Ballet NEWS : Kindle & Cupcakes – your backstage pass into ballet

December 13, 2010

Ballet, Ballet News

the amazon kindle e-reader next to a stack of books

The Amazon Kindle

Amazon’s top-selling e-reader, the Kindle is aimed at readers who want to get straight to the heart of a book – the content – rather than, say, those who like to see the cover of the book or the author’s photograph, smell the pages or actually ‘pick up a book’ to read.

It’s a neat way of getting to the content you want to read and being able to carry around with you literally thousands of books. You never lose them – once you’ve downloaded them they are available to you forever, even if you lose your Kindle. It’s thin and light – 241 grams, and with a screen entirely free of glare (which also means you can’t read in the dark) it’s a very different experience from reading something on your computer screen.

There are two versions – and the choice depends on whether you want to download books on demand, wherever you are, or not.  The basic model will cost you £109 and you can download as long as you are in a wi-fi area, and the £149 3G Kindle works anywhere there is a mobile signal.

It’s many good features include being able to make notes in the margins, mark extracts for future easy reference, bookmark pages and download a daily newspaper (great if you are away from home and the paper copies take a week to arrive).

In fact, Amazon sells more e-books than print editions.

With this in mind, along with reader feedback, Ballet NEWS has launched a Kindle edition of the popular ‘Cupcakes & Conversation with …’ series of interviews.

Just in time for Christmas, ‘Cupcakes & Conversation with…’ could make the perfect present for someone who has just bought a Kindle (or been given one as a present) and who might have missed out on some of the Ballet NEWS Cupcakes interviews over the past couple of years.  Also, it won’t break the bank !



From the back cover :

“The grit and the glamour; your backstage pass into ballet.”

It doesn’t matter whether you are new to ballet, a teacher, dancer or someone who just loves ballet, there is always something inspirational about reading how the professionals do it. What is it like in a company, and what does it take to get there ? Perhaps they have a trick to do with wearing pointe shoes, or a way of handling nerves, and for the first time, ‘Cupcakes & Conversation with …’ Professional Dancers brings together a gripping selection of interviews with professional dancers from companies around the world.

‘Cupcakes & Conversation with…’ Professional Dancers presents inquisitive, surprising, funny, insightful and above all helpful ideas, thoughts & advice directly from successful professional dancers including : Tamara Rojo, Maria Kochetkova, James Whiteside, Bennet Gartside, Daria Klimentová, Mara Galeazzi, Robert Curran and Dusty Button.

Brought to you by the author of the popular website Ballet NEWS, this book gives you a backstage pass into the lives of ballet dancers - the grit and the glamour - giving you a unique insight into what it takes to become the best you can be.
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From the back cover :

“The grit and the glamour; your backstage pass into ballet.”

It doesn’t matter whether you are new to ballet, a teacher, dancer or someone who just loves ballet, there is always something inspirational about reading how the professionals do it. What is it like in a company, and what does it take to get there ? Perhaps they have a trick to do with wearing pointe shoes, or a way of handling nerves, and for the first time, Cupcakes & Conversation with …’ Professional Dancers brings together a gripping selection of interviews with professional dancers from companies around the world.

‘Cupcakes & Conversation with…’ Professional Dancers presents inquisitive, surprising, funny, insightful and above all helpful ideas, thoughts & advice directly from successful professional dancers.

Brought to you by the author of the popular website Ballet NEWS, this book gives you a backstage pass into the lives of ballet dancers – the grit and the glamour – giving you a unique insight into what it takes to become the best you can be.

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3 Responses to “Ballet NEWS : Kindle & Cupcakes – your backstage pass into ballet”

  1. Couture Carrie Says:

    Kindle is very cool!
    I also like reading books on the iPad!

    xoxox,
    CC

  2. Diana Mieczan Says:

    It sounds really cool:) Hope you are having a great week sweetie
    Kisses

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