Coming Soon: A Gift of Rivers

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!

REVIEWERS If you would like a copy please get in touch.

 

Proofs and attention to detail – no problem

The proofs for Stations have arrived from the printer, after spending most of this week fighting with my software to get the colours on the cover right, the first thing I spot when I open the envelope is that I’ve put the wrong price on the back. Frantic phone call to printer TJ International in Cornwall. No problem.

Then I spot a mistake (mine) on the VERY LAST PAGE. That can’t be let go. Frantic email to printer. No Problem. (Or as the main character in the Canada Water story  would say No Prob.)

I like my printers. Off to make the corrections.