M.C. Beaton visited Warsaw earlier this month, and we have some photos from her visit.
The latest novel in the Agatha Raisin series, Something Borrowed, Someone Dead is published today in the US by Minotaur Books in both hardcover and ebook formats.
Death of Yesterday, the latest Hamish Macbeth mystery, was released in hardback in the US on the 26th of March and last week went into the New York Times Best Seller list for hardback fiction at number 18.
M.C. Beaton fanbase has increased yet again, now with over 7,000 fans following her on Facebook and keeping up to date with all of her news.
Publishers Weekly, the weekly magazine known as "the bible of the book business”, last month published its pre-publication review of the upcoming Hamish Macbeth mystery Death of Yesterday.
The UK Public Lending Right organisation, which administers royalty payments to authors based on library lending, has published its figures for 2011-2012.
Last Friday, The Telegraph published a profile of M.C. Beaton, giving a brief background on the writer to coincide with her being named the 3rd most borrowed adult author in the latest UK Public Lending Right figures.
The latest Hamish Macbeth mystery, Death of Yesterday is available to pre-order in both hardback and ebook editions in the US and UK.
M.C. Beaton reached another small milestone today, with over 6,000 fans following her on Facebook. Join them, and you can read the Agatha Raisin short story "Hell's Bells" and read an excerpt from her Regency novel "Annabelle", as well as keep up to date with all of her news.
The October 26th edition of the Bookseller, the UK publishing trade publication, M.C. Beaton appears on the news page alongside Golden Dagger winner Gene Kerrigan.
M.C Beaton will be presenting an award at the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards on October 18th 2012 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Three M.C. Beaton titles are due to be published in Turkey. The Quiche of Death, Minerva and Emily Goes to Exeter will be published by Nemesis Yayınları.
Hiss and Hers, the latest Agatha Raisin mystery, was released in hardback in the US on the 18th of September and this week has gone into the New York Times Best Seller list for hardback fiction at number 18.
The book industry news and information website BookBrunch ran a feature today on a recent trade lunch held to celebrate 20 years of Agatha Raisin and the upcoming launch of Hiss and Hers.
Agatha Raisin's latest adventure 'Hiss and Hers' will be released in both hardback and ebook in the UK on the 4th of October 2012, and in the US on the 18th of September 2012, but you can pre-order your copy with selected online retailers.
In the 27th July/3rd August issue of the UK publishing trade publication The Bookseller there is a two page interview with M.C. Beaton. The interview covers her early life in Glasgow, growing up reading voraciously before taking a job in a bookshop, and eventually her career in journalism.
Agatha Raisin adorned both the front and the back covers of the 25th of May edition of the Bookseller, the UK's leading magazine of the publishing industry.
Although they have been available in the UK as ebooks for some time, US fans of Police Constable Hamish Macbeth have had to make do with print editions of his first cases. But now Grand Central Publishing is bringing out fresh ebook editions, and to celebrate the release, these ebooks will be made available for a limited time at the reduced price of $2.99 each.
The London Book Fair edition of the Bookseller has a piece about M.C. Beaton, written by Krystyna Green, her editor at her UK publishers Constable & Robinson.
Headbutler.com, which describes its purpose as "to guide smart, busy people through the thicket of mediocre New Stuff and into the clearing of Great Stuff", recently posted a review of The Quiche of Death.
Death of a Kingfisher, the 27th Hamish Macbeth mystery, goes on sale this week in the US, published by Grand Central Publishing. It tells the story of how in recession-hit Scotland, the village of Braikie attempts to woo tourists to its "Fairy Glen" with images of a graceful kingfisher - when a kingfisher is found dead and the village's tourist trade threatened, Hamish Macbeth is called in to catch the culprit, only to find that worse crimes lie ahead.
Statistics from the UK's Public Lending Right organization show that M.C. Beaton has risen to become the UK's 8th most borrowed author, rising from 13th place in 2010, and 29th place in 2009.
The slow process of adding e-books to the site continues. Now, as well as details of all of the Kindle editions of M.C. Beaton's books, you will find details of the Barnes & Noble NOOK US editions.
With the death of Queen Victoria in 1901, the ascension of her son Edward to the throne saw the start of the brief period in British history known as the Edwardian era. It was an age marked by a renewed interest in fashion and the stirrings of great social change, but it was one with rigid social rules, where class reigned supreme. With this tension between the old and the new, it is no surprise that this period has provided plenty of material for writers over the years.
Happy new year from all of us at MCBeaton.com. Looking ahead, 2012 will be a busy year.
February sees the hardcover launch of the latest in the Hamish Macbeth series, Death of a Kingfisher...
AudioGo to publish audio book versions of all 98 M.C. Beaton regency romances.
The MC Beaton's official website opened its doors to the public today. The aim is to bring together in one place information that has previously been spread across a number of different publishers' websites in different countries.
M.C. Beaton's personal Facebook page has been "liked" over 4,000 times. The page gives her a chance to chat with her readers and find out more about what they like and why.
To find out what she's up to today, go to http://www.facebook.com/pages/M-C-Beaton/112137975479516
As the Pig Turns, the 22nd Agatha Raisin mystery, launched this week in the US and went straight onto the extended New York Times Bestseller List for hardcover fiction.
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