Kia Ora and welcome to the Spies Publishing Spring Newsletter!
We are very excited to announce the launch of Ben's new book - The World of Greek Mythology. Ever wondered what the Greek myths would look like through the eyes of a child? Eleven year old author Ben Spies writes his version of some of the most thrilling tales of Greek mythology. We are working hard at the moment with our editors and designers to make sure The World of Greek Mythology is out in November ready for you to gift it to someone this Christmas! We will be sending a separate email with date and location for our book launch. We're organizing a super fun day with activities for the whole family. But if you can't be at our launch or want to pre-order your copy in advance,
Click on button below and order it now!
We will let you know when is out and ready for shipping.
PRE-ORDER from: www.spiespublishing.co.nz
Our workshops are back for this school holidays!
Check out dates and times below. We would love to see you there! Monday, 1st October - 10am to 11.30am at the Kapiti Community Centre in Paraparaumu Register through: firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday, 2nd October - 9am to 1pm at the Roxy Cinema, Miramar. Movie, lunch and workshop Register through Roxy Rocketeers (https://www.roxycinema.co.nz/roxy-rocketeers) Wednesday, 10th October - 9am to 1pm at the Roxy Cinema, Miramar. Movie, lunch and workshop Register through Roxy Rocketeers (https://www.roxycinema.co.nz/roxy-rocketeers) https://www.spiespublishing.co.nz/workshops.html
Our “Create Your Book” workshop started as a desire to reproduce what Ben's parents had done for him when they published his first book - "Weirdo". (https://www.spiespublishing.co.nz/store/p4/Weirdo.html) An initiative to reward and encourage his writing. When children create their own books and take them home with them, they feel proud and recognized. And they have a beautiful book to remind them of their achievement forever. Find Out More (https://www.spiespublishing.co.nz/workshops.html)
Thanks to all the venues that hosted us during the last school holidays. We had a great time at the Upper Hutt Library, Lower Hutt Library, Ngaio Library, Waikanae Library, The Roxy Cinema, SKIDS holiday program, Kapiti Community Centre and the Writers Plot Readers Read bookshop event. It was great to meet so many of you. We had loads of fun and we're very humbled with all the feedback we received. Thank you! Here are some of them: “It was cool, interesting, fun”; “It was really interactive”; “It was soo awesome!!!”; “Great tips from Ben & his mother”; “Great event, kids loved it!”; “Very well organised, well planned, fun & worthwhile”; “I enjoyed hearing his personal experiences during the making of the book”; “I learnt different ways of writing”. Happy Anniversary to us!! We are celebrating our two year anniversary!!
Head to our Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/SpiesPublishing/) and enter our giveaway to have a chance to win a prize!! Chocolate!! Yum!! And one copy of the Magic Pencil and one copy of Weirdo! Be quick! Giveaway finishes on Sunday the 30th of September. (Giveaway open to NZ residents only)
Plus we are offering FREE shipping on any orders this month on our website! Head to www.spiespublishing.co.nz and type FREEDEL at check out and we will ship your books for free!
For our subscribers outside New Zealand we have a great announcement to make! We have partnered with online retailer BOOK DEPOSITORY to bring you The Magic Pencil and Weirdo with FREE delivery anywhere in the world!!
Click on books below to be redirected to Book Depository website and purchase your copy. Get those Christmas gifts sorted with a unique present by a junior author! https://www.bookdepository.com/Weirdo-Ben-Spies/9780473424954?ref=grid-view&qid=1537324230620&sr=1-1 https://www.bookdepository.com/The-Magic-Pencil-Ben-Spies/9780473377779
Thank you for reading and we will be in touch soon with a date for our new book launch!