Click here to close now.




















Welcome!

Wearables Authors: SmartBear Blog, Jim Kaskade, Harry Trott, Carmen Gonzalez, AppNeta Blog

News Feed Item

Superstar Line Up Set to Join Clare Balding for No Holds Barred Celebrity Author Event

LONDON, August 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --


 

  • Graham Norton, Paul Merton, Caitlin Moran and David Nicholls, among authors to be quizzed about their lives, loves and sources of literary inspiration 
  • An exclusive event that blinkbox Books is creating for readers to get up close and personal with the authors they love 

A unique literary event is set to bring readers closer than ever before to some of the UK's most loved authors. The series of four blockbuster shows from Tesco's new ebook service, blinkbox Books, at Cadogan Hall, London this October features top cookery writers, popular novelists and the crème of high profile TV presenters. It is produced by James Grant Live.

     (Photo: Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140808/700782-INFO )

From the outrageous to the emotional, Clare promises to get unauthorized access to these authors and what lies between the pages. And with the audience also invited to pose their own questions to the panel, it promises to be a lively series of discussions.

Speaking about the event and her master of ceremony role, Clare Balding said: "Having put pen and soul to paper myself, I can't wait to share the ups and downs of this experience with the fantastic line-up of guests. I am thrilled that blinkbox Books are giving me the opportunity to unite readers with their favourite authors in what I'm sure will be a session of surprises, gasps and laughs."

The first event (2.30pm, October 3) features Clare in conversation with popular chefs The Hairy Bikers, and Lorraine Pascale about their passion for food, cooking and travel. With their irresistible enthusiasm and down to earth approach, Si King and Dave Myers, aka The Hairy Bikers, are considered national food heroes. Their latest book Good Eating shares even more recipes and tips for all the family. Having moved on from modelling to a successful career as a TV chef, Lorraine has a unique story to tell as she prepares to release her latest cook book, How to be a Better Cook.

That evening (7.30pm, October 3), Clare will turn her attention to Man Booker Prize contender David Nicholls, quizzing him about the rampant success of novels such as One Day and Starter for Ten, as well as his extensive work for television and film. As an actor-turned-novelist-turned screenwriter of Hollywood blockbusters, David should have plenty of stories to share with Clare.

She will also get the chance to turn the tables on popular chat show host Graham Norton by asking him about his revealing new book, The Life and Loves of a He Devil, which is published on October 23. With Graham's unique blend of characteristic humour and outrageous candour his new book promises tales of his loves and losses and how they've shaped his life, from the side-splittingly funny and the tear-jerkingly sad and everything in between.

The following day (2:30pm, October 4), comedy writer, journalist, radio presenter and screenwriter Danny Baker takes to the stage to speak about his upcoming autobiography, Going Off Alarming: The Autobiography: Vol 2, which is published on 11 September. Outspoken Baker has been sharing his take on everything on entertainment and sport on both radio and TV for over a quarter of a century, so is no stranger to voicing an opinion.

Clare will also be joined by satirical comic Paul Merton to talk about his upbringing in working-class Fulham, run-ins with nuns during his school days, and other stories from his long awaited autobiography, Only When I Laugh, which is released in September. Irreverent, off-the-wall humour guaranteed.

Saturday night (7:30, October 4) will wrap up the two day spectacular as bestselling writers, Caitlin Moran and Kate Mosse, take the stage with Clare. Co-founder of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction, Kate Mosse has achieved sales of more than five million copies in 38 languages. Her new novel, The Taxidermist's Daughter, is a psychological thriller, which deals with a series of grisly murders in a West Sussex village in 1912.

Caitlin Moran published a children's novel at the age of 16 and became a newspaper columnist at 18. Published in 2011 How to Be a Woman became one of the most talked about books on feminism in decades. Her debut novel, How to Build a Girl, was published this July to critical acclaim.

Notes to Editors 

Event information 

Tickets available from http://www.cadoganhall.com  priced at £45, which includes the hardcover copies of the 2 authors' books and Clare's latest book, Walking Home: My Family and Other Rambles on ebook from blinkbox Books.

Event 1: October 3rd - 2:30pm

  • Lorraine Pascale
  • The Hairy Bikers

Event 2: October 3rd - 7:30pm

  • David Nicholls
  • Graham Norton

Event 3: October 4th - 2:30pm

  • Danny Baker
  • Paul Merton

Event 4: October 4th - 7:30pm

  • Kate Mosse
  • Caitlin Moran

About blinkbox Books 

blinkbox Books promises to connect book lovers with their next favourite read and can be accessed online at http://www.blinkboxbooks.com and via free apps for Android and Apple tablets and smartphones. To ensure they only buy books they'll love, customers can try ebooks before they buy, by downloading free samples. What's more, because blinkbox Books is part of Tesco, when you buy an ebook you'll earn Clubcard points too.

For further information on blinkbox books please contact Hannah Smith or Kirstin Wright on:

[email protected] / [email protected] [email protected] or call +44-(0)208-206-5151.

Chris Rushe, +33-(33)-44-20-7492-7930, [email protected]


More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. How should your organization enhance its IT framework to enable an Internet of Things implementation? In his session at @ThingsExpo, James Kirkland, Red Hat's Chief Architect for the Internet of Things and Intelligent Systems, described how to revolutionize your archit...
It is one thing to build single industrial IoT applications, but what will it take to build the Smart Cities and truly society-changing applications of the future? The technology won’t be the problem, it will be the number of parties that need to work together and be aligned in their motivation to succeed. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jason Mondanaro, Director, Product Management at Metanga, discussed how you can plan to cooperate, partner, and form lasting all-star teams to change the world and it starts with business models and monetization strategies.
The Internet of Everything (IoE) brings together people, process, data and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before – transforming information into knowledge and knowledge into wisdom. IoE creates new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented opportunities to improve business and government operations, decision making and mission support capabilities.
The Internet of Things is not only adding billions of sensors and billions of terabytes to the Internet. It is also forcing a fundamental change in the way we envision Information Technology. For the first time, more data is being created by devices at the edge of the Internet rather than from centralized systems. What does this mean for today's IT professional? In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed this very serious issue of profound change in the industry.
Discussions about cloud computing are evolving into discussions about enterprise IT in general. As enterprises increasingly migrate toward their own unique clouds, new issues such as the use of containers and microservices emerge to keep things interesting. In this Power Panel at 16th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the state of cloud computing today, and what enterprise IT professionals need to know about how the latest topics and trends affect their organization.
SYS-CON Events announced today that HPM Networks will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For 20 years, HPM Networks has been integrating technology solutions that solve complex business challenges. HPM Networks has designed solutions for both SMB and enterprise customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
For IoT to grow as quickly as analyst firms’ project, a lot is going to fall on developers to quickly bring applications to market. But the lack of a standard development platform threatens to slow growth and make application development more time consuming and costly, much like we’ve seen in the mobile space. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Weiner, Product Manager of the Omega DevCloud with KORE Telematics Inc., discussed the evolving requirements for developers as IoT matures and conducted a live demonstration of how quickly application development can happen when the need to comply wit...
Converging digital disruptions is creating a major sea change - Cisco calls this the Internet of Everything (IoE). IoE is the network connection of People, Process, Data and Things, fueled by Cloud, Mobile, Social, Analytics and Security, and it represents a $19Trillion value-at-stake over the next 10 years. In her keynote at @ThingsExpo, Manjula Talreja, VP of Cisco Consulting Services, discussed IoE and the enormous opportunities it provides to public and private firms alike. She will share what businesses must do to thrive in the IoE economy, citing examples from several industry sectors.
Growth hacking is common for startups to make unheard-of progress in building their business. Career Hacks can help Geek Girls and those who support them (yes, that's you too, Dad!) to excel in this typically male-dominated world. Get ready to learn the facts: Is there a bias against women in the tech / developer communities? Why are women 50% of the workforce, but hold only 24% of the STEM or IT positions? Some beginnings of what to do about it! In her Opening Keynote at 16th Cloud Expo, Sandy Carter, IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, and a Social Business Evangelist, d...
There will be 150 billion connected devices by 2020. New digital businesses have already disrupted value chains across every industry. APIs are at the center of the digital business. You need to understand what assets you have that can be exposed digitally, what their digital value chain is, and how to create an effective business model around that value chain to compete in this economy. No enterprise can be complacent and not engage in the digital economy. Learn how to be the disruptor and not the disruptee.
Akana has released Envision, an enhanced API analytics platform that helps enterprises mine critical insights across their digital eco-systems, understand their customers and partners and offer value-added personalized services. “In today’s digital economy, data-driven insights are proving to be a key differentiator for businesses. Understanding the data that is being tunneled through their APIs and how it can be used to optimize their business and operations is of paramount importance,” said Alistair Farquharson, CTO of Akana.
Business as usual for IT is evolving into a "Make or Buy" decision on a service-by-service conversation with input from the LOBs. How does your organization move forward with cloud? In his general session at 16th Cloud Expo, Paul Maravei, Regional Sales Manager, Hybrid Cloud and Managed Services at Cisco, discusses how Cisco and its partners offer a market-leading portfolio and ecosystem of cloud infrastructure and application services that allow you to uniquely and securely combine cloud business applications and services across multiple cloud delivery models.
The enterprise market will drive IoT device adoption over the next five years. In his session at @ThingsExpo, John Greenough, an analyst at BI Intelligence, division of Business Insider, analyzed how companies will adopt IoT products and the associated cost of adopting those products. John Greenough is the lead analyst covering the Internet of Things for BI Intelligence- Business Insider’s paid research service. Numerous IoT companies have cited his analysis of the IoT. Prior to joining BI Intelligence, he worked analyzing bank technology for Corporate Insight and The Clearing House Payment...
In his keynote at 16th Cloud Expo, Rodney Rogers, CEO of Virtustream, discussed the evolution of the company from inception to its recent acquisition by EMC – including personal insights, lessons learned (and some WTF moments) along the way. Learn how Virtustream’s unique approach of combining the economics and elasticity of the consumer cloud model with proper performance, application automation and security into a platform became a breakout success with enterprise customers and a natural fit for the EMC Federation.
"Optimal Design is a technology integration and product development firm that specializes in connecting devices to the cloud," stated Joe Wascow, Co-Founder & CMO of Optimal Design, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
SYS-CON Events announced today that CommVault has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. A singular vision – a belief in a better way to address current and future data management needs – guides CommVault in the development of Singular Information Management® solutions for high-performance data protection, universal availability and simplified management of data on complex storage networks. CommVault's exclusive single-platform architecture gives companies unp...
Electric Cloud and Arynga have announced a product integration partnership that will bring Continuous Delivery solutions to the automotive Internet-of-Things (IoT) market. The joint solution will help automotive manufacturers, OEMs and system integrators adopt DevOps automation and Continuous Delivery practices that reduce software build and release cycle times within the complex and specific parameters of embedded and IoT software systems.
"ciqada is a combined platform of hardware modules and server products that lets people take their existing devices or new devices and lets them be accessible over the Internet for their users," noted Geoff Engelstein of ciqada, a division of Mars International, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Internet of Things is moving from being a hype to a reality. Experts estimate that internet connected cars will grow to 152 million, while over 100 million internet connected wireless light bulbs and lamps will be operational by 2020. These and many other intriguing statistics highlight the importance of Internet powered devices and how market penetration is going to multiply many times over in the next few years.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Dyn, the worldwide leader in Internet Performance, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Dyn is a cloud-based Internet Performance company. Dyn helps companies monitor, control, and optimize online infrastructure for an exceptional end-user experience. Through a world-class network and unrivaled, objective intelligence into Internet conditions, Dyn ensures traffic gets delivered faster, safer, and more reliably than ever.