last posting day for Christmas delivery… or is it?

Thinking you’ve left it too late to send an Arachne book to a loved one, or to get it delivered to you in time to wrap it up?

Not necessarily.

All our books post as large letters, so we can get it them the post TODAY or Monday and it should in theory arrive in time. And if you live sufficiently local to us, we’ll hand deliver – provided your letter box will take an A5 envelope. (SE3, SE4, SE6, SE9, SE10, SE13, SE14, SE23, SE26)

Or you can come along to Solstice Shorts on Monday and pick up an armful!

Highly recommended Christmas reads available from our shop:

Seasonal…

Arachne Press Solstice Shorts full COVER

 

For younger readers (9+) (Signed copies available)

Devilskein full cover print

 

 

 

 

 

poetry (Signed copies available)

dont touch garden Full cover final PRINT FILE

the last day of crowdfund

On the last day of crowd fund, the crowd funder offered me
100 Arachne Press books
50 flash fiction greetings cards
30 books of lies
20 solstice badges
19 Longest Night Badges
19 Solstice T-shirts
5 Invites to a Book Launch
4 Original prints**
3 books signed by authors***
3 Professional edits
2 ‘handmade’ stories
and undying gratitude

This Crowd fund ended at 8am Tuesday 1st December GMT but we are continuing here with a rather simpler offering, which will run until the day so it’s not too late to up the funds. Then we can pay the performers closer to the going rate than currently. We are determined we will pay them as much as we can!

** only 3 left

*** 3 authors, at least 7 copies of the books left…

Crowd fund books to support Solstice Shorts 2015: Longest Night

So, you know we’re a publisher, right? So obviously we sell books. However, any books ordered through our Crowd Fund Site between now and 1st December will directly support our Longest Night Event.

We have short story anthologies: (Award winning )Weird Lies, Lovers’ Lies and London Lies (buy all three for £25, or separately for £10 each) also Stations and Solstice Shorts: Sixteen Stories about Time all at £10

lies books

We have poetry anthology The Other Side of Sleep also £10

We have SIGNED copies of Mosaic of Air by Cherry Potts (Short Story collection), Carnegie Nominated Devilskein & Dearlove by Alex Smith (YA Fantasy Novel) and The Don’t Touch Garden by Kate Foley (Poetry collection)  all at £15

Devilskein signed

All make excellent christmas (or Solstice!) presents. You have until MONDAY 1st December to support the Solstice Shorts Festival: Story & Song for the Solstice.

 

Signed books for crowdfunding Longest Night

Want something a little bit special for a Christmas present?

What about a book signed by the author?

we have 7 remaining signed copies of The Don’t Touch Garden by Kate Foley

dont touch garden signed

20 Devilskein & Dearlove (signed book-plate, Alex Smith is in South Africa!)

Devilskein signed

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 Mosaic of Airmosaic signed

Order your copies here, and help make Longest Night happen.

‘The Don’t Touch Garden’ books have arrived

Did you offer to review Kate Foley’s new poetry collection, The Don’t Touch Garden?

Did you preorder a copy?

Then watch out for a parcel headed your way… The printer just delivered…dont touch garden booksFeeling left out? Order your copy now. They won’t be available in the shops until October, get yours early.

dont touch garden pile

July happenings

Arachne will be trundling about this month – founder Cherry Potts is speaking at St Leonard’s Salon on 20th July (That’s St Leonard’s near Hastings) south coast friends, and anyone who’d like a trip to the seaside, it would be lovely to see you! Alix Adams will be there too, helping to read extracts from various books.

On the 26th we are at Bookwood pop-up book fair along with lots of other small indie publishers, at Netil Market in Westwood Street E8 (Near Broadway Market). It’s handy for the Overground, so we are hoping for fine weather and are in discussion as to whether there is somewhere practical for Stations authors Bartle Sawbridge, Rosalind Stopps and Wendy Gill to read to you. We hope so, as it will be very close to Arachne’s 3rd birthday, and we like to celebrate in style! Come along for special birthday offers, and signed copies.

 

REVIEW of Solstice Shorts Anthology

Those nice people over at Sabotage have reviewed Solstice Shorts: Sixteen Stories about Time

read the review here

They have particularly pleasing things to say about Helen Morris, Robert Shearman, William Davidson, David Mathews, and David Turnbull.

SOLSHORTS HALF SUN TOP

If you enjoy the review and want to try the book for yourself you can buy it direct from our Shop, or if you are in the Bath area, come to our reading at Oldfield Park Bookshop, 43 Moorland Road, Bath, BA2 3PN on 22nd April, at 7.30 where you can listen to stories, buy the book and get it signed by at least three local authors, and have a glass of wine at the same time. more info 01225 427722

 

February Sale offers from Arachne Press

Traditionally the sale happens in January. Well, we decided to have a February sale instead.

loversliesFINALcover front only

You can now purchase a copy of Lovers’ Lies, post free in the UK for  £5 through our SHOP until Valentine’s Day, Saturday 14th February.

For the rest of February you can buy a set of Liars’ League titles, London Lies, Lovers’ Lies and (award Winning) Weird Lies for £26 (normally £29.97) again, post free in the UK.

And until they’ve gone, you can buy a Solstice Shorts T-shirt for £5 we have at least 2 in every size, but once they’ve gone, they’ve gone.

lies special offerSAYL model Tshirts

 

Solstice Shorts the book – they’ve arrived

The perfect christmas gift! The book of the competition – contains stories by all four judges, plus the twelve winners of the competition. All these stories will be read live at the festival on 21st December. Order your copy/ies now from us via Inpress or ask at your local bookshop.

solstice shorts the book

Coming to the festival? You can collect your order from us on the day and get your book signed by as many authors as you can track down – they will have badges.

The Other Side of Sleep books have arrived

other side of sleep actual books

Advance copies of The Other Side of Sleep. cover design copyright Zoe Lee

Nothing furnishes an office like a pile of fresh off the press books, especially when the lead poem just won an award, and the covers are so shiny and dramatic.

If you preordered, your books are on the way. Official publication date 25th September. You can order now from our sales partners Inpress.

If you asked for a review copy, it’s on its way. If you’d like a review copy, let us know.

And a quick reminder of launch readings in Oxford 30th September, London 1st October and Brighton 2nd October. More information to follow…