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400 quality ebooks from 99p; 100 best novels ever; this month’s featured ebook.
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In this CUT Talking we reveal the winner of 10 CUT ebooks; we check out a list of the best 100 novels ever written in English; we highlight this month’s featured ebook and writer; you can see the latest writers to add videos to our YouTube channel; and we share our excitement over celebrities signing our CAVe petition. 

400 quality ebooks available – from 99p each

There are now 400 quality ebooks available on CUT, starting from as little as 99p. You can browse through our collection by genre or by writer, or you may choose to look at our 100 top-sellers, or select by the length of the ebook. However you like to browse, you’re sure to find a great read. Remember that all our ebooks can be read on any e-reading device or software. If the ebook is a gift, you can add a dedication inside the cover, and when you’ve read it, you can post a review to provide valuable feedback to the writer and other readers. 

Featured ebook - ‘Bubble Juggler’ by Maria Herring

Clowns. For some they are symbolic of the enjoyment of a childhood trip to the circus. To others, they tend to evoke far more sinister feelings. Maria Herring’s “Bubble Juggler” begins when a lonely woman buys a painting of a clown in a charity shop. She soon finds that each time she looks at it, she becomes transfixed. Surely the striking nature of those staring eyes and the melancholy turn of its mouth are just down to the skill of the artist, aren’t they? And is it just her or is the temperature dropping?
A wonderfully chilling story for only 99p

The best 100 novels ever written in English?


We’re always interested to read these compilation lists of the best literature, but this one published by the Observer and theguardian.com is especially fascinating because of the way it was compiled over a two year period.
Read more about it on our blog.

Facebook winner of 10 ebooks


We’re delighted to announce that our Summer Facebook Giveaway has been won by Brendan O’Neill, an award winning screenwriter and film-maker from Birmingham UK, who gets to choose 10 free ebooks from the selection of almost 400 available on CUT. Make sure you’ve ‘liked’ our Facebook page to hear about more offers and competitions in the future.
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Featured writer – Sarah Passingham

Sarah is one of our long-established writers. She writes in order for her work to be read, spoken or sung, but above all she writes to be enjoyed. In addition to short stories, Sarah likes to write poetry; she has also published four books of non-fiction and a libretto. Her stories have appeared in numerous journals, and have been broadcast by the BBC. She won the Julia Fitzgerald Award for short fiction in 1996. Sarah lives “in the heart of the watery Norfolk landscape”. She currently has two ebooks available on CUT.
Go to Sarah's writer profile page.

CUT writers on video

Have you watched any of our videos of CUT writers reading extracts from their work? It’s a great way to see a clip from an ebook before you decide to buy. New videos on the CUT YouTube channel include submissions from Brindley Hallam Dennis, R.G Tooth and Jayne Woodhouse.
Subscribe to our YouTube channel and look out for more writer videos being added soon.

New writer members' spotlight

Welcome to Stephen Tyson and Gill Blow, two writers who have joined CUT recently. 
Stephen is a graduate of the Open University and a published short fiction writer. His favourite writers are W.H. Auden, Edward Thomas, and Graham Greene. He currently has 2 ebooks available on CUT.
Gill’s short stories have won several awards, including the International Rubery Book Award in 2013. She has adapted a number of them for the stage, and “Ladies of the Soil”, which is available on CUT, was broadcast on Radio 4 as a winner of the Opening Lines series. She is currently working on her first novel.
We look forward to receiving further submissions from Stephen and Gill. See all CUT writers

Celebrities join our campaign against VAT on e-books 

Everyone who loves to read should sign the CUT e-petition campaigning against the 20% VAT charged on e-books. It’s not just for writers.

Recently it’s been signed by a flurry of celebrities – people who are known as both readers and writers.

Please pass the CAVe link below on to all your friends, family and contacts, and please use social media to spread the word!
 
Help us to get VAT on e-books abolished!

Sign CAVe CUT Against VAT on e-Books
 

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