Bettany Press ebooks
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Author:  lizarfau [ 16 Jun 2011, 00:28 ]
Post subject:  Bettany Press ebooks

I know from other threads that some of you have discovered these, but if you didn't already know about them here's the press release from Ju Gosling:

Bettany Press is pleased to announce that, due to popular demand, the majority of our titles are now available for the Kindle from Amazon.

We expect to have the whole of our backlist available by the end of the year, and will be publishing all of our future titles for the Kindle as well as in paperback. Whether you want to save shelf space or money - our ebook titles are half-price or less compared to our print versions - or simply want to have some of your favourite titles with you on your travels, there is a Bettany Press ebook for you.

No Kindle? No problem! Amazon offers free Kindle apps for laptops, PCs, notebooks, tablets and phones, and stores your books so they remain available if your device changes.

NB: All of our titles also remain in print, available to order from your favourite bookshop or dealer or directly from our website - don't pay inflated secondhand prices on ABE Books when you can buy a new copy at list price.

OUT NOW FOR THE KINDLE @ £6.90 (inc VAT) / $9.99 US plus sales tax

Chalet School interest

Our non-fiction includes: Helen McClelland’s popular biography of Elinor M. Brent-Dyer, Behind the Chalet School; and The Chalet School Revisited, a collection of essays edited by Rosemary Auchmuty and Ju Gosling and published to commemorate the author’s birth centenary in 1994.

Our fiction includes Jean of Storms, Brent-Dyer’s only adult novel; The School by the River, her rarest title; Helen McClelland's Visitors for the Chalet School, the only 'fill-in' novel to be taken into the Chalet School series by the original publisher Harper Collins; and Two Chalet School Girls in India by Priyadarshini Narendra, a contemporary reworking of Brent-Dyer's famous missing manuscript.

We also publish Margaret Moncrieff (Helen McClelland's) time-slip novel, Time and Again, set in a Scottish music school.

Don't forget that you can also find Ju Gosling's PhD thesis Virtual Worlds of Girls: An ebook about girl power, girls' school stories and the future of reading in an electronic age (1997) free online: the accompanying film The Chalet School Revisited (1994) will soon be available free on YouTube to mark the publication of our ebooks.

Jane Shaw interest

Jane Shaw’s ‘Susan’ books are a unique mixture of school story and holiday story, all of which have a strong comedic streak throughout them. Bettany Press is pleased to republish the three rarest titles — A Job for Susan, Susan’s Kind Heart and Where is Susan? — along with Susan and Friends: the Jane Shaw Companion (Alison Lindsay, Ed.), which combines biographical and geographical essays with the collected ‘Susan’ short stories.

Apart from these rare exceptions, the originals of Jane Shaw’s books are still relatively easy to find from specialist bookshops and dealers, and at extremely affordable prices. This makes them ideal for new children’s book collectors, as well as for existing collectors who are looking to add a new author to their collection.

Books by Liz Filleul

To All Appearance, Dead is a murder mystery set in the world of girls' school story collecting. First Term at Cotterford is the first is a new contemporary girls' school story series. Both unmissable!

*We are now taking pre-orders for the print version of the second book in the series, Christmas Term at Cotterford: email us at for more details or to be notified when the book is released for the Kindle.*

Disability interest

Unseen Childhoods: Disabled Characters in 20th-century Books for Girls (coming shortly), edited by Helen Aveling. Disability is largely absent from children's fiction throughout the twentieth century. In this ground-breaking study, authors examine the rare appearances of disabled characters in books written primarily for girls, and ask to what extent they are stereotyped, offered as role models or included within/excluded from their fictional communities.

NEW! Abnormal: How Britain became body dysphoric and the key to a cure by Ju Gosling. SPECIAL PRE-PRINT PUBLICATION PRICE OF £3.45

Author:  Shander [ 22 Jul 2011, 18:16 ]
Post subject:  Re: Bettany Press ebooks

I've just seen this and it's made my day!
Thank you for posting!

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