Saturday, 23 March 2013

On-line Spring Book Fair -Historical Novelists Only


Welcome to the Book Fair.

This is a Book Fair for those who love stepping back in time.  

Whether you love historical novels with a literary bent, frivolously romantic or you're inclined toward swashbuckling epic series, then you've stopped off at the right place.

It was suggested Authors should think market stall and make their blog an eye-catching "page display".  So please, join in the fun, and remember, you have four days to browse the fair 

If you would like to join before the linky tool shuts shop: please do.

To advertise this event please copy/paste badge to your blog: see side-panel and link back to this page: thanks

But first, sign up below:  don't forget to list your url in the linky column. 





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97 comments:

Paula Lofting-Wilcox said...

I'm in!

Fenella Miller said...

I'm in - will sort out link etc when I'm better -suffering from abscess in jaw.



Francine Howarth: UK said...

Shall look forward to your post! ;)

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Oooh, Fenella. Not a nice thing to be suffering from. Hope you'll feel better soon.

Sue Millard said...

I'll try it!

Helen Hollick said...

Count me in. Wish you better Fenella!

martinlakewriting said...

What a great idea, Fenella. Thanks.

Jane Godman said...

I'm in. Fab idea!

Francine Howarth: UK said...

You're welcome, Sue. ;)

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Welcome aboard! ;)

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Welcome aboard, Martin. ;)

Nicole Hurley-Moore said...

I'm in - thanks so much, Francine.

Francine Howarth: UK said...

You're welcome, Jane.

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hello Nicole, welcome aboard! ;)

Anne Gallagher said...

lol, I just signed up for the other book fair. You'll notice my deleted comment. But here is the historical book fair. fun stuff. I'm in. Thanks Francine.

Francis Hamit said...

A question: Our latest publication is the about-to-be-released audiobook version of "The Shenandoah Spy". The latest novel with a print edition is "The Queen of Washington" (MELTDOWN is more of pure thriller, but "alternative history" because it doesn't reflect this universe, but one very much like it.) Which of these is most appropriate for this event?

PS: Review copies for all of these available upon request.

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hi Anne, you're welcome... I've missed the old blogfests! They used to be such fun. ;) I'm thinking of doing a Summer bash as well as a pre-Christmas one. Perhaps make a regular 3 fest feature.

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hello Francis,

I'd go for the latest release (nearest to the fair date) - an audio clip would be great!

bardessdmdenton said...

Would love to participate, Francine! Thanks so much. We'll be getting the badge on my website and blog shortly.

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hello DM Denton, welcome aboard!

Sandra Ramos O'Briant said...

I'd like to play. Do I just do one blog or a different one everyday?

Katherine Pym said...

Love to participate. My blogspot is: http://novelsbykatherinepym.blogspot.com/

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Just the one, Sandra, for the 4 day event!

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hello Katherine, and welcome aboard. You have plenty of time to get a post sorted for the 4 day event.

Sandra Ramos O'Briant said...

I'm in, Francine. Tremendous idea! www.bloodmother.com

Elizabeth Hopkinson said...

Yes please, I would like to take part.

historywriter said...

I would like to join in.

Alison Stuart said...

Count me in...although I'm not quite sure what I'm letting myself in for!

Maggi Andersen said...

I'll take part, thanks!

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hello Elizabeth,

Welcome aboard! ;)

Francine Howarth: UK said...

You're Welcome, Historywriter. ;)

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hello Alison,

It's fun getting to know other writers and readers! ;)

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hello Maggi,

Welcome aboard! ;)

jeannetreat said...

I'm in! Thank you.

Chris Longmuir said...

I'll give it a go, Francine.

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hello Jeanne,

Welcome aboard! ;)

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hi Chris,

Why not... It'll be fun! ;)

Joanna Lloyd said...

Hi Francine, I would love to be a part of it. Will work out technicalities in next few days.

Christina Phillips said...

Thanks Francine, I love the sound of this historical book fair :-)

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Thank you, Joanna. Welcome aboard!

The Afflicted Girls said...

Thanks for hosting our first HNS Book Fair!

(I'm also on a panel with Erika Mailman, Mary Sharratt, and Kathleen Kent at the 2013 HNS Conference this June: "The Witchcraft Window: Scrying the Past"
Hope to see you there!
Suzy Witten

Francine Howarth: UK said...

You're Welcome!

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hello Christine. Welcome aboard!

Ginger Myrick said...

What a fabulous idea! I would love to be a part of this. Thank you!

pruebatten said...

Would love to participate please, if possible.

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Welcome aboard, Ginger. ;)

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Please do join in the fun, Prue. :)

Pauline Montagna said...

Thanks for the opportunity, Francine. I've submitted my link.

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Welcome aboard, Pauline. :)

Sophie Schiller said...

I'd love to participate!

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Please do, Sophie. You're most welcome. ;)

Hywela Lyn said...

Just popping in to say 'hello'. I'll make a note to visit as many blogs as possible during the event, although I'm not strictly an historical novelist, the nearest I have come being my 5th Century Welsh/Greek muse fantasy 'Dancing With Fate', but I do enjoy reading historical fiction!

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hi Hywela Lyn, lovely to see you! I think Dancing with Fate deserves a spot as a Historical Fantasy. ;)

Linda Root said...



I am new to blogging, and I do need a glossary. Can you or someone else explain the instruction"To advertise this event Please copy/paste badge to your blog: see side-panel and link back to this page: thanks" I am without a clue. I figured out what a badge was on the BookBlogs site and joined up,but I do not know what to do to promote the event or submit materials.

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hello Linda,

Please do join in the book fair. Add your url to the above Linky list and post your promo post to your blog in time for the start 12th Aril.

re the banner: If you have a blogger blog, copy/save image to wherever you save images. Now copy this url: http://tgunwriter.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/on-line-spring-book-fair-historical.html#comment-form

Next: go to design (top bar)of your select "layout" from list of tasks, then choose image icon... Add/upload the image and place url in the url box.

Hope this helps!

best
F

Judith Arnopp said...

I've added my link now I will go and wrestle with adding the badge :) Thanks for this Francine :)

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Welcome aboard, Judith. ;)

Jean Fullerton-East End Girl & Author said...

Just spotted this in passing and as they're are so many great historical novelist already onboard I thought I'd pop in too.

Francine Howarth: UK said...

You're welcome, Jean.

margaretskea said...

Have I done something wrong in trying to link? There is a little x by my name in the above list?

(Just about to try and post the stuff to my blog with badge etc - here's hoping...)

margaretskea said...

Is anyone else on Wordpress? I can't relate the instructions I have for posting banner and url on my blog to Wordpress layout... Help! Please!

Linda Root said...

Thanks, Francine. You have taught a very old doggie some neat new tricks. I still have to figure out why I get such weird formatting on my excerpt, but at least I was able to do it. I could learn to like this bloody blogging!

Francine Howarth: UK said...

You're OK, Margaret. The little red X is so that you can opt out of the book fair if you wished to do so.

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Again, don't worry about the link. So long as people use this base blog to access the listed sites, all will open in a separate window.

Sue Millard said...

My link seems to have disappeared! I've added it again.

Francine Howarth: UK said...

That's weird! Never known that happen before. Good job you checked. You're in now, that's the main thing.

Richard Abbott said...

Hi Francine, what a great idea! Many thanks for this. I have added myself to the list and uploaded a suitable post to my blog.
Richard

Helen Hollick said...

Thank you Francine for organising this opportunity for us - my article is up. I thought it appropriate to talk about my 20 years an author.) http://ofhistoryandkings.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/20-years-author-book-fair-2013.html

Francine Howarth: UK said...

You're welcome, Richard.

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Great! I checked earlier and intended dropping by again.

amgalant said...

Thanks Francine for the fair, and thanks to Pauline for alerting me. May historicals flourish.

Francine Howarth: UK said...

You're welcome, Bryn. Thanks for joining in!

Sarah said...

Done, thank you!

Suzan Tisdale said...

Thanks so much for the invite! ;o) I think this will be fun. Having some problems with the badge, but I'll get it figured out!

Suzan

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Welcome aboard, Sarah.

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Trial & error, Suzan, it's always lurking to test us. Welcome aboard!

Jo Ann Butler said...

Thanks so much for inviting me, and I'm better late than never!

Francine Howarth: UK said...

You're welcome, Jo Ann

amgalant said...

Cheers Francine. I have my post up now. And sorry, I forgot this id doesn't give my name. - Bryn Hammond

Jane Godman said...

I am working my way through all these fabulous blog entries. What a privilege to be invited to join so many fantastic authors!

Francine Howarth: UK said...

So many stalls to browse and some entertaining reads along the way! ;)

Marie Macpherson said...

Apologies for my feeble attempt at a blog - still learning...

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Hi Marie, taking part is good enough! Lovely trailer. ;)

timvicary said...

Hi Francine,

I've written a blog post and added the URL to the linky but the banner thing doesn't appear on my Wordpress blog, so I guess I'm doing something wrong. Do you have any advice? This is the link. http://timvicary.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/historical-novel-book-fair/

timvicary said...

It's ok, I've cracked it now! Apolgies for being such a slow learner - all thumbs on the internet!

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Welcome aboard, Tim. You'll be an old hand in no time at all. Sorry, I haven't a clue how Wordpress functions, but I know Blogger inside out. ;)

Yangsze said...

Thanks so much for organizing this, Francine! I think I just squeaked in under the submissions deadline -- so many wonderful blogs to look at!!

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Welcome aboard, Yangsze. The captain believes in leaving the boarding platform down until the very last minute. ;)

Marie Macpherson said...

Thanks for giving me the chance to experiment with a blog. I'd signed up with Wordpress but had never got past 'go'. Spent all weekend trying to figure it out - and also for the chance to see other writers' fantastically professional blogs! And so many great reads. Thank you.

Francine Howarth: UK said...

Thank you, Marie, for taking part. Blogging can be fun but can also test patience whilst becoming familiar with all the bells and whistles of new portals! I did start a Wordpress blog once: threw my hands in the air with disgust and duly skipped back over to blogger, which I know like the back of my hand. ;)

Helen Hollick said...

I think I've FB'd and Tweeted about everyone's post for the Book Fair - my apologies if I've missed people out (it wasn't always easy on some blogs to find the Book Fair Post, and I'm afraid I haven't got much time to go searching) Also not all posts have quick, easy links (i.e. to Facebook & Twitter) It might be worth considering adding them as it does mean your readers are more likely to "share"
Finally - have you all submitted your books to the Historical Novel Society for review? Mainstream writers, your publisher should do this for you, Indie and self published go to http://historicalnovelsociety.org/our-reviews/submission-guidelines-e-published-subsidy-published-and-self-published/ for submission details. We have a US & UK "branch" and take hard copy or e-books. We do insist on quality of production though - and this includes correct layout, not too many typos etc.

Again, thank you Francine for organising the Book Fair - its been great fun - and very interesting!

Francine Howarth: UK said...

You're right, Helen, some of the blogs proved difficult in finding the comment section (wordpress blogs) let alone those that didn't have a direct link to their Book Fair post. Other than it was fun to read some of the imaginative introductions.

jeannetreat said...

Thank you for hosting this event, Francine.

Francine Howarth: UK said...

You're welcome, Jeanne. I finally managed to leave a comment on your blog! Wordpress was playing silly b*ggers: kept hiding your comment box ;)

Michael Wills said...

Many thanks for this event Francine. It must have been a lot of work for you, but I appreciated being able to take part

Francine Howarth: UK said...

It was fun and a pleasure, Michael. There's no real hardship in setting up a virtual book fair or blog hop, not when so many are willing to engage! All one requires is that of a banner, a linky tool and then one hopes for the best. ;)

alisa baxter said...

im soo in! please do tell and share more events i want to join in!

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