Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ancient Egypt in an Hour

I have recently compiled a concise history of the 3,000 years that the ancient Egyptian culture existed and prospered in the Nile valley. The 10,000 word or one hour read is illustrated and provides an overview of the subject for those busy people who do not have the time or patience to wade through lengthy volumes on the subject. Below is a press release that describes the ebook and the series of History in an Hour. I highly recommend you to look into

Ancient Egypt In An Hour

LONDON - For immediate release

A new iPhone app on Ancient Egypt has been launched this week by History In An Hour and specialist electronic publisher Collca.

Available from Apple's iTune and iBook stores, Ancient Egypt In An Hour by Anthony Holmes is three thousand years of Ancient Egyptian history summarised in just sixty minutes of reading: hieroglyphs, mummification, Tutankhamen, Rameses the Great and Cleopatra are all here - and much more in just one hour.

The title is targeted at commuters, students and the curious who want to learn the facts and context about Ancient Egypt but don’t have much time. It features an engaging narrative, photos and timeline.

Founder of History in An Hour, Rupert Colley established the ebook series after he built an impressive but largely unread library of history books. He spotted a gap in the market for an introductory but straight narrative that could capture the essence of a subject with comparatively little effort.

"Many people want an introduction to different periods of history," he said, "but don’t always have time to read daunting books of 600 pages with 35 page introductions."

History In An Hour takes you straight in, to the point in sixty minutes, with no embedded links to divert the attention. Then, having absorbed the basics, the reader may feel inspired to explore further.

Ancient Egypt In An Hour is the eighth in the History In An Hour series of ebooks to be made available as an iPhone or iPad app, or eBook.

Mike Hyman, Managing Director of Collca said:

"We had been looking for highly relevant eBook partners to work with in producing apps and found History In An Hour. We are very pleased with how the partnership has worked to produce Ancient Egypt In An Hour. Other titles from the series include World War Two In An Hour, Nazi Germany In An Hour, The Cold War In An Hour and 1066 In An Hour."


"The format certainly makes for an ideal ebook ... This is the way of the future of history publishing." Andrew Roberts, historian.

"Can I just say at this point that I think the idea of ebooks you can read in an hour is a fantastic one?" Editor, History Times.

"I must congratulate you on a great idea." The Army Children Archive.

"By the time my train journey was over I genuinely felt more knowledgeable. Good stuff, I look to the other titles coming out." Buyer review on the App Store.

"I really like the history in an hour series. Feel like I'm reading a million pages a week now." Twitter follower.

"I've just used a couple of your free to download resources and I was hugely impressed with them." History teacher, Wales.

Collca is a brand-new electronic publisher specialising in book-derived and other reference and educational apps initially for the Apple iPad, iPhone & iPod Touch.

History In An Hour ebooks can be downloaded from, Apple's iBook store, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords and Stanza on various different e-book formats (MobiPocket, epub, Sony Reader, Palm Doc, and Apple's iPhone and iPad.


Rupert Colley (History In An Hour)

Mike Hyman (Collca)

Anthony Holmes (Author)


  1. Seems quite interesting. I will definitely be checking it out. I just highly doubt that ancient Egypt can be summed up in an hour ;)

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