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Make Time For Books

Is the great tagline for a magazine I discovered at my local bookshop, in Frome, Somerset.

The magazine itself, is called Book Time and is absolutely chock full of book info, reviews, author interviews, upcoming titles, competitions, and just about anything else book related.

Book Time will appeal to all ages, with it’s sections dedicated to children’s and YA titles, whilst for the adult readers, both fiction and non-fiction news, is given equal coverage.

The magazine was launched in February 2006 and is a monthly publication.

The great thing about it is, it’s a free publication, although it is only available from independent bookshops, who are able to place orders for up to 50 copies, on request.

I have found that it is just as informative as Waterstones magazine and I noticed in my local Swindon store, that you now have to pay for that, unless you make a purchase, when the magazine cost is refunded.

Book Time doesn’t appear to have it’s own website, but there are links to the editor and all the relevant information, on the website of author Jane Wenham-Jones, AKA, JWJ, who writes a substantial and informative column, in each issue.

A well put together, informative magazine, that it is well worth searching out, you can even nominate your local bookshop to receive their free copies, if they don’t already carry it.

Jane Wenham-Jones Lives in Kent and began her career, writing short stories for women’s magazines in 1996, which she did and still does, successfully and prolifically. She wrote her first novel in 1998, although it remained unpublished until 2000.

Since then, she has written 3 novels and 1 non-fiction book, with a 2nd non fiction, due for release in October 2010.


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