The moment the book becomes ‘real’ for me as the publisher, is when I hold the ‘running sheets’ in my hand. These are an actual print of the book, unbound, sent from the printer for quality control purposes.
That’s the point I start gearing up for publicity and all that jazz.
As on this occasion the arrival of the running sheets has coincided with the last week of LGBT History Month, it is appropriate that the book in question is Kate Foley’s love letter to her wife, A Gift of Rivers.
Kate has to be in Amsterdam when the book is due out, so there will be a pre-publication ‘launch’ on 5th April at the lovely Gay’s the Word. Everyone welcome.Books will actually be available from us, by the end of March so feel free to preorder.
And Kate will also be speaking at the London Book Fair Poetry Collective at 17.30 on Tuesday 10th April.
We are looking at whether we can have an official launch-day party in Amsterdam on 26th April!
We had a great evening at Gay’s the Word – thank you to Uli & Jim – and despite Kate’s determination to walk out of shot, we have some video – where it got silly, with just a sleeve on show, there’s audio instead.
Here’s Cherry reading a bit about family from The Dowry Blade, chosen specially to link with Kate’s themes, and not read elsewhere.