We’re still here and have plans to entertain you

There’s been some bad news in the book world, Gardners, the major wholesaler who supplies most independant booksellers has shut up shop for the forseeable. (Yes, this is C-19 related.)

This means it will be even harder to get books out to the public. We are however in the fortunate position of having the estimable NBNi as our distributor, which means bookshops can get books direct from them, if they have an account. All the big shops and quite a few of the smaller ones do. Phew!

WE ALSO HAVE BOOKS HERE.

Not in massive quantities, but enough to see us through of most titles. Yo can order direct and we will post them out to you, so long as they will fit through the post box slot, and so long as you have a large enough letter box. A couple of books might not suit – Outcome is probably ok, The Dowry Blade probably not.

Head over to our shop…

If for any reason our stocks dry up, or the royal mail goes into meltdown, we have ebooks available from your usual supplier, some reduced to 99p for the duration of the lockdown, and we are converting the poetry, which wasn’t converted before for format reasons, the first of these titles will be available 10th April with more on 17th and the last lot, the ones I think will be most difficult to work with electronically, on the 24th.

In the meantime we are working out ways to keep you happy.

We are organising some guest blogs from our writers, and some of them have offered to video readings. We are also getting them to interview each other. Some of these interviews will be video links (when I work out how) and some will be text based, but if you’ve always wanted to ask onr of our writers a question, we invite you to send some in! If there’s a particular author or poet you want to answer the question, let us know, and we’ll do our best. You can comment on this post to ask your question.

 

Time and Tide anthology crowdfund reward

Crowdfund countdown: 7 days to go!

The official launch of the Time and Tide Anthology is 21st March, but we are producing a special LIMITED edition for the festival, for the authors and for the crowdfund! At the moment it looks like there will be 250 copies, but it depends how many people choose it as their reward for supporting the crowdfund.

For those of you who like their reading electronic, an ebook will also be available, but this will be the standard edition of the book.

20 short stories and 46 poems with bonuses not included in the official version, this special edition wil not be available through bookshops.

If you would like to support our crowdfund and get a special editon, or an ebook, have a riffle through the crowdfunding site!

crowd fund rewards for Time and Tide – books

Crowdfund countdown: 9 days to go…

AND SOME NEWS: Kickstarter have given us one of their ‘projects we love’ badges. Isn’t that lovely!

Now then, back to business. Books. Of Course. But not just any books – these are Solstice books – obsessed with time, the turning of the earth, and the changing of the seasons. Stories and poems for the dark time of year.

Support our crowdfund for this year’s Solstice Shorts Festival, Time and Tide  by buying one of the previous anthologies:

2014 – Solstice Shorts: Sixteen stories about TIME

2015/16 – Shortest Day, Longest Night

2017 Dusk

2018 Noon

If you would like to support our crowdfund and get one of these lovely books, have a riffle through the crowdfunding site!

 

August Bank Holiday Sale NOW ON

August Bank Holiday,

00:01 Saturday 24th August through to 23:59 Monday 26th August BST

10% off all physical books

with this single-use-per-customer code

KKNLMB22OSSL

That’s an ‘O’ not a zero. If you don’t use the code, you won’t get the discount.

There is also free postage in the UK at the moment. We will start charging postage soon – basically the next time we print a catalogue, which is likely to be September/October, so you might want to order before that happens.

Enjoy!

August Bank Holiday Sale coming soon

We thought we’d give a bit more warning of this sale than the last one, to give you a chance to decide what you fancy and remember to place an order… Don’t try yet!

August Bank Holiday,

00:01 Saturday 24th August through to 23:59 Monday 26th August BST

10% off all physical books

with this single-use-per-customer code

KKNLMB22OSSL

That’s an ‘O’ not a zero. If you don’t use the code, you won’t get the discount.

There is also free postage in the UK at the moment. We will start charging postage soon – basically the next time we print a catalogue, which is likely to be September/October, so you might want to order before that happens.

Enjoy!

We are crowdfunding for Solstice Shorts Noon

I hate asking people for money, but at least Crowd funding can be fun, and the generosity of our authors in coming up with novel rewards is a constant pleasure.

We hope to announce our final line up of stories and poems tomorrow, but in the mean time…

This is a fast crowd fund, less than a fortnight to go already, so please, if you are thinking of supporting this year’s Solstice Shorts, Noon, don’t dawdle! We didn’t try to get arts council funding this year (to be honest still recovering from last year’s epic fundraising) so the festival is modest, locally funded as far as possible, and short – Noon, after all, despite how long it takes a clock to strike 12, is only a second long, blink and you missed it. So please don’t blink!

Because we are on 6 sites (Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Carlisle, Ynys Mon, London and Cork) there will still be a book, which will be published on 21st March – for the spring equinox, and this is one of the rewards:

If you would like to preorder a copy of this book, or buy one of the previous solstice shorts books

head over to the crowd fund on kickstarter.

Crowdfund rewards for readers

READERS:

Pledge £5 or more in our Crowd fund to support the Solstice Shorts Festival 2017 (Dusk) and get one of our #Arachne5 booksthe first 5 books we published:

Or all of them for £25!

Arachne Books as crowd fund rewards for DUSK

Readers: Pledge £10 or more in our Crowd fund to support the Solstice Shorts Festival 2017 (Dusk) and get …An Arachne Book

It’s what we do! Have a book, why not? Perfect presents for your reading friends.

Includes:

Short Stories

  • Liberty Tales
  • Shortest Day Longest Night
  • Happy Ending NOT Guaranteed
  • Solstice Shorts: 16 stories about time

 

Poetry

  • With Paper for Feet
  • The Don’t Touch Garden
  • Foraging
  • The Other Side of Sleep

 

Young Adult Fantasy Novels

  • Devilskein & Dearlove
  • Brat

 

Books from Frances Gapper – Crowd fund rewards for Dusk

I keep saying how generous our authors are – they really are! With 4 days to go here’s another offer for you. Head over to our crowd fund to support the Solstice Shorts Festival 2017 (Dusk) to take advantage. There is only one of each of these.

Pledge £15 or more for a Signed copy of  ‘In The Wild Wood’

Arachne Author Frances Gapper is offering a signed copy of her new collection of short stories In the Wild Wood (Published by Cultured Llama)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pledge £16 or more for a copy of  ‘Matchbook Stories 4’

Another offer from Frances: a copy of TINY collection of short stories Matchbook Stories 4 (Published by Ex Machina) which includes one by her. It isn’t quite as little as a matchbook, but not far off – Not signed as it is still sealled in its shrink wrap.

It’s #ReadABookDay let’s make it easy #Arachne5

As part of our fifth anniversary celebrations (8th Sept! Party!) we have reduced the price of our first 5 books to £5.

get them here.

bookshops – we’ve set up with our distributors NBNi that you can get these books at trade discount to sell for £5 too!