Friday, December 24, 2010

Young Bond books released for Kindle

Following their release as eBooks in the UK last week, Ian Fleming Publications have now released all five Young Bond novels by Charlie Higson for the Kindle in the U.S. and UK.

All 14 Ian Fleming Bond novels and Sebastian Faulks Devil May Care are also available for the Amazon eBook reader. Jeffery Deaver's Untitled James Bond Novel will be released for the Kindle on the same day as the hardcover.
SilverFin - Amazon.com / Amazon.co.uk
Blood Fever - Amazon.com / Amazon.co.uk
Double or Die - Amazon.com / Amazon.co.uk
Hurricane Gold - Amazon.com / Amazon.co.uk
By Royal Command - Amazon.com / Amazon.co.uk

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Deaver to hold first Project X event in Dubai, Jan. 18

Gulf News reports that Jeffery Deaver will be part of a special "007-inspired" Emirates Lit Festival event in Dubai on January 18, 2011.

The event will mark Deaver's first public appearance as a James Bond author. He will discuss his love of all things Bond and reveal "a little bit about his new book Project X."

Deaver's Bond evening will take place at the stunning 900-seat theatre at Al Mamzar, known as the Dubai Cultural and Scientific Association.

"Jeffery Deaver's return to Dubai should not missed," said Isobel Abulhoul, Festival Director. "His 2010 Emirates Lit Fest event was one of the most popular with festival-goers and I know his Bond evening will be another festival highlight."

Following his event, fans will have the opportunity to meet the author at a signing session where he will sign special bookplates which can be inserted into his still untitled Bond novel when it is released on May 28, 2011.

Says Deaver, "I'm quite excited about returning to Dubai to take part in this James Bond-inspired Emirates Lit Fest event. During my last trip, I found Dubai to be a truly inspirational city - a place of awe-inspiring sights, fascinating cultures and remarkable people."

Lucy Hale, Sales & Marketing Director Hodder & Stoughton, added: "Hodder's authors have always enjoyed their visits to Dubai and we've had some great events with the Emirates Airline Festival. We're very excited about the publication of Project X and thrilled that they are putting on this special evening for Jeffery Deaver."

Tickets will be priced at 70dhs for the stalls and 30dhs for the balcony and can be purchased online from www.emirateslitfest.com from 3rd January 2011.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Deaver's new Bond will be released for the Kindle

This just appeared on Amazon. Looks like Jeffery Deaver's new Untitled James Bond novel will be released for the Kindle on the same day as the hardcover, June 14, 2011. This marks the first eBook release of a Bond novel simultaneous with the hardcover first edition.

Hey, like the description says, this is James Bond "for the new millennium."

The 14 original Ian Fleming James Bond novels are currently available for the Kindle, as is the most recent continuation novel, Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Casino Royale first edition sells for £19,000

BBC News reports that a first edition of Ian Fleming's first James Bond book, Casino Royale, has sold for £19,000 ($29,389) at an auction in South Cerney, Gloucestershire.

The 1953 book, which sold for £4,000 more than expected, was the top lot at a sale. A copy of Live and Let Die went for £6,600, and a copy of Moonraker sold for £7,200.

Auctioneer Dominic Winter said "the strikingly colourful" Bond first editions had "always been one of the surest certainties over the last 30 years."

It is thought the highest price for a Bond first edition was £22,750 for a signed copy of From Russia With Love at Bloomsbury Auctions in London in 2004.

A signed first edition of Casino Royale sold for £20,000 at Bloomsbury in 2007.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Young Bond novels released as eBooks in the UK

All five Young Bond novels by Charlie Higson have been released as eBooks in the UK by Ian Fleming Publications. The eBooks, which all feature the U.S. cover art, are currently available on Waterstones.com, and will soon be available from Amazon and Sony.

These follow the release of Ian Fleming’s 14 original James Bond novels as eBooks last month. Corinne Turner, Managing Director of Ian Fleming Publications Ltd, says: “Ian Fleming wrote his James Bond novels to be read and enjoyed by everyone, and we are always looking for opportunities to introduce new audiences to Bond’s adventures."


It's possible that IFP might also release the James Bond novels by John Gardner and Raymond Benson as eBooks. The eBook rights for Devil May Care and Jeffrey Deaver's upcoming Bond reboot novel remain with the publishers.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Enemy 3 title revealed: The Fear

Charlie Higson has tweeted the title and release date of the third book in his zombie-horror series...


Charlie recently stated that he’s signed to write six novels in the Enemy series.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Pre-order the Italian Project X

The Italian edition of Jeffery Deaver's new James Bond novel, codenamed "Project X", can be pre-ordered from Amazon's new Italian website, Amazon.it.

The listing shows the publisher as Rizzoli and a release date of June 1, 2011.

SilverFin The Graphic Novel released in Italy

SilverFin: The Graphic Novel by Charlie Higson and Kev Walker has been released in Italy by Renoir Comics.

This first (and last?) Young Bond graphic novel runs 160 pages with approximately 300 full color illustrations by renowned comic book artist Kev Walker. When it was first released in the UK in 2008, The London Times praised it as “a bold and brilliant Manga-inspired treat.”

SilverFin: The Graphic Novel has so far been released in the UK (Puffin), U.S. (Disney Books), France (Casterman), and now Italy.

Purchase from Amazon.it

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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