Blog archive (December 2012)

Antler TV

Good morrow. Have been resting the antlers. A lot has happened since I last posted. KING CROW by Michael Stewart won The Guardian’s NOT THE BOOKER and we have sold the rights to this book and GABRIEL’S ANGEL to Russian Publisher AZBOOKA-ATTICUS, owned by the chap who now owns Waterstone’s, Alexander Mamut. Penguin Books USA are reading KING CROW too, with a view to publish, as are several European publishers. Alistair Sutcliffe, author of THE HARDEST CLIMB was invited to Buckingham Palace and there is now a Bluemoose book inside the throne room.

Big Issue in the North bonanza

We’ve been really lucky this month with coverage of our books and authors in The Big Issue in the North.

In their Shelf Space section they asked some leading authors to recommend their favourite reads. Amongst the authors are two of our very own, Benjamin Myers and Michael Stewart. Both PIG IRON and NOD get a mention in this article.

In the magazine itself there is a Q&A with our Canadian author Adrian Barnes. Why not make a vendor’s day and buy a copy?

My latest rant

Even if you visit this blog irregularly, you will know that I am not one to mince my words when it comes to my thoughts on publishing. I’m also not shy and don’t confine my thoughts to these pages.

Recently, Galley Beggar Press, a new and upcoming independent publisher from Norfolk asked me to write a few words about Bluemoose Books – it turned into a bit of a rant.