Friday, 19 November 2010

Midas PR becomes latest new Crimefest sponsor

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Congratulations go to Crimefest organisers Adrian Muller and Myles Alfrey.
Midas PR is to become a sponsor of next year's CrimeFest, Britain's international crime fiction convention, which is held annually at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel. Next year's dates are
19-22 May 2011

As a sponsor, Midas will be providing their public relations services. Together with media partner The Times, this will ensure an increasingly higher profile for the annual convention.

Blackwell returns for the fourth year as the onsite bookseller. Hodder & Stoughton will launch their Mullholland Books imprint at the convention with a pre-gala drinks reception which is open to all CrimeFest delegates.

Featured Guest Authors include Deon Meyer. Don Winslow will be the Toastmaster at the Gala Dinner on 21 May. For an up-to-date line-up of participating authors visit

Any author commercially published in the UK is eligible for a panel when registering for a full CrimeFest pass at

CrimeFest is quickly becoming the most popular date in the crime fiction calendar. The convention is for people who like to read an occasional crime novel as well as for die-hard fanatics. It allows readers and authors to socialise over a weekend of panels, interviews, and its crime writing and Pitch-an-Agent workshops. The latter – think of it as speed-dating for an agent – is a unique opportunity for aspiring authors to skip the slush-pile and to gain representation. Participating agents are Broo Doherty (Wade & Doherty Literary Agency), David Headley ( DHH Literary Agency) and Camilla Wray (Darley Anderson Agency).

For the second year CrimeFest will be hosting a reception for the Crime Writers' Association's announcement of shortlists for their prestigious Dagger Awards.

CrimeFest will announce the winners of their own awards at their Gala Dinner:

- eDunnit Award for best crime ebook of 2010. Prize: £500 and an eReader (sponsor to be confirmed).

- Last Laugh Award for best humorous crime novel of 2010. Prize: £500, sponsored by Goldsboro Books.

- Sounds of Crime Awards for best abridged and unabridged crime audiobooks of 2010. Prize: £1,000 to be shared amongst the winners, sponsored by Audible UK.

Publishers are invited to make submissions. Details are available at

For more information visit

Or contact: Adrian Muller, CrimeFest, Basement Flat, 6 Rodney Place, Bristol BS8 4HY. Tel: 0117-9149639. Email:

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