the heart of her vast picture book empire – is down a winding staircase, in the cellar of her grand white house in Steyning, West Sussex. Her desk looks out on the street at knee height. “I’m thinking of writ....
Tuesday December 29, 2020 at 9:27pm
Details of historic decision-making amid growing racist resentment feature in this elegant, if restrained, account of life inside the White Hous.To read Barack Obama’s autobiography in the last, snarling days of Donald Trump is to stare into an abyss between two opposite ends of humanity, and wonder once again at how the same country came to choose two such disparate men.Somewhere at the top of a long list of contrasts is their grasp of language and facts. On the eve of the book’s pu....
Tuesday December 15, 2020 at 9:33pm
The novelist’s hit debut, a witty spin on race, feminism and sex based on her time as a nanny in New York, has even won fans among her former employers…This time last year, Kiley Reid was a tantalising rumour, the truth of which was known only to her publishers and to the film company that had optioned her debut novel two years before it was ready to see the light of day. When Such a Fun Age was published – on New Year’s Eve in the US and a week later in the UK – t....
Thursday December 10, 2020 at 12:01am
Tara June Winch has become the first Indigenous Australian to win both of Australia’s major writing prizes in a year, taking out the $80,000 fiction category for the 2020 Prime Minister’s Literary award on Thursday after winning the $60,000 Miles Franklin in July.This year’s awards, announced on Thursday, included a record showing for Indigenous writers and writers of colour, with the Gay’wu Group of Women winning the non-fiction category for Songspirals; the Darug duo of....
Friday December 4, 2020 at 12:03am
Roald Dahl's family apologises for his antisemitismStatement on author’s official website says his views caused ‘lasting and understandable hurt’The family of Roald Dahl has apologised for his antisemitism in a statement buried deep in the author’s official website.Dahl, who died 30 years ago, is described on the site as “the world’s No 1 storyteller”, whose books – including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The BFG – have entra....
Thursday November 12, 2020 at 5:48pm, which launched in the US earlier this year, has accelerated UK plans and goes online this week in partnership with more than 130 shopsIt is being described as a “revolutionary moment in the history of bookselling”: a socially conscious alternative to Amazon that allows readers to buy books online while supporting their local independent bookseller. And after a hugely successful launch in the US, it is open in the UK from today.View More
Thursday October 22, 2020 at 9:35pm
After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had enjoyed more editions, spin-of....
Friday May 22, 2020 at 1:10pm
These are unprecedented times – but even so, comparisons are being made to the Second World War in terms of the magnitude of the crisis that coronavirus represents. Some of this rhetoric is unhelpful but, as we bunker down into our homes and the government gets on a war footing, there is little doubt that the challenge to our liberty, leisure time and sense of wellbeing is real.With early reports that book sales are soaring while bookshops and warehouses close down and publishers reassess ....
Sunday May 17, 2020 at 3:28pm
A new survey has revealed that people in the UK have almost doubled the amount of time they spend reading books since lockdown began, but instead of dystopian fiction readers are turning to the “comfort” of crime and thrillers.Nielsen Book’s research found that 41% of people said they were reading more books since Boris Johnson imposed the measures on 23 March. According to the nationally representative sample of 1,000 adults, surveyed from 29 April to 1 May, the nation has als....
Tuesday May 5, 2020 at 1:12pm
Neil Gaiman has apologised to “everyone on the island” of Skye after he was spoken to by local police for travelling more than 11,000 miles from New Zealand to his home there, in breach of Scotland’s lockdown rules.Gaiman, the author of the Sandman comics, Coraline and American Gods, left New Zealand at the start of May, writing on his blog that he and his wife Amanda Palmer had “found ourselves in a rough place” and “needed to give each other some space, whic....
Wednesday April 29, 2020 at 1:13pm
Bryan Washington, a 27-year-old writer from Houston, has won the £30,000 Swansea University International Dylan Thomas prize for his “kickass” debut short story collection, Lot.The collection is a portrait of the author’s home town, one of the most diverse cities in the US. Half of the stories follow a young gay man, with a black mother and a Latino father, who wrestles with his own sexuality and the challenging attitudes of those around him. The rest roam among the city&....
Thursday April 23, 2020 at 4:21pm
This April 23, World Book Day is being celebrated by millions of people and over 100 countries in lockdown. With schools closed due to COVID-19 and families confined at home, books stimulate our minds and boost well-being.With schools closed due to COVID-19 and families stuck at home, books are more important than ever to stimulate minds and inspire hope. In fact, some research has found reading has surged in many households since lockdown restrictions have been put in place. Today's World Book....
Friday March 27, 2020 at 4:07pm
First and foremost, we hope everyone is keeping safe and well in these difficult times.If while at home you wish to continue or start publishing a book please do, and the site will take you through the publishing steps.  Our frequently asked questions, accessible via the top of the homepage can also assist.FeedARead is a highly automated site in its publishing steps, so is able to continue to assist you to publish for those who may want to, including to help keep busy in these times if you ....
Sunday March 22, 2020 at 12:10pm
Waterstones has said it will close its 280 UK branches from Monday, hours after its chief executive said the bookstore chain was “no different to a supermarket or a pharmacy” and would stay open during the coronavirus shutdown.James Daunt said the decision had been taken after some staff complained that they felt at risk in the stores and had not been given any protective equipment such as hand sanitiser or gloves.View News item
Thursday March 5, 2020 at 10:20am
Parents at one school are being told not to dress up their children for World Book Day because of concerns about cost.Staff at St Nicholas Priory School in Great Yarmouth sent out a Facebook message to parents on March 2 which asked pupils to come into school in normal uniform, and said that "members of staff will instead come up with an exciting costume to inspire the children".One said that it was "nice to see the school doing something different" by encouraging the teacher....
Monday September 2, 2019 at 1:55pm
It makes sense for Hollywood to look to the written word for inspiration when it comes to producing new films. But, the sad truth is there's become an over-reliance on using pre-existing material to either find the next big franchise or to capitalise on the success of a bestseller. It's fair enough – these adaptations will always be guaranteed large box office takings thanks to the book's readers merely showing up to see how the film has translated certai....
Thursday August 22, 2019 at 1:59pm
From tales inspired by ancient mythology to honest stories of motherhood, these works are hard to forgetView Full Article
Wednesday August 14, 2019 at 2:02pm
Books, books, books. They will increase your lifespan, lower your stress and boost your intelligence. They will give you fuller, thicker hair. Whatever the breathless claims about reading, one thing is certain: losing yourself in a great novel is one of life’s most enduring and dependable joys.View the list of books
Tuesday July 30, 2019 at 3:23pm
The winning entrant of the following competition from the correct entries was Liz Hill. Many congratulations to Liz on her competition win!Free to Enter Competition - Win a Bloomsbury Editor critique of your novel's opening chapters How To Enter: Simply read a brief extract from the books below by clicking on the View Extract links of the book titles below and then click the button you will see to view the extracts. Then, enter your favourite 2 book extracts from all the books as outlined below.....
Saturday July 20, 2019 at 3:33pm
Job satisfaction comes and goes, partners enrapture and abscond, but you can always fall back on the timeless ability of literature to transport you to a different world. View More
Tuesday July 2, 2019 at 3:35pm
Jokha Alharthi wins for Celestial BodiesOmani author becomes first Arabic-language writer to scoop accolade alongside translatorAn author from Oman has become the first Arabic-language writer to win the Man Booker International Prize with Celestial Bodies.Jokha Alharthi’s winning novel tells the story of three sisters and a desert country confronting its slave-owning past and a complex modern world. The author plans to split the £50,000 prize money with her translator, US academ....
Sunday June 9, 2019 at 8:13pm
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Tuesday June 4, 2019 at 8:22pm
Normal0MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Authors are finding that an online audience is a new box they need to tick at the publisher’s office, reports They say everyone has a book inside of them. But does everyone have what it takes to get a book deal? Besides a great idea, you arguably need talent, time and dedication to tip yourself over the line from aspiring writer to published author. In 2019, you may also need a social media following. Take Pinch of Nom, a cookbook....
Wednesday May 29, 2019 at 8:25pm
Persephone Books reprints neglected works by women writers of the mid-20th century. Sarah Lyall tells us what makes these books so special Lamb’s Conduit Street seems almost too adorable to be real, as if Ye Olde Fantasy Englande, the one that exists in your head, had suddenly sprung to life. But it feels exactly right that this cobblestone thoroughfare in Bloomsbury, filled as it is with idiosyncratic shops selling artisanal cheese and homemade cakes and other rarefied item....
Tuesday May 7, 2019 at 7:09pm
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings is the best-selling fantasy novel in history with sales of 150 million; on Friday Tolkien, a film about his early life, is released. He is the creator of an entire mythology but in his other life he was the Merton Professor of English Language and Literature at Oxford University. He was a philologist living, as his friend CS Lewis said, “inside language” but he also lived at 21 Merton Street, the red-brick mansion block where my....
Saturday May 4, 2019 at 12:34am
Many Congratulations to FeedARead authors Éamonn Ó hUallacháin and Kevin McMahom for their successful launch of the book "The Troubles in Creggan Parish 1969-2000"  in Crossmaglen, South Armagh. More that 100 people attended and all 200 copies of the book were sold.
Thursday May 2, 2019 at 2:30pm
The capital’s only floating second-hand bookshop – which has been open for nine months, travelling between Camden Lock, Angel, Hackney and Paddington – stops for two weeks at each mooring to sell books donated by the public and by charity bookshops.It is owned by Paddy, “The Doctor”, and his co-partners, John Privett, “The Professor”, and a mysterious Frenchman called “The Captain”. View more:
Tuesday April 23, 2019 at 8:43pm
Good news! Optician David Baker's latest feedaread published book Window of the Soul has been nominated for the 2019 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize for making science accessible to a mass audience.
Tuesday April 9, 2019 at 7:21pm
National Library Week (April 7- 13) is a great time to remind yourself of all your library has to offer. Whether you check out the library in person or online, you’ll be contributing to your community.This year’s theme is “Libraries = Strong Communities.”Melinda Gates is the honorary chair of National Library Week. In the last 20 years, Gates’ Global Libraries initiative has invested more than $1 billion in enhancing libraries and empowering communities.View Fu....
Tuesday April 2, 2019 at 7:25pm
There’s a scene in the new series of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s dark comedy Fleabag that stands out. In the middle of an awkward family dinner, the heroine’s sister Claire (Sian Clifford) rushes to the bathroom. Waller-Bridge’s Fleabag follows, offering her a wad of tissue, assuming it’s a heavy period. It isn’t. It’s a miscarriage. For journalist and author Elizabeth Day, it struck a particular chord. It was her own restaurant miscarriage that inspired....
Wednesday March 27, 2019 at 7:28pm
The classics you may already know, and the hidden gems that deserve more attentionView Full Story
Tuesday March 12, 2019 at 7:33pm
The forthcoming novel centres around a sinister institute populated by children with 'special talents'Stephen King is set to release a new novel in the spirit of two of his previous hits – It and Firestarter.The author announced the forthcoming title on his website on Thursday. The Institute, which centres around a “sinister” facility for children with “special talents” (such as telekinesis and telepathy), will come out on 10 September.See F....
Sunday February 10, 2019 at 4:55am
Orson Welles’s formidable talents as an actor, director, producer and writer are well known through classic movies such as Citizen Kane and The Third Man. But more than three decades after his death, Welles’s flair for draughtsmanship is now increasingly being recognised.Sketches of film and stage productions are among hundreds of drawings reproduced in a forthcoming book, which follows a documentary about his art and an exhibition in Edinburgh last summer.View Full Article
Monday February 4, 2019 at 4:58am
Publisher says book, reconstructed from the author’s papers, is much closer to his traditional work than the much derided 1980 space romp View Guardian Article
Friday January 25, 2019 at 5:00am
Ex-New York Times editor said sources ‘should have been cited as quotations’ in Merchants of Truth after plagiarism accusationsThe former executive editor of the New York Times has acknowledged making some sourcing errors in her book Merchants of Truth and says she will correct them.In an email on Thursday to the Associated Press, Jill Abramson wrote that some page numbers in the sourcing notes needed to be fixed and that some sources “should have been cited as quotations in th....
Friday January 18, 2019 at 5:01am
The British author, who produced numerous bestsellers after her 1987 breakthrough, died following a strokeRosamunde Pilcher, author of the sweeping, bestselling family saga The Shell Seekers, has died aged 94.Her son, the author Robin Pilcher, confirmed the news to the Guardian . “She had been in great form up until Christmas, then suffered from bronchitis in the new year, but was always expected to bounce back as before. However, she suffered a stroke on Sunday night and never regained co....
Friday January 11, 2019 at 5:04am
Among all the dispute and conjecture that has surrounded the life of Catcher in the Rye author JD Salinger, one mystery remains especially puzzling. What did he produce after ceasing to publish his writing in 1965, and will it ever be read? It seemed possible that more work would come to light after Salinger’s death in 2010. In 2013 a documentary and accompanying book claimed, among other things, to describe the contents of five new Salinger books that would be forthcoming by 2020 at the l....
Friday December 28, 2018 at 5:06am
The book that changed my lifeFranz Kafka’s Metamorphosis troubled me at first because it broke all the rules. There was no explanation, no sympathy only absurdity and suffering. This is the book that made me realise I could write through a distorted lens and still convey truth.The books I think are most overratedThe Song of Ice and Fire series by George RR Martin. One battle with an army of the undead is enough for me. Give me The Lord of the Rings any day.See full interview
Monday December 17, 2018 at 5:08am
After Columbine, Dave Cullen swore he would never write about a mass shooting again. But over the next 20 years, he realised that he and other journalists had a duty to destroy the deadly myths they had helped create.As I drove down Highway 6 toward the Rocky Mountains on 20 April 1999, hoping to find this high school I had never heard of in Columbine, where shots had been reported but no injuries, I had no conception of what I was about to witness. What was happening inside that high school was....
Monday December 3, 2018 at 5:10am
Q: What books do you recommend for coming to terms with lifelong loneliness?A: Amanda Craig, author and critic, writes:Loneliness is so much a part of being both a writer and reader that it’s no wonder most of us are what Patrick Hamilton’s novel calls The Slaves of Solitude.Shakespeare invented the word, Philip Larkin celebrated it, but Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (1719) was the first to live with loneliness. Shipwrecked on his desert island for 28 years, he builds shelter,....
Thursday November 29, 2018 at 5:12am
Good Omens, Neverwhere, Coraline, American Gods ... the genre-defying author joined us to answer your questionsView Full Interview
Thursday November 1, 2018 at 5:14am
After discovering most novels of ‘literary value’ are written by dead white men, Emily Maguire asks, who gets to decide? And what’s the criteria? I dropped out of high school early, so when I eventually got to university I was a “mature-age student”. What a ridiculous label. I was 24, and I didn’t feel mature – I felt ancient.After almost a decade working minimum wage jobs with shitty pay and shittier treatment, I felt exhausted beyond words. And as some....
Monday October 1, 2018 at 5:17am
In February I saw a photo of Meghan Markle and the Duchess of Cambridge sitting next to each other at the Royal Foundation Forum, wearing colour coordinated dresses (lavender for Kate, deep purple-blue for Meghan). It wasn’t their dresses I minded, it was how they sat – legs crossed neatly at the ankle, knees pressed firmly together. t was that dulce et decorum pose passed down to generations of girls and young women expected to demonstrate their good breeding on social occasions &nd....
Friday September 7, 2018 at 2:36pm
Waterstones is buying the 115 year-old family-owned chain Foyles, saying the deal will help to "champion" real bookshops in the face of online rivals.The sale includes Foyles' well-known Charing Cross Road store in central London, which was relocated to larger premises in 2014.Waterstones said the deal would help booksellers fight back against Amazon's "siren call".The larger chain has 283 bookshops across the UK and northern Europe.View full BBC article
Monday September 3, 2018 at 3:22pm
Chris Evans has announced he will be leaving the Radio 2 breakfast show after eight years at the helm, and 13 years at the station.The popular children's writing competition 500 Words will remain part of the breakfast show after his departure, Evans said.Evans confirmed he was leaving Radio 2 to host Virgin Radio's breakfast show.View full article
Wednesday August 15, 2018 at 1:52pm
To view more of David Bowie's Top 100 Reads view the article link belowHawksmoor by Peter AckroydInferno by Dante AlighieriMoney by Martin AmisThe Fire Next Time by James BaldwinFlaubert’s Parrot by Julian BarnesHerzog by Saul BellowView Complete List of David Bowie Top Reads
Saturday August 4, 2018 at 8:05pm
Wishing FeedARead Author Catherine Marshall Every Success at Book Event with her book Masquerade: Manchester Author Event & Gig 2018 and takes place from 11am on Saturday 4 August at the Park Inn, Radisson in Manchester.View Book DetailsA week marooned among strangers seems to Anna to be the perfect opportunity to reinvent herself. Leaving behind the mess that her life has become to attend a Psychology summer school in Bath, she is hoping for some sense of perspective, perhaps even an escape....
Thursday August 2, 2018 at 9:40pm
Writers are known to go to great lengths in the name of research, but few have gone as far as Michael Stewart; 65 miles, on foot, from the moors above Haworth in West Yorkshire to the city of Liverpool on the west coast.Stewart undertook the three-day journey as part of his bid to understand a literary mystery that has niggled at him for more than two decades… and which now forms the basis of his astonishing novel, Ill Will.View More
Thursday August 2, 2018 at 9:37pm
Finalists include monster story set in Baghdad and meditation on the colour whiteView More
Thursday August 2, 2018 at 9:31pm
Very little is known about whether readers respond in clinically relevant ways to literature. Now, new research is revealing the potential benefits and dangers reading can pose to those with eating disordersView More
Wednesday July 25, 2018 at 9:32pm
Which books made the list in this article from The Independent!  View Article
Thursday July 12, 2018 at 1:14pm
Congratulations to children's book author Paul Delaney who headlines on this month's issue of the New Educational Magazine for teachers HWRKMagazine Link: has now published several great books for children with and you can view all his books here:
Wednesday June 20, 2018 at 5:19pm
Congratulations to FeedARead author Debbie Daley on her radio interview.Author's books:" I gave my first radio interview on a local radio in the Lambourn Valley yesterday. I spoke about my books and writing plus some tips for budding young authors." I’m 39 minutes in.
Wednesday June 13, 2018 at 6:01pm
Congratulations to Judi Moore author of Little Mouse ** Winner of the Georgina Hawtrey-Woore Award for adult fiction, 2018 ** View Book and Extract: Kristallnacht in 1938 Doktor Theodore Goldstein, his wife Lisl, and their small son Theo, flee from Berlin, across the North Sea to Edinburgh. There, for more than ten years, they build a new life – a good life. But then a friend from the old days arrives, and they find themselves ....
Monday April 9, 2018 at 1:04am
A cruel mother, an absent father, a beloved nanny ... the writer on the ‘frozen world’ of her childhood, and why she wishes she had won the Booker prize“Do you love me? Do you love me?” Rose Tremain’s mother kept asking her daughter at the end of her life. “And I’d say: ‘Yes, of course I do.’ But I never have and I never will because you didn’t show me love when I needed it,” the novelist says now, as if her mother, Jane, were in the room with us.After more than 40 years of not drawing on her ow....
Wednesday March 28, 2018 at 4:58pm
FeedARead Author Debbie Daley's books at Comic-ConAuthor of The Harp of Elvyth and The Dragon FlyersLink: Saturday the 24 March 2018 I attended the inaugural Peterborough Comic-Con event at the Cresset Centre, Bretton. It was to be my first Comic-Con too. After a few days of feeling nervous leading up to the event and wondering if I’d feel like a fish out of water, the big day arrived. Attired in my specially printed “Long Ears Legacy”....
Friday March 9, 2018 at 3:28pm
Yiyun Li: The last book that made me cry"This Real Night by Rebecca West. I was at an airport when I read the last 50 pages and I wept unabashedly – and I’m a dry-eyed reader in general."The book I wish I’d writtenHerman Melville’s Moby-Dick.View More:
Monday March 5, 2018 at 3:25pm
Donal Ryan: "Writing is like being gloriously drunk, and it’s always followed by a desperate hangover of guilt.”The award-winning author made headlines when he went back to his day job in the civil service. He talks about seeing ghosts and almost giving up writingJustine JordanDonal Ryan‘Most writers struggle their whole lives. It’s a tough business’ Donal Ryan made his name with his debut novel The Spinning Heart, a portrait of recession-hit rural Ireland in 21 voices, which won the Guardian fi....
Thursday March 1, 2018 at 3:30pm
The best recent science fiction and fantasy novels – reviews roundupView More:
Friday February 9, 2018 at 1:34am
Forever and a Day, the author’s second 007 novel, will make use of material left behind by Ian Fleming to imagine Bond’s first mission
Thursday February 8, 2018 at 4:57pm
Two FeedARead authors are holding a Book Launch on Saturday, 17th February at Heene Community Centre, Heene Road, Worthing from 10am to 1pm. Anne Saker and Elaine Hankin look forward to meeting their followers with a welcome drink and a slice of celebratory cake."Matilda and the Waltz of Life" is Anne's second novel to be published by FeedARead.It tells the tale of a young light-hearted girl who merrily dances through life but finds that marriage is more than she bargained for."Footprints on my ....
Wednesday February 7, 2018 at 8:40pm
'Two FeedARead authors are holding a Book Launch on Saturday, 17th February at Heene Community Centre, Heene Road, Worthing from 10am to 1pm. Anne Saker and Elaine Hankin look forward to meeting their followers with a welcome drink and a slice of celebratory cake."Matilda and the Waltz of Life" is Anne's second novel to be published by FeedARead.It tells the tale of a young light-hearted girl who merrily dances through life but finds that marriage is more than she bargained for."Footprints on my....
Thursday February 1, 2018 at 1:36am
Twelve books in running for award for writing by women showcase ‘a cornucopia of literary riches’, chair of judging panel saysView More
Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 1:37am
A letter from 30 industry figures is urging the award to reverse 2014’s inclusion of US authors, in order to avoid a ‘homogenised literary future’View More
Tuesday January 9, 2018 at 1:38am
Author says she ‘did not have a negotiating position’, after selling the rights of her novel to MGM for a 1990 film, which the studio retainedView More
Tuesday January 2, 2018 at 1:11am
Happy New Year to all our authors and readers. We hope everyone has a really great and productive 2018!
Thursday October 5, 2017 at 9:49pm
Kazuo Ishiguro wins the Nobel prize in literature 2017 The British author Kazuo Ishiguro said he was both honoured and “taken completely by surprise” after he was named this year’s winner of the 2017 Nobel prize in literature, even initially wondering if the announcement was a case of “fake news”.Ishiguro, author of novels including The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go, was praised by the Swedish Academy for novels which “uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with th....
Tuesday September 12, 2017 at 7:51pm
The sun had not yet risen at 5.30am in Manhattan, but an estimated 300 of Hillary Clinton’s most devoted supporters had already lined up outside a bookstore in Union Square to meet her and buy a copy of her new election memoir, What Happened.View More:
Wednesday September 6, 2017 at 1:52pm
From The Guardian: To celebrate a day for reading, we pick the recently released travel volumes, from a journey round the Hebrides to a vivid picture of the teeming streets of KolkataIn Search of Nice Americans, by Geoff Steward… Or how to turn a sabbatical into a travel book. British Lawyer Geoff Steward had wanderlust and was fed up with billing time. The result? A 2016 journey taking him from Seattle to Atlanta in a little over 30 days.View More:
Friday September 1, 2017 at 7:54pm
Old age marks a rendezvous with reality that provokes timeless questions. At the end of John le Carré’s new novel, his greatest creation, George Smiley, observes that “an old spy in his dotage seeks the truth of ages”.As he approaches 86, David Cornwell, AKA John le Carré, still has to make a necessary rapprochement with his divided self, his past and its achievements. There are, no doubt, obscure and unreconciled regrets, obsessions and disappointments. But if you are lucky, as Cornwell has bee....
Wednesday August 23, 2017 at 7:56pm
The bestselling author writes his novel in the morning, a play or column in the afternoon – and likes to sneak off to the cinema when nobody is looking I wake early but don’t work. I like having the world to myself for a while. I make coffee – with an AeroPress: lots of stirring and shoving – and read until the rest of the house wakes up.I was a secondary school teacher when I wrote my first four novels, so I didn’t see any reason to change the rhythm of the working day when I stopped teaching, ....
Wednesday August 16, 2017 at 7:53pm
It’s Too Late Now, being republished after 70 years, reveals a writer frustrated at the eclipse of his work for adults by runaway success of children’s booksWinnie-the-Pooh may have secured a place in the hearts of children worldwide and made his creator a millionaire, but author AA Milne resented the way the bear of little brain undermined his reputation as a serious writer.The revelation appears in his 1939 memoir It’s Too Late Now, which is to be republished on 21 September, 70 years after it....
Sunday August 13, 2017 at 1:17am
Author tells readers that he is ‘months away’ from finishing long-awaited next instalment of epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire
Sunday August 13, 2017 at 1:14am
The Reconstruction of a Crime, which the Scottish author co-wrote with the humorist EV Lucas, has been unearthed by the Strand magazine
Thursday August 10, 2017 at 1:12am
1. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened’ - Dr. Seuss2. “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde
Friday July 7, 2017 at 7:18pm
A fundraising auction supported by authors including Margaret Atwood, Jacqueline Wilson and Philip Pullman has raised more than £150,000 to support residents affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.Pullman, who offered to name a character in the second instalment of his new series The Book of Dust, raised £32,400 after teacher James Clements suggested the character should be named in memory of his former pupil Nur Huda el-Wahabi, who died in the tragedy.Bidding crashed through the £30,000 barrier ai....
Friday July 7, 2017 at 7:12pm
City of Sydney scraps library fines after trial shows reminders work better The City of Sydney council has abolished all library fines after an eight-month trial revealed they do not work as an incentive for people to return books.Three times as many overdue items were returned to the council’s libraries during the no-fine trial period, compared with the 12 months before the trial.The lord mayor, Clover Moore, said fines often had a detrimental effect and “frightened” borrowers into never return....
Saturday July 1, 2017 at 7:14pm
Nipples on My Knee by Graham and Debra Robertson, a memoir of “25 years in the sheep business”, is the fleecy frontrunner for the the 2017 Diagram prize for oddest book title of the year.It leads a modest flock of five titles contending for the annual prize run by trade magazine the Bookseller. Without giving away the origins of the title, the Robertsons invite readers to “sit back in front of the fireplace on a cold, snowy evening, perhaps with a glass of sherry, while we relate to you our expe....
Thursday June 22, 2017 at 7:16pm
Hilary Mantel’s hotly anticipated final instalment to her Man Booker-winning Wolf Hall trilogy is unlikely to appear next summer, the author said this week. Responding to a question from the audience in her latest Reith lecture for the BBC, she said it was “increasingly unlikely” the book would be published in 2018 as she had previously hoped.The novel, which completes the story of Henry VIII’s doomed right-hand man Thomas Cromwell, will be titled The Mirror and the Light. The first two books in....
Thursday June 15, 2017 at 1:16am
Twenty years after Arundhati Roy won the Man Booker prize for her debut novel The God of Small Things, the Indian author has been longlisted for the £50,000 award for her second, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.
Tuesday June 6, 2017 at 1:46am
Speaking at Hay festival, writer accuses ‘aggregating news agencies’ of not taking responsibility for their contentStephen Fry has called for Facebook and other “aggregating news agencies” to be reclassified as publishers in order to stop fake news and online abuse spreading by making social media subject to the same legal responsibilities as traditional news websites.
Thursday June 1, 2017 at 1:39am
Passages quoted in new edition of Eliot’s correspondence show Vivien Haigh-Wood convinced herself that he had been kidnapped to explain his absence.The first wife of TS Eliot refused to accept that their marriage was over, explaining away his absence from her life with deluded excuses, her diary reveals.Vivien Haigh-Wood was devastated when her relationship with one of the 20th century’s most important writers ended with their separation in 1933.
Friday May 19, 2017 at 1:41am
Northern Irish writer praised by judges for his ‘fierce intellectual determination’ wins annual award in memory of the late Nobel laureateBelfast poet Michael Longley, whom Seamus Heaney described as “a custodian of griefs and wonders”, has been awarded the 2017 PEN Pinter prize. The prize has a personal resonance for the poet, who is one of the most significant figures in Irish poetry. Not only is he an admirer of Harold Pinter, after whom the award was named, but the playwright had spurred him....
Tuesday May 2, 2017 at 1:42am
Peter Wohlleben’s book has become bestseller in Germany but he tells Hay festival audience it has annoyed scientists Trees are social creatures that mother their young, talk to each other, experience pain, remember things and have sex with each other, a bestselling author has said.If that persuades you to go and hug the nearest tree, then great, said Peter Wohlleben. Just avoid a birch: “It is not very sociable. Try a beech.”Wohlleben was at the Hay literary festival in Wales to talk about a boo....
Thursday April 27, 2017 at 1:44am
Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel rockets to number one on Amazon after Channel 4 begins airing series starring Elisabeth MossThe Handmaid’s Tale, the 1985 novel by Margaret Atwood envisaging a hellish dystopia where the US is ruled by an ultra-far-right regime that treats women as chattels, has rocketed to the top of the bestseller charts after the UK broadcast of the first episode of the TV adaptation.
Sunday April 23, 2017 at 9:19am
“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” — Jane Austen“Reading is a conversation. All books talk. But a good book listens as well.” — Mark Haddon“Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.” ? Groucho Marx“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ? C.S. Lewis“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” ?....
Wednesday April 12, 2017 at 1:43am
Archive research of crime fiction magazines has recovered nine stories that will be collected under the title A Spot of Folly this autumnA collection of short stories by Ruth Rendell, unearthed in the archive of an US detective magazine, are to be published for the first time in the UK this autumn. The stories were found in magazines – most back issues of the Ellery Queen Mystery magazine – and date as far back at the 1970s. They will be published under the title A Spot of Folly.
Thursday March 9, 2017 at 1:46am
Author is returning to his enchanted Oxford for more fantasy adventures involving his heroine Lyra and a boy called MalcolmAn 11-year-old boy called Malcolm Polstead – who lives in an inn on the banks of the river Thames in Oxford – will be at the centre of the first volume of Philip Pullman’s hotly anticipated new trilogy. The Book of Dust will be a companion trilogy to his global bestselling series His Dark Materials. Details of the first instalment, La Belle Sauvage, were revealed on Friday b....
Friday February 24, 2017 at 1:48am
Duplicating sheet in old notebook examined by academics yields two unknown works, To a Refractory Santa Claus and MegrimsA carbon paper hidden in the back of an old notebook owned by Sylvia Plath has revealed two previously unknown poems by The Bell Jar author. The paper, which was discovered by scholars working on a new book, has lain undiscovered for 50 years and offers a tantalising glimpse of how the poet worked with her then husband, fellow poet Ted Hughes.
Friday February 10, 2017 at 1:38am
A Clockwork Orange author only managed entries for three letters and his abortive labours were thought to have gone for ever.The writer Anthony Burgess invented futuristic slang for his cult novel A Clockwork Orange and was so fascinated by the language of the street that he began work on a dictionary more than 50 years ago. Now his lost dictionary of slang, abandoned after several hundred entries covering three letters, has been discovered.
Tuesday January 17, 2017 at 8:56am
As we are now a couple of weeks into 2017, authors who may have started their manuscript last year should update the copyright notice at the start of your book to reflect 2017 rather than last year.You may have seen the manuscript templates that we offer to authors (with all the margins set properly) for 5x8 and 6x9 sizes - and have been updated to reflect "2017". The templates are available in Microsoft Word format (both .doc and .docx) and also RTF format - so whatever type of word processing ....
Wednesday January 4, 2017 at 9:00am
Wishing all authors and readers a very Happy New Year 2017. We hope everyone had a great Christmas break, and are gearing up into 2017 .. not always an easy process after all the mince pies. We hope everyone has a very happy and fruitful 2017.We've got some great updates coming to FeedaRead in 2017 for authors to enjoy but in the interim, happy writing!The FeedaRead Team.
Tuesday September 13, 2016 at 1:11am
Many congratulations to FeedARead author John Nicholl whose book Portraits of the Dead: A gripping serial killer thriller has reached the Top 300 on Amazon!
Tuesday July 12, 2016 at 3:40am
Congratulations to FeedARead author Norma Mackrell on the launch of her book Oxenhope in the Great Wa.r“I just wanted to thank you so much for organising the swift processing and printing of my book. The copies arrived well in time for the launch last Friday, and they looked wonderful. The launch went really well and was attended by the Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire. Everyone praised the quality of the book, and they are hopefully enjoying the contents as well! Many people who have bought....
Tuesday May 3, 2016 at 8:15pm
The winner of the following competition is David Ryan. Many congratulations to David. We will let members know when we launch our next competition.The following free-to-enter competition to win a Bloomsbury Editor critique is open until 31st July 2016. There is also another separate competition to win a Bloomsbury Editor critique which you can enter by clicking here How to Enter: Simply read a brief extract from each of the 6 books below and enter your favourite 3 extracts as detailed below. All....
Friday April 29, 2016 at 11:12am
Anthony Horowitz retweets FeedARead author's book review - The Grave Concerns Of Jennifer Lloyd by Ian Kingsley, available now on Amazon and other booksellers.Creative publicity on social media can be a great way to spread the word about your writing.'Reviewing great books like The Grave Concerns Of Jennifer Lloyd by @authorkingsley is a real privilege #bookboost'The author reports, "I did a Goodreads Giveaway which got 846 signed up plus well over 200 putting it on their 'to....
Wednesday April 27, 2016 at 1:49pm
Royalties statements are now available to view - and payments are being made via paypal to all those over the minimum threshold of £25 or equivalent - payments will be completed by the 26th April 2016. To view your royalty statement, login and click My Earnings on the left menu. Please ensure you have added your Paypal email address by clicking Where to Pay Royalties on the left menu so that payment can be made for due royalties.  Increase your royalties    For all auth....
Saturday April 2, 2016 at 2:15am
The winner of the following competition is Paula Hoskins. Many congratulations to Paula.The following free-to-enter competition to win a Bloomsbury Editor critique closing date was 30th June 2016. How to Enter: Simply read a brief extract from each of the 6 books below and enter your favourite 3 extracts as detailed below. All nationalities are welcome to enter. You are also welcome to publish your own book through FeedARead too. It is free to set up and sell your book as a bookstore quality pap....
Wednesday March 16, 2016 at 4:01pm
We are excited to announce that we've introduced some new features for authors on the website.Since we started about 5 years ago, paperbacks have been what authors have commonly asked for - and our easy publishing system allowed authors to publish those books online.We've listened to what authors have asked for and now you can create a hardback online too as well as paperback if you wish.The hardback publishing process is slightly different (primarily as hardbacks have a dust jacke....
Monday February 22, 2016 at 11:51pm
Many congratulations to FeedARead author John C Bird.John C Bird's novel, Alby and Me, has been selected as a finalist in the Wishing Shelf Awards.
Thursday February 18, 2016 at 10:42pm
Congratulations to FeedARead Author Paul Delaney on his recent book successes:“Also, a TV producer from Bay TV (Liverpool) has been in touch and wants me to record some book / poetry readings and stuff for a children's TV show - so I'll let you know what happens!! exciting stuff and great exposure - he said around 500,000 people watch the channel!!”
Monday February 8, 2016 at 6:17pm
Congratulations to FeedARead Author DJ Kelly on her sales success!Buckinghamshire Spies & Subversives was 2015's no 5 best seller of the year at Gerrards Cross Book Shop, beating nationwide bestsellers 'The Girl on the Train' and 'Go Set a Watchman'.
Thursday February 4, 2016 at 1:51pm
A lot of the internet's big companies such as Google have been pushing to make the web more secure - and site owners have in the last few months been encouraged to use "strong HTTPS" by default on their entire website - i.e. make the entire website secure and communication encrypted between the server and people browsing the website. This will stop people hijacking your data and give visitors confidence when using websites.What does this mean? Well up to know, normally just payment pages or logi....
Monday November 2, 2015 at 3:20am
On 3rd November 2015 click Competition at the top of the FeedARead homepage for your opportunity to win a Bloomsbury Editor Critique!
Thursday October 22, 2015 at 4:39pm
FeedaRead author Sara Clark, who published her poetry collection "How to Destroy" with the press earlier in 2015, has just launched her debut novel "Summer's Lease". The book, a darkly comic meditation on mortality, loss, and the passage of time, was unveiled to the public at a well-attended event at Hawick Town Hall on October 11th. Hosted by Paul Wheelhouse MSP, the launch saw Sara read extracts from the book and talk about the process of writing it. Uniquely, the launch also saw Sara's husban....
Monday October 19, 2015 at 5:50pm
Paul Delaney is an ex teacher who writes funny and often thought provoking children's performance poetry. He's now building up a new career as a children's poet and a writer and is in demand visiting schools. Paul has also just signed up with the 'Speaking of books' agency based in London, who represent Michael Rosen and Jeremy Strong and Anthony Browne to name but a few.All of Paul's popular books are published in paperback by Feedaread, the Art's council backed publisher. They are also availab....
Thursday October 8, 2015 at 11:09pm
What’s often really interesting re some books is how it can often put people in touch from different walks of life. For example, FeedARead author Peter Stokes book No Ordinary Life - about his father’s revelation on his deathbed that he had been a founding member of the SAS - led to contacts from those who had known his father during the war. More recently, FeedARead author William J Sharpe’s “Massacre and Murder in Le Paradis” – about an SS massacre of Britis....
Thursday August 20, 2015 at 9:48am
If you don’t yet have your book listed on Amazon, or want to relist, we are pleased to give you the opportunity to get your book listed on Amazon for life for a limited time offer of only £29 setup fee - and NO ANNUAL FEE.   This includes a very high royalty for you and low retail price for readers as below.Your book(s) can be listed on the Amazon site(s) usually within 1 to 3 working days thus increasing your potential readership by millions! We are also offering a higher ....
Tuesday July 28, 2015 at 1:24am
Free to Enter Competition to win a Bloomsbury Editor critique of your novel's opening chapters Competition 3How To Enter: Simply read a brief extract from the two books by clicking on the book titles below and then click the button you will see to view the extracts. Then, email your  favourite book extract from the two books as outlined below. Closing date 30th September 2015 You can also publish your own paperback for free on with high royalties and free publishing options. V....
Tuesday July 14, 2015 at 9:53pm
The winner of the following competition was David Collins. Many congratulations to David and we will be adding further competitions soon.Free to Enter Competition to win a Bloomsbury Editor critique of your novel's opening chapters How To Enter: Simply read a brief extract from each of the 7 books below by clicking on the View Book links below and then click the button you will see to view the extract. Then, email your three favourite book extracts from the books as outlined below. Closing date ....
Monday July 13, 2015 at 9:49pm
How To Enter: Simply read a brief extract from each book below by clicking on the book title and then click the button you will see to view the extract. Then, email your three favourite book extracts from the books as outlined below.  Closing date 31st August 2015   You can also publish your own paperback for free on with high royalties and free publishing options. View testimonials from our authors about publishing with FeedARead.comCompetition aim Your aim is to ra....
Friday July 3, 2015 at 10:24pm
Many congratulations to FeedARead author John Nicholl whose novel WHITE IS THE COLDEST COLOUR reached the Amazon top 100 during last month.WHITE IS THE COLDEST COLOUR synopsisThe Mailer family are oblivious to the terrible danger that enters their lives when seven-year-old Anthony is referred to the child guidance service by the family GP following the breakdown of his parents' marriage. Fifty-eight year old Dr David Galbraith, a sadistic predatory paedophile employed as a consultant child psych....
Tuesday May 5, 2015 at 8:03pm
Many congratulations to Paul on the launch of his new website. Have a look at the site to see Paul's books and a great example of how you can put together a website tFrom Paul: "pleased to say that my brand new website has just been launched - please check out - it wouldn't have all been possible without FAR of course".Paul is now working as a poet and a writer in schools all over the UK , developing children's love of creative writing. 'This wouldn't have been possi....
Friday February 27, 2015 at 7:07pm
We look forward to alerting members when we run our next competitions.The winner of the following competition was Meriel Brooke.  March Competition. Competition advertised in Writers' Forum magazine to win a Bloomsbury Editor critique.The winner of the following competition was Colin Knight. April Competition. Competition advertised in Writing Magazine to win a Bloomsbury Editor critique.
Thursday February 5, 2015 at 7:25am
The winner of the following competition was Meriel Brooke. Many Congratulations to Meriel.The following free-to-enter competition to win a Bloomsbury Editor critique is open until 7th March 2015. How to Enter: Join the site for free and read a 6 page extract from any FOUR of the books below and answer a question about each of your four chosen extracts as detailed below. All nationalities are welcome to enter. Click here to join  You are also welcome to publish your own book once joined. It ....
Tuesday February 3, 2015 at 8:12am
When an author’s debut novel wins the Pulitzer prize and goes on to sell 40 million copies, perennially topping lists of the world’s best-loved books, it’s understandable that they might be apprehensive about the reception of a second.Harper Lee, who sent the literary universe into a spin on Tuesday after she announced she would be releasing a sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird this summer – 55 years after her debut – appears to have no such fears. “It’s a ....
Tuesday January 27, 2015 at 8:15am
‘Scalpel-like prose’ of book exploring grief, love and nature hailed by Costa book award panel members in £30,000 win.A book which explores grief, love and nature – as well as just how you train a goshawk you’ve bought for £800 – won its author Helen Macdonald a second leading literary prize.H is for Hawk was named the £30,000 winner of the 2014 Costa book prize, adding to the Samuel Johnson prize for non-fiction that it won in November.The writer ....
Monday January 5, 2015 at 5:48pm
Wishing everyone a Happy New Year 2015. best wishes feedaread team
Monday December 22, 2014 at 12:12pm
Wishing all our authors and readers a very happy and peaceful Christmas and New Year and we look forward to seeing you in wishes,feedaread team
Friday November 14, 2014 at 9:11pm
Many congratulations to author John Bird who reports "My Feedaread novel, Alby and Me, has been named runner-up for the Quagga gold medal, a national award for independently published literary fiction."
Wednesday October 1, 2014 at 11:16am
Competition To Win A Bloomsbury Editor Critique of your opening chaptersNormal0MicrosoftInternetExplorer4The winner of the following competition is Joan Spence. Many congratulations to Joan, who wins a Bloomsbury Editor critique. We will inform members when we list our next competition.The following free-to-enter competition to win a Bloomsbury Editor critique is open until 31st October 2014.   Last month's competition winner was Dave Fisher, many congratulations to Dave.How to Enter t....
Monday September 15, 2014 at 7:44pm
John Kemp's new novel: Vanished into Thin Air recently reached No. 2 on Amazon's 'Hot New Releases' in the category of Fairy Tales, Folk Tales and Myths, and climbed to No. 24 in Amazon's Best seller rank. This happened purely on pre-orders before the book's actual release on the 12th September. The novel is aimed to those who enjoy fables, magical tales and adventures.
Saturday August 30, 2014 at 11:52am
We are pleased to announce we will be running a new competition in September 2014 for the opportunity to win a Bloomsbury Editor critique of your opening chapters by reading 3 book extracts. Click on Competitions at the top of the homepage in September to view and enter the competition.
Wednesday August 27, 2014 at 7:08pm
The following free-to-enter competition to win a Bloomsbury Editor critique is open until 30th September 2014.  How to Enter:  Join the site for free and read a 6 page extract from any THREE of the books below and answer a question about each of your three chosen extracts as detailed below. All nationalities are welcome to enter.Click here to joinTo read the extracts, click on the links below and then the button to view the extract, the question for each extract will be at the end of e....
Monday July 14, 2014 at 8:27pm
Many congratulations to John C Bird whose book Alby and Me has been shortlisted for the The Quagga Prize 2014.
Thursday June 12, 2014 at 8:56pm
Thank you to John Bird:"I have offered to donate £1 for each copy of my novel, Alby and Me, sold by Feedaread to the Teenage Cancer Trust. A key theme of the novel is a teenage boy's battle with cancer, which echoes the courageous fight with the disease of the late Stephen Sutton, whose inspiration and multi-million pound fund raising efforts for the Teenage Cancer Trust won headlines around the world."Click Search Books above and enter Alby and Me to view the book.
Friday May 30, 2014 at 8:44pm
The winner of the competition below is George Craig, many congratulations to George and thank you to everyone for entering. We will notify members when we list our next competition. best wishes, feedareadThe following free-to-enter competition to win a Bloomsbury Editor critique is open until 30th June 2014. All entrants are also welcome to publish through FeedARead, click Author Feedback on the top menu to view author feedback on paperback publishing with FeedARead. Free to join and publish a p....
Tuesday May 13, 2014 at 7:00pm
FeedARead author Lin Tidy and her book The Warrior on the Wall featured in national UK newspaper The Mirror on 10th May 2014. View newspaper storyIn 2009, Lin, a retired primary school teacher and practising Buddhist, was sentenced to six months in HMP Bronzefield, a high security prison. Her crime? Refusing to reveal the whereabouts of a mongrel dog called Hess, a dog for whom she had been caring for two months. Lin was told by the Crown Court Judge who sentenced her that she could walk free at....
Thursday February 27, 2014 at 10:12pm
The winner of the competition below is Fiona Crofts, many congratulations to Fiona and thank you to everyone for entering. We will notify members when we list our next competition. best wishes, feedaread teamPrevious Competition Results View The following free-to-enter competition to win a Bloomsbury Editor critique is open until 31st March 2014. All entrants are also welcome to publish through FeedARead, click Author Feedback on the top menu to view author feedback on paperback publishing with ....
Thursday November 14, 2013 at 9:09pm
Many congratulations to author Peter Stokes whose book No Ordinary Life entered the Amazon top ten today. Peter discovered his father was an SAS hero after being handed his father's second world war diary on his deathbed.To their astonishment and pride, the journal revealed an extraordinary tale of heroism – and that Horace Stokes had actually been a founding member of the SAS. For the first time, his children learned how their father had fought the Nazis behind enemy li....
Wednesday October 30, 2013 at 10:31pm
The winner of the following competition was Andy Bolton. Many congratulations to Andy! Competitions are regular so please check in on our competition page via the top menu above where any new competitions will be listed.COMPETITION November 2013 - The following competition to win a Bloomsbury Editor critique is open up to and including 30th November 2013. All entrants are also welcome to publish through FeedARead, click Author Feedback on the top menu to view author feedback on paperback publish....
Wednesday October 30, 2013 at 11:59am
FeedARead is pleased to introduce our new expanded search function. If you click on Search Books on the top menu this will display a random selection of books from the site, many with extracts to read. You can also click on the Chart or Genre buttons on the left hand menu of the Search Books page, or enter a specific book title, author name or keyword in the search box on the left menu of the Search Books page to explore exciting new reads.Some of the genres you can explore are below ..Biographi....
Monday September 23, 2013 at 5:11pm
FeedARead author shortlisted for the East Anglian Book Awards 2013Writers’ Centre Norwich are partners of the East Anglian Book Awards 2013 and have informed us that Frankie Feinstein and the Fenworld Thief-Takers by author AM Edge has been shortlisted for the East Anglian Book Awards 2013. We wish AM every success!
Thursday August 29, 2013 at 10:32am
FeedARead is very pleased to have introduced further functions to assist authors in publishing and promoting their books as below. We will also be introducing some more new exciting ideas to assist authors to promote their books soon. - Enhanced extract upload function. Click Edit next to your book title and you will see a button on the right of your book and also further down your book page to use the extract upload function. - the revision function has been developed further to make it more si....
Wednesday February 1, 2012 at 1:56pm
Many thanks to all our new authors for publishing your books with There's a great range of diverse stories, non-fiction titles, and poetry. You are keeping us and our printers very busy! Thank you also for your kind feedback.Best wishes,The FeedARead TeamPatrick Hilyer | Wednesday January 18, 2012 at 7:08am I've researched other POD web services and FeedARead looks best from any angle. My latest book, Broke the Grape's Joy, will soon be in print thanks to FeedARead. Keep up the go....
Friday December 23, 2011 at 12:39pm
To all FeedARead Members & Authors (and everyone else!)We wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and New Year. It's been a very exciting few months of publishing leading up to Christmas, and we've enjoyed publishing all the authors who have chosen to join FeedARead. Thank you for all your great books, fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and we look forward to seeing you in 2012. Best wishes,The FeedARead Team
Thursday December 1, 2011 at 7:08pm
Many congratulations to Martyn Bedford, who helped originate Arts Council funded's system for budding writers with fellow author Phil Whitaker, Martyn has been shortlisted for the 2011 Costa Book Awards for his children’s novel Flip. The Ilkley-based writer is shortlisted for the prestigious prize alongside literary heavyweights Julian Barnes, a Man Booker Prize winner, and poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy. Martyn is now associate senior lecturer in creative writing a....
Friday November 25, 2011 at 2:56pm
Illustrator Wanted for new Lord of the Flies edition - Faber & Faber Publisher Faber and Faber is looking for a talented young illustrator to design the cover image for a brand new educational edition of Lord of the Flies. The competition marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the book's author, William Golding. Here's a selection of some of the entries submitted so far. The closing date for submissions is 20 January 2012, so it's not too late to start drawingView Guardian article
Wednesday November 9, 2011 at 7:55pm
9th November 2011Hello to all our latest new feedaread authors, and thank you for the kind feedback on publishing with, below are some samples of author feedback this month.Steven Robinson, author of In the Blood (A genealogical crime mystery)"I received my proof copy of the 6x9 version of In the Blood (A genealogical crime mystery) today and really could not be happier with it. The paper and print quality is fantastic and the colour reproduction is spot on - better, ....
Friday June 24, 2011 at 2:52pm
Harry Potter author unveils free, collaborative website for which she has written extensive background material.Pottermore introduced by JK Rowling on YouTubeJK Rowling shocked and thrilled her fans in equal measure today, with the revelation that her new venture Pottermore was set to feature a wealth of new and previously unpublished material about the world of Harry Potter.
Monday June 13, 2011 at 2:16pm
FeedARead, established with Arts Council England funding Arts Council England is the major government-funded Arts body dedicated to promoting and funding projects which benefit the arts. They fund prestigious arts organizations such as the Royal Opera House in London. Publishing - It is free to join and it is free to set-up your book for publishing. FeedARead publishing service enables all writers of different nationalities to publish writing of any kind, including fiction, non-fic....