Matt ArtPix has been hard at work on the style sheet for The Book of Thoth. We still have a few things to sort out, but it is looking good...
More to come soon...
Arcane Publishing is going abroad for a week to do a bit of market research for the imprint and (maybe) stock up on some great ephemera and second-hand books for our stall.
When we're back, we will get ready for our first vintage and antique fairs of 2014 and book some more!
In other news, Draft 2 of The Book of Thoth is under way, and Matt ArtPix is trying out a few typesetting ideas for the book... We are really excited about our second publication!
The first draft of The Book of Thoth is now finished!
Go and have a look at Carya Gish's BLOG for more details...
A lot of things are happening and we still hope to be able to publish The Book of Thoth, our second title, in December 2014!
The first draft of a synopsis for The Right Place is now up on Carya Gish's website. The background story is coming up nicely, but a lot of research will have to take place in 2014.
We will have an update about The Book of Thoth later today.
Arcane Publishing has decided not to approach any more independent bookshops for I Am a Muse. It is far too time consuming, and we are not convinced that there's a lot in it for Arcane Publishing.
So instead, we will carry on selling the books ourselves face to face - alongside our second-hand books.
The trick is to find events/markets in London that would take on book stalls! We really wanted to try the Goldsmith Row book market this spring, but it looks like it's not happening this year. We'll be looking into Spitalfields and Brick Lane in the first instance. First email has been sent to Old Spitalfields market... We are looking at starting in December 2013/January 2014...
Wish us luck!
*Update 26/07/2013: it looks like I Am a Muse might make an appearance at the Old Spitalfields Market in December. No date yet, but I will post it when I've booked in November. This will be a good trial for us, and if it proves to be a positive experience, then Arcane Publishing might trade regularly in the East End! :-)
Arcane Publishing has just purchased The Insider's Guide to Independent Publishing published by the Independent Publishers's Guild.
Concise and clear, it covers the basic aspects of setting up as a publisher today. We will be using it as a guide and reference from now on...
I Am a Muse is officially published today! To celebrate, Arcane publishing will be taking two weeks off and head to in Dorset away from the computer.
We've had a first review in and a bit of press and there will be more to come, so we have created a Review and press page on Miss Carya Gish's website.
If you wish to purchase I Am a Muse, please go to the PURCHASING OUR BOOKS page.
You can buy the book in person at The Book Inn in Leigh-on-Sea, our local independent bookshop. In person too, you can come to one of the events we will be attending in the forthcoming months (all the dates are on the purchasing our books page).
You can also buy the book online via paypal.
So here at Arcane publishing, we have been thinking, planning, plotting and getting our little hands dirty - literally.
We will be working on the promo material for I Am a Muse over the forthcoming weeks; so far on our list, we have:
business cards - these have been designed and ordered!
some handmade flyers - greetings cards format with the synopsis and snippets of the book inside.
press/promo release - the final draft has been approved and will be sent out tomorrow with a few books... We might be able to get some reviews/quotes in over the next months or so!
bookmarks - we've designed it, now we need to find a printer!
address labels and stickers - if we have to send the book to our customers, we will make sure the packaging is engaging!
I Am a Muse promo booklet - this for events/literary festival(s); we would like to offer a few extras to go with the book, maybe a few extracts together with some artworks, photos, objects, collages, etc. that would provide an extra visual dimension to the story. We already have quite a few ideas...
And we are looking for independent (book)shops that could stock the book... This will take time, but we will get there!
Please keep an eye on the Purchasing our books page. We hope to start adding events/bookshops on there as soon as things get confirmed, and we will keep adding stockists on in the forthcoming months.
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