The Book Blog

March 31, 2010

Carry a Poem – video of prize presentation

Filed under: Events — fhartree @ 12:26 pm
Fiona Hartree from the Scottish Centre for the Book introduces the author Vivian French to award the prizes of the Carry a Poem drawing competition of  – How do you carry yours



March 16, 2010

SCOB visit Gilmerton Primary to commend Poetry entries

Filed under: Uncategorized — fhartree @ 11:06 am

On the 15th of March Edinburgh Napier University visited Gilmerton Primary school.  Primary 5 children had entered the how do you carry your poem drawing competition but instead of drawing a picture they decided to write their own original poems about how they carried their poem.  10 of the children’s poems from this school were selected and printed into a booklet.  Fiona Hartree from Edinburgh Napier University surprised the children by appearing at assembly and presented the children with their poem in print and their poem framed. 

David Aird from Gilmerton Primary said:

Just a short note to thank you for taking the time to come into the school yesterday and for getting the poems together for the booklet.
As you can imagine the children were really pleased and surprised and I am sure that this will stay with them as a positive experience and who knows what might happen in the future.

March 8, 2010

Book on YouTube

Filed under: Uncategorized — fhartree @ 9:33 am

And further to the last mention of books on YouTube, there’s an fascinating glimpse into the sort of development Penguin is undertaking to exploit the capacities of the new Apple iPad. Find it at

Video trailers for books

Filed under: Uncategorized — fhartree @ 9:31 am

Video trailers for books are rapidly gaining favour as a form of marketing to wider audiences than traditional advertising. Here’s a particularly good one from Hachette to promote ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Killer’ –
It displays the right mix of appeal to both the ironic pomo and the inner geek.

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