If you prefer supporting our UK bookshops then we can announce that ‘Murder, Now and Then’ by Diana Jackson is now available on the Waterstones website and can be ordered in any of their stores.

Available from Waterstones

Here is the Amazon.co.uk link too, where you may enjoy reading some of the wonderful reviews.

ISBN 9780957252080

It can now be ordered from any independent bookshop in the UK too.


Celebrating a Special 5 Star review!

‘An ingenious story!’           ‘A well-written mystery!

We are celebrating a 5 star review on the website ‘Readers’ Favorite’ for Diana Jackson’ murder mystery

Murder, Now and Then

Here’s a link to Diana’s blog which has the whole review:


and finally:

‘…..It has a very well developed plot and is something very different, very clever. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely be watching for more from Diana Jackson.’

well done Diana 🙂

Author Brian Kerr gets topical on his blog ‘Bedscountryfile’

Let’s introduce you to our author blogs:


Brian Kerr writes about the countryside, especially Bedfordshire. This month’s post is very topical, discussing environmental issues and the British election, which is less than two weeks away.

What are the political issues regarding the countryside?

Protection v production

Is self sufficiency attainable?

Brian explores these and other pertinent topics in his blog.


Press Release – Eventispress Welcomes New Author

Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon
Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon

We are excited to welcome our new author Nigel Lesmoir-Gordon to Eventispress, though Nigel is certainly not new to the entertainments industry.


Having worked in the film industry since the 1960’s (and he can do quit a bit of name dropping, we can tell you 😉 ) he has already released one novel but has joined Eventispress in order to publish his second novel. You can read more about Nigel on his author page.

News about his second novel will be announced shortly!


Excellent Turn Out at Clophill Church Author Night

Diana Jackson has reported that both she and the organisers were thrilled by the turn-out at Clophill Church last Thursday. The welcome was warm and the audience both appreciative and enthusiastic. Diana is pleased that monies raised by the evening went towards the church window funds and she also donated £1 for every book sold to the Eco Lodge and Old Church Restoration Project which should be completed this summer. Many thanks to all who supported the event.


Diana Jackson’s Book Talk

Diana Jackson will be at Shefford Library Bedfordshire giving a talk on

How an unsolved murder in Bedfordshire in 1919 inspired Diana to write her first murder mystery

ISBN 9780957252080
In Paperback
On Kindle
On Kindle

Thursday 5th March 2015

7pm – 8pm

Shefford Library



Brian Kerr’s Book Talk

On Thursday 26th February Brian Kerr will be talking about his book:

An Unassuming County

and environmental issues relating to Bedfordshire

inSt Mary’s Church Clophill at 7.70 pm

In aid of the church fund.

Published November 2014
Published November 2014

Successful Book Launch of ‘An Unassuming County’

We are so pleased that Brian Kerr’s book launch of

Published November 2014
Published November 2014

An Unassuming County ~ The Making of the Bedfordshire Countryside on Sunday was a resounding success. There were well over 60 people attending, twice as many as were invited and we had to put out extra chairs. A good sign before the event commenced. Brian’s guest speaker Professor William Stephens from Cranfield University and the Marston Vale Trust gave an interesting talk, especially highlighting the success of the Marston Forest project but also environmental issues in Bedfordshire, which both Brian and Professor Stephens are inspired by . Next Brian gave a heart felt outline of his venture into writing, DSCN1616[1]describing why and how he wrote’An Unassuming County,’ also thanking all those who have supported him along the way. Eventispress is thrilled that the event went so well and are grateful to Jordan’s Mill in Biggleswade – the perfect venue for the event. DSCN1600[1]We are also proud to be part of Brian’s writing journey through to publication. Congratulations Brian!


We are happy to announce the Official Book Launch for ‘An Unassuming County’

This Sunday on 11th January 2015

at 2.30 pm at Jordan’s Mill Biggleswade

we are excited to announce the book launch of Brian Kerr’s:

An Unassuming County – The Making of the Bedfordshire Countryside’ 

Published November 2014
Published November 2014

Brian will be there to talk about his book and to sign copies. Attendance is by invitation only but if you are interested in coming then we’d be delighted if you would email us at enquiries@eventispress.co.uk

More about Brian’s book can be found by clicking his tab at the top of this page.



Is it out with the old ways of selling books and in with the new?

The nature of publishing is changing, as are the outlets for selling books.

With so many indie bookshops closing, authors are trying a variety of approaches to reach new audiences. Diana Jackson has been fortunate over the years that she has been writing, to have book signing events on the island of Alderney, in Southampton, St Neots, Ampthill, Hitchin and Luton and she had a couple of Waterstones managers already showing an interest in her coming to them for an event for her Bedfordshire murder mystery ‘Murder, Now and Then.’

Why do authors enjoy book signing events?

  • They reach a new audience. They enjoy face to face conversations with their readers.
  • It raises their profile in a particular town.
  • In the case of ‘indie’ books it is one step closer to the bookshops selling their books. This worked especially well in ‘indie’ bookshops, but sad to say many of these have closed down now.
Diana's first ever booksigning event at Horatio's Ampthill which sadly is no more!
Diana’s first ever booksigning event at Horatio’s Ampthill which sadly is no more!

Unfortunately Waterstones, which is one of the few successful chains of bookshops with outlets throughout the UK, changed its rules, which is their prerogative of course.

Buoyed by two successful and enjoyable book signings at Christmas Fairs in Stotfold and Clophill, Diana was encouraged by such a warm response and not only that was pleased that she was also supporting local charities and groups too, and so it was a win … win situation.

Diana writes on her Facebook Page:

Diana Jackson’s Author page
“Since Waterstones have changed their rules about book-signings I’ve been looking for other venues to meet new readers and have certainly been cheered by the last two Saturdays at the Stotfold and Clophill Christmas Fairs. I have already been invited to attend one next May. One door closes … and another … now, if Waterstones change their mind they still know where to find me. Sad because I enjoyed my days in Southampton, St Neots and Luton Waterstones”
If you’d like Diana to do a book-signing in your store or at your fair then you are welcome to get in touch with us:
or to Diana directly at