Queen of Teen 2012 Shortlist Announced!

Queen of Teen is royally delighted to announce the shortlist for the fiction world’s most glamorous award. Thousands of heartfelt nominations have been received from teenagers across the country and voting is now open to find this year’s Queen of Teen.

The ten fabulous authors who have made the shortlist are as follows:

Cathy Cassidy, Maureen Johnson, Sarah Webb, Joanna Nadin, Cathy Hopkins, Samantha Mackintosh, Chris Higgins, Hayley Long, S.C. Ransom and the first ever male shortlisted author, James Dawson.

The award will be presented at a glittering award ceremony in July 2012, when the writers of the best nominations will be invited to mingle with their favourite authors, invited journalists and other special guests. The ceremony is to be held at Queen of Teen HQ in leafy Surrey and will be superbly pink and sparkly – a truly majestic celebration of this thriving and important genre!

Teens and tweens can now vote for their favourite author from the shortlist by visiting www.queenofteen.co.uk. Queen of Teen has attracted tens of thousands of votes from young readers across the globe and last year resulted in the fabulous author of the Chocolate Box Girls books, Cathy Cassidy, being crowned Queen of Teen.

On being crowned, Cathy said: “I’ve had lots of fun since being voted Queen of Teen… it’s an amazing award because it’s all about YOU, the super-cool reader gals out there. Your votes and views really DO count!”

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Win A Giant Chocolate Bar From The Book People

With Easter just a few days away now, the Book People has geared up its competition to win a giant chocolate bar in the shape of its well-known logo. The bar, made with white chocolate and featuring an intricate seashell design, is sure to be a real treat!

The Book People has a whole host of Easter-themed books for kids and other books to choose from, but for something a bit sweeter customers should make a beeline for the bookseller’s current competition. The online retailer runs competitions throughout the year but expects its chocolate logo offer to be the most popular yet.

For a chance to win the Book People’s giant chocolate logo all you need to do is head to the special competition section of the site and answer the question – What type bean is chocolate made from? You can submit your answer via email to competitions@thebookpeople.co.uk or by writing a letter to the Book People and sending it to Catteshall Manor, Catteshall Lane, Godalming, Surrey, GU7 1UU.

“We’re really excited about our chocolate logo competition, which will be officially announced on Wednesday 4th April,” said Lindsay Eyers of the Book People.

“Anyone with a sweet tooth should definitely send in their answer as soon as possible and wait and see whether they’ve been picked as the lucky winner of our amazing giant chocolate logo.

“We also have a number of other competitions running at the moment, including a chance to win £200 worth of travel vouchers, an annual pass to Dickens World and a superb three piece MasterChef set. All of our competitions give us a chance to thank our dedicated customers for buying their fiction, travel guides and other books with us, so don’t miss out!”

The competition ends on 10th April and the winner will be announced shortly after. All answers must be received by the closing date and there is to be one entry per person. For full details of the competition visit the Book People’s official site now.

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The Book People Sells The Hunger Games Book Trilogy For Just £4.99

Online book retailer the Book People is selling The Hunger Games book trilogy for just £4.99 in line with the release of the film adaptation, which premiered in the UK on 23 March 2012. This will give the Book People customers a saving of £18.98 on the recommended retail price (RRP).

The young adult book, written by well-known American author Suzanne Collins, is already a best-seller and is the first in a trilogy of the same name. The sci-fi and fantasy fiction book is set in a dystopian post-apocalyptic world in the mythical country of Panem, which is located where North America once was.

In this cruel world the Capitol rules over everything and is surrounded by 12 poverty-stricken districts. The name of the book and trilogy refers to the blood-thirsty annual tradition that calls for a boy and girl between the ages of 12 and 18 to be called forth from any of the districts to fight to the death in a televised battle, with the last person standing being crowned the winner. Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark, both 16 years old, are chosen by lottery to compete, but things aren’t as straightforward as they seem.

Lindsay Eyers of the Book People said: “’The Hunger Games’ is one of the best young adult fiction books to be released in recent years and has already gripped many readers. It’s ideal for both teenagers and adults thanks to Suzanne Collins’ talented writing and we fully expect that, following the major film premiere on Friday, the book will become an even bigger hit.”

The film stars Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss and Josh Hutcherson as Peeta, while Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz and Donald Sutherland also star. ‘The Hunger Games’ film adaptation has been directed by Gary Ross, who also directed‘Pleasantville’ and ‘Sea Biscuit’, and author Suzanne Collins adapted the novel for the screen.

The Book People is dedicated to providing readers with cheap books and are selling The Hunger Games trilogy for just £4.99. The RRP for this trilogy is £23.97, meaning those who buy the book set from the Book People will save a huge £18.98!

To find out more, visit www.thebookpeople.co.uk now.

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Special Mother’s Day deal now on at The Book People

Mother’s Day is now just around the corner, but there are sure to be a fair few people that are yet to get their mum a present. The Book People has the ideal solution though – buy any of its specially selected Mother’s Day books and receive a free gift bag to present it in.

The Book People has a wide variety of cheap books included in its special Mother’s Day offer and any one of them would certainly be a welcome treat for your mum, no matter where her interests lie. There are a total of 50 titles for you to choose from, with everything from fiction to cookbooks included in the list.

Many of the book seller’s best titles are available as well, such as Lorraine Pascale’s ‘Baking Made Easy’. Any mum’s that have an interest in baking will love this book as it’s full to the brim with delicious recipes for cakes, bread, tarts, pies and every other kind of sweet or savoury treat you could possibly think of. If your mum has more of an interest in sewing than baking, the book ‘Sewing In No Time’ by Emma Hardy is likely to be better suited to her. This book has 50 easy-to-follow sewing designs that can even be used by newcomers to the craft.

If your mum is in the process of dropping a dress size or two, why not pick her up a copy of ‘Dance to the Musicals’ by Arlene Phillips, which should help in making her calorie-burning efforts much more enjoyable. Anita Shreve’s ‘Rescue’ would be ideal if your mum is more interested in reading fiction – the book tells the gripping story of Peter and Sheila, a couple desperately fighting for their relationship despite troubled pasts on both sides.

Lindsay Eyers of the Book People said: “Mother’s Day is a chance to let your mum know just how much she means to you, so we at the Book People have pulled out all the stops in assembling an amazing selection of Mother’s Day books that any mum would love. To put a smile on your mum’s face this Sunday, why not pick from one of the many choices available today?”

The offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other deals and one bag will be provided per book. To see the range, visit The Book People now.

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The Book People Show You How To Build A Classic Library

The Book People has revealed the top classic book collections every household should own if they are looking to build a classic library.

In their latest blog post, the Book People lists the top 10 classic book collections for adults and children that are not only great for having in the home but that also make perfect Christmas presents. With Christmas less than four weeks away, fiction books and children’s books are in popular demand as parents buy books for children, friends buy books for friends and others treat themselves to classic books to get stuck into during the Christmas holidays.

Authors making an appearance on the classic library blog post include legendary children’s author Roald Dahl and his collection which includes the BFG, Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Enid Blyton and her Happy Days collection, and Roger Hargreaves’ must-have Little Miss collection.

For the older reader, the Book People recommends the Agatha Christie boxed collection, which encourages even those people who are short on time to enjoy the classics by presenting them on a series of CDs to listen to at home, in the car or on the move with a laptop. Other classic mystery collections that make the cut include Inspector Morse, and the Crime Classics collection which includes works by Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Dickens. For those who prefer a collection of books from a range of different genres, the Man Booker Prize collection makes the perfect gift, with classics such as Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman and Snowdrops by A.D.Miller.

Lindsay Eyers of the Book People said: “Our customers love our book collections and if grouping a few of the best together in this way encourages adults and children to explore the classics then we feel our job is one well done.”

The Book People offers the latest fact and fiction books at hugely discounted prices all year round.

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Which? Puts The Book People Fourth In ‘Best Sites For Books’ List

The Book People, online seller of fiction books, children’s books and more, has been voted into fourth place in the ‘best sites for books’ list and 14th in the ‘Top 75 Online Shops Rated by Their Customers’.

In the UK’s largest survey of online shops, the Book People beat Tesco.com, Waterstones.com, WHSmith.com and 10 other big name brands to the top five, only being pipped to third position by Play.com, second place by Abebooks.co.uk and first place by Amazon.co.uk.

The results were ranked in order of their Which? customer score, which was calculated on current customer satisfaction and how likely a customer is to recommend the site to a friend. The Book People’s customer score was an impressive 80%, with Amazon.co.uk at 88% more and Play.com just 1% higher at 81%.

The Book People’s 80% also saw them take 14th place in the overall ‘best sites’ survey, which didn’t break the websites down by industry or category. Online underwear shop figleaves.com and thebodyshop.co.uk also scored 80%, meaning they shared the same spot with the Book People.

Interestingly Apple.com, one of the world’s largest and most successful brands, only scored 1% more than the Book People, putting them in 11th place alongside Screwfix.com and Wiggle.co.uk.

The Book People trumped brands such as MarksandSpencer.com (24th with 76%), Boots.com (34th with 72%) and ASOS.com (39th with 71%) in the customer satisfaction survey.

Emma Whyman of the Book People said: “We pride ourselves on keeping in close contact with all our customers so that we can continue to deliver a selection of handpicked books that we know they will love to read.

“This, coupled with attentive and efficient customer care, means we can be very proud of the experience our customers receive. It also means we have great foundations to build on and become even better!”

The Book People has jumped from 16th place in 2010 this year and is looking to improve on this further next year.

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