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The new Romantics 4 set out early on Saturday morning for Bedford to erect their stall at the Festival of Romance, in the Harpur Suite of Bedford Corn Exchange. By ten o’clock their stall was up and running and attracting customers drawn in by the bright display of books and artefacts. Lizzie and Adrienne were especially excited as they were shortlisted nominated for two awards: THE NEW TALENT AWARD and THE READER AWARD FOR THE BEST AUTHOR PUBLISHED READ. Although neither of them was lucky on this occasion they nevertheless managed to have a great time at the Awards Dinner that evening while June, Mags and Bongo Man took books, ladders, cloths and lights back to Leicester.

The highlight of Adrienne and Lizzie’s festival has to be appearing alongside inspirational Talli Roland and Tracey Bloom to give their perspective on the e-publishing phenomenon. Attendees were especially interested in how the New Romantics 4 work collaboratively to make their books available on Amazon as paperbacks and kindle download. Many members of the Romantic Novelists’ Association also attended the festival and it was lovely to meet up with old friends. We looked forward to touching base with them again soon, at the Winter Party.

Do enjoy the slide show. Who knows, you might be in there, somewhere.

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