Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Angry Robot

We sent out this press release a couple of weeks ago about a thing we are doing with the brilliant publishing company, Angry Robot.

The Big Green Bookshop in Wood Green is proud to announce that we’ve teamed up with Angry Robot Books. This exciting and innovative publishing company, who specialise in Science Fiction and Fantasy has already proved hugely popular with our customers. We’re always looking for more effective ways to introduce great books to an even wider audience and hopefully this team up will mean that more people will get to read the books that they're publishing.
The Big Green Bookshop is dedicating a window and premium shop space to highlight the finest of Angry Robot's titles and will promote their titles on its website and blog with reviews and offers. We are well aware that the most effective way of selling titles in the shop is by personal recommendations. By giving Angry Robot the our seal of approval, we hope that it will encourage a new audience to their wonderful list of titles.
This team up will also mean that the shop will be one of Angry Robot’s main venue for London events and launches over the next 12 months, so look out for some great events in 2013. 
Roland Briscoe from Angry Robot added;
In Simon and Tim at the Big Green Bookshop we are very lucky to have met two forward thinking chaps who we are delighted to say see real potential in our list and ideas.
well, *blushes*, that's awfully kind of you Roland. He concluded;
 Over the course of 2013 we should see several really special targeted promotions, reviews, events and a whole host more for Angry Robot at the Big Green Bookshop.
So, kicking off this new mighty team up, we are introducing The Angry Robot Book Group. This is stage one in our campaign to get as many people as possible to join the Angry Robot army. Essentially, it's a Book Group dedicated to their books.
The first book we've chosen is a belter. It's Nexus by Ramez Naam.

"In the near future, the experimental nano-drug Nexus can link human together, mind to mind. There are some who want to improve it. There are some who want to eradicate it. And there are others who just want to exploit it. 

When a young scientist is caught improving Nexus, he’s thrust over his head into a world of danger and international espionage – for there is far more at stake than anyone realises."
Published earlier this month, the book has had some really amazing reviews and we'd be really interested to find out what you think of it.
The lovely people at Angry Robot have kindly agreed to let us have the books that are chosen for the Book Group at a special price. Which means that we can offer them to members of the Book Group at a special price!

So, instead of paying £8.99, Book Group members can get copies of Nexus in the shop for just £5.99. 

You have six weeks from now to read the book, as the first meeting of the Book Group is on Thursday March 7th at 7.00pm in the Bookshop.
  But hey, if you don't get a chance to finish it or if you don't read it at all and you're just interested in seeing what the group's like, feel free to join us.
This is a FREE group, but if you fancy bringing along a bottle or some snacks to share as we dissect the book, please do.
But do come along. We think that the stuff that Angry Robot is producing is fabulous & we want to share this with as many people as we can.
There, that's it. Lovely.


1 comment:

Claire Rousseau said...

Great! I've just got Nexus, it looks wonderful.