Published by Ayintri Yayinlari
A huge thank you to all who visited the greenbirds stand (Y285) in Earls Court 2, London Book Fair ‘09. It was great to meet you all.
Thank you to the greenbirds staff for their hard work over the 3 day event.]]>
Part 1 - Discussion on being dubbed the ‘Asian Bridget Jones’, being longlisted for The Book to Talk About 2009, the challenge of being both Publisher, Author and Illustrator of the book Part 1(mp3)
Part 2 - Discussion on the trials and tribulations of trying to find a lifetime partner incl. seemingly important issue of physical appearance & speed dating, followed by a brief synopsis of the book and a reading from Chapter 5 - You are better off single!Part 2 (mp3)
Part 3 - The light hearted opening chapters of the book. Extract from Chapter 3 First StepsPart 3 (mp3)
Part 4 - The cathartic experience of chapters 7-10. Nasreen speaks of her breakdown and reads extracts from Chapter 9 Lean on Me, a poetic tribute to friends everywhere.Part 4 (mp3)
Part 5 - The one that got away … Extract from Chapter 22 Oceans ApartPart 5 (mp3)
Speaking on BBC Radio Manchester (mp3)
view pdf of article in the Dumfries and Galloway Standard Re:vu
Former student of Luton Sixth Form College, Nasreen Akhtar takes a trip down memory lane!
Daily Telegraph article of 17/20/2008 discussing the ‘Most Worth Talking About’ books - as part of World Book Day 2009
Living the Dream article by Nasreen Akhtar
“Nasreen Akhtar is the perfect example of living her dream. She’s a publisher and writer whose first book Catch a Fish From the Sea ( Using the Internet ) has been chosen from hundreds of submissions to reach the long-list in the annual World Book Day,Books to Talk About 2009, an initiative honouring books that don’t simply entertain, but give scope for discussion and greater food for thought. The shortlist will be announced on 30th January, but whatever the outcome, this is a glowing first chapter in Nasreen’s career. Here she tells us how she began her remarkable journey.”
The rocky road trip to finding love …]]>
From the organisers of the Spread the Word campaign:
Thousands of books are published every year, and only a small percentage makes the mark that it should.
The World Book Day team team asked publishers large and small to submit books they thought deserved to reach a wider readership – most specifically those that would make good subjects for discussion, those that don’t merely entertain, but give greater food for thought.
Catch a Fish from the Sea (Using the Internet) was voted into the Final Top Ten.
Reader reviews here]]>