The second proofs of The Book of Thoth have landed on Miss Gish's desk and will be checked in the forthcoming days. Things are looking really good!
We have added a cast of characters and a lovely map of Whitemoor Hall so readers can find their way around the estate. Also, in the story, Dimitri, one of the main characters, spends his time drawing maps of the house; we thought it would be a rather nice touch to add our own map to the book!
Here's the official poster for the next event Arcane Publishing will be attending: The Southend Book and Arts fair at the wonderful Forum, which is Southend award-winning shiny new library and art gallery.
Arcane Publishing will have a stall next to our designer Matt ArtPix, and we will be concentrating on entertainment, young readers, fantasy and sci-fi (more details about our stock will be revealed before the event!)
We will be selling copies of Carya Gish's first novel I Am a Muse at the special event price of £6 (instead of RRP of £7.99) and we will be promoting her next novel, The Book of Thoth, to be published later this autumn (unfortunately, it will be not printed on time for the fair!).
The Arcane Publishing team is looking forward to it!
The British Library has an exhibition about Gothic Literature on from 6th October to 20th January 2015, Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination.
Our second novel, The Book of Thoth, is a Gothic Novel, and will be published this autumn... Perfect timing, we say! And of course, we will go...
Miss Gish is now starting work on Book 3, The Right Place, set in Dorset. Read her blog about it HERE!
We have a draft publishing schedule for the book, but lack of funds might mean that this will have to be amended. As it stands, we are aiming for a pub date of November 2017 (!).
This is the optimistic schedule, by the way. Lack of funds might force us to change this on the way.
On our short break over the weekend, we found the perfect display background for the promotion of The Book of Thoth.
Apparently, it does genuinely come from Egypt (i.e probably a tourist market around sharm el-sheikh)!
But we were on the lookout for something that would spice up our stall when we get the printed copies back from the printers, and this looked like the ticket. So it's coming to a stall near you this autumn!
A few posts back, we optimistically stated that The Book of Thoth was on track... Well, it's not anymore... Life's got in the way as it usually does.
Miss Gish is still doing some corrections and slight amendments to the first typeset proofs, and everything will have to be checked before it goes back to Matt ArtPix for the second round of proofs.
Everyone at Arcane Towers deserves a break, and that's just what we are going to do soon...
We were planning on getting everything ready to go to the printers before our fortnight in Dorset, and we can see now that this is not going to happen...
We do not want to rush things, because we want to put out the best book we can with our limited means.
We hope that we will have the hard copies of the book with us by early November, hopefully on time for the So Vintage London market at Old Spitalfields in November and the Alexandra Palace Antiques and collectors fair in December.
We are also thinking about increasing our presence at Old Spitalfields, perhaps with a monthly double stall at So Vintage London from next year and then from this autumn (on time to catch the Xmas shopping crowd!) maybe a weekly single stall on Wednesdays.
We might as well develop our online bookshop from early next year - We will keep you posted...
Arcane Publishing and Matt ArtPix had a great day at So Vintage London at Old Spitalfields market yesterday. The truth is that this is probably our favourite market!
The logistics are incredibly easy (get into car/A13/arrive), you get a buzz the whole day because you are in the middle of that fabulous city that is London.
Our pitch was fantastic, with a lot of space to get creative with our tables and create a colourful and attractive stall. We had changed the layout of the stalls and we had tweaked our stock - and we had a lot of interest, people really looked and browsed and even asked us when we'd be back, which is fantastic.
Unfortunately, we cannot post any pictures of the day as WE HAD FORGOTTEN OUR CAMERA! But trust us, the stalls looked fab.
I now need to stock up on more books about vintage fashion and classic icons - my "Marilyn Monroe in fashion" book lasted less than an hour on the stall!
We hope to be back at Old Spitalfields market on November 1st (we booked some holidays and a local event ages ago for September and October!).
But Matt ArtPix and Arcane Publishing have been discussing the possibility of getting a monthly slot at Old Spitalfields in order to build up an audience/custom from 2015. Watch this space!
Arcane Publishing and Matt ArtPix are delighted to announce that they will be returning to the Alexandra Palace Antiques and collectors fair at the iconic London building on Sunday 7th December 2014! The fair has new organisers, International Antiques & Collectors Fairs Ltd who will be working on improving the event even further.
We had a great time last year at Ally Pally (read Miss Gish's blog about it HERE).
We hope to have our freshly printed copies of The Book of Thoth on sale there!
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