Monday, 7 April 2014

Shiny New Books is LIVE!

The four editors (Annabel, Victoria, Harriet, and me) have just had our final Skype conversation, playing around with menus and links to reveal all the pages that lay hidden on the Shiny New Books site, and (enormous drum roll please) SHINY NEW BOOKS IS NOW LIVE!


Please head on over and start to enjoy!  You don't have to read it all in one go, of course - we're hoping it'll be the equivalent of the quarterly review magazine in print - that you dip in now and then over the course of three months (although we will have updates before the next issue in full).

I hate to sound like an overly proud parent, but we really are proud of it.  It's been such fun putting it together, as well as quite a lot of hard work, but all our discussions about the logo and the site and... everything - they definitely all feel worth it now.

Over the coming weeks I'll be linking to some of the reviews, particularly the ones I've written which qualify for A Century of Books (!) so I hope that's ok with everyone.  First things first, I'll mention that there's a competition in the first issue (on the homepage) which I'd love to enter if I could...

If you wrote for us, or sent us a book which we've reviewed, we'll be in touch as soon as we can be - and we'd love to hear from other bloggers who'd like to write for us (see our Review For Us page).  For now, I'm off to work... and I hope you enjoy it all!

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  1. Fantastic! Congratulations to everyone involved.

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  2. Simon, you are quite right to be proud! Congratulations to all of you - I really like Shiny New Books!

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    1. Thank you, that means a lot! And thanks for your support

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  3. It looks wonderful Simon - so much to read that I don't know where to start! Well done to all, and I was really happy to be involved!

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    1. Thanks Karen! We look forward to more of your pieces there.

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  4. Congratulations Simon, just had a look at the new site, can't wait to go back and have a proper read this evening!

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    1. Thanks! Hopefully there is plenty to keep you occupied there over the course of days and weeks...

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  5. Wow, congratulations to everyone involved! I just took a glance at the new site, and it looks fantastic! Can't wait to delve deeper into its contents :-D.

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  6. It looks wonderful, Simon! I'm off to work now but will be dreaming all day about getting home and having the time to read through the reviews.

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    1. Heehee! Thanks Claire - hope you have a fun evening looking through SNB, and I'm excited that you'll be contributing to the next issue.

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