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Creadeo #5 Re-gifting the gift of reading with Mailbooks For Good. Also, see our post about it here.
Creadeo #4 The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts author Dr Gary Chapman appears on Oprah's Lifeclass and oprah discovers her love language. The book has sold more than 900,000 copies and is headed for a million after Dr Chapman's Oprah appearance.
In this video, Dr.Chapman explains how knowing which love language your partner speaks can transform your relationship. Couples across the country demonstrate how this concept brought their marriages back from the brink of divorce. Plus, The View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck—one of Dr. Chapman's biggest fans—explains how the book changed her marriage.
Creadeo #3 - Putting some Hope back into the community
Tim Costello is a national living treasure, the Head of World Vision Australia and something of a moral conscience for Australia. Concerned about the debilitating negativity that has crept into Australian public life, Tim has sought to balance this by collecting inspiring and thought-provoking stories of hope from all around the world. From encounters with the Dalai Lama and Barack Obama, through to stirring moments shared with the hungry and the suffering, Tim’s stories are a celebration of love, faith and life. Listen to Tim talk about new book Hope.

Creadeo #2 - The best beard in writing
Thomas Keneally's The Daughter of Mars was recently reviewed by Cread and now you can hear the author speak about writing this outstanding novel. His answer as to how he decides whether to treat his meticulously researched material - as fiction or non-fiction - is instructive to any budding historical writer. And of course his beard continues to be outstanding in its own right...

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Creadeo #1 - The next JK Rowlings?
It's unlikely Samantha Shannon will do low-budget video interviews such as this in the future after the 20-year-old Oxford student landed a seven figure book dealing with Harry Potter publishers, Bloomsbury. Her first distopian novel called, The Bone Season is set in 2059 and features a "rampant clairvoyant" who is captured by the repressive government and held captive in the secret-city of Oxford. Watch Shannon describe her books and also discuss those that inspire her.