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...
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 details about the fab literary festival that will take place in Leigh-on-Sea in November have been released! It is organised by arts organisation Metal and curated by artist and author Rachel Lichtenstein.
It is "a small, intelligent and thought-provoking festival. It takes place in various outdoor and indoor venues at the heart of the fishing community of Leigh-on-sea on the banks of Thames Estuary, at the point where it officially becomes ‘open sea’. This unique festival aims to provoke discussion, re-awaken senses, excite the adventurous spirit and explore new literature about the sea."
Arcane Publishing will be involved in this event but we cannot say anything until everything has been confirmed!
In the meantime, we will keep posting updates here, on the Carya Gish website and on Facebook.
For more details, go to THE SHORELINES PAGE ON METAL'S WEBSITE.
"Highlights in 2013 include: multi-award winning nature writer, Robert MacFarlane (current chair of the Booker Prize) on Britain’s most dangerous path, the Broomway; Mercury Award winning folk singer, Sam Lee bringing his own take on sea shanties; pop historian Travis Elborough (Wish You Were Here) on the British Seaside; Man Booker shortlisted author Deborah Levy with Swimming Home; a mixed-media installation by The SeaWomen of Korea by Greek artist Mikhail Karikis; award winning author and broadcaster Philip Hoare discussing the recently published The Sea Inside (BBC4 Book of the Week); noir crime fiction author Cathi Unsworth reading from her novel Weirdo set in a fictional seaside town, a multi-media film/performance of Swandown with cult writer Iain Sinclair, artist Andrew Kotting & musician Jem Finer; a special performance of Britten’s children’s opera Noye’s Fludde in the 100th anniversary year of his birth; French-Norwegian performance poet Caroline Bergvall (currently exhibited at Tate) with DRIFT her interpretation of Saxon sea poems; an afternoon of readings and talks by contemporary non-fiction writers exploring the unique landscape of the Thames Estuary, including Ken Worpole; Dr Jules Pretty (winner of Angel Prize) and Greek writer Julian Hoffman on the unique landscape of the Hoo Peninsula; The Fishwives Choir; local author Syd Moore (The Drowning Pool) set in the Essex coastline; an alternative audio walk exploring historical tales from the Estuary by US artist and writer Justin Hopper; films; writing workshops for both children and adults and much more."
Arcane Publishing will be visiting The London Book Fair next year. We won't have a stall (at £300 per square metre, this is not something we can afford to do! Even the "New Title Showcase" is out of our reach, at £180 a pop...).
We will just go as visitors and will keep our ears and eyes open.
We are also thinking about bringing Arcane Publishing to Facebook. Maybe...
In other news, draft 1 of The Book of Thoth is coming on nicely, if slowly.
Carya Gish hopes to be starting on draft 2 from October onwards.
We are preparing our appearance at Shorelines: Literature Festival of the Sea that will take place in November.
Arcane Publishing is also developing a few non-fiction ideas at the moment, we'll keep you posted on this...
Finally, we have made some decisions about distribution. For the forthcoming year, Arcane Publishing will carry on distributing the books, but when the time comes to publish The Book of Thoth (next autumn), we will probably try and deal with one of the big distributors in order to bring Arcane Publishing's titles to a wider public. Watch this space!
Arcane publishing is now off to Devon for a few days...
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.
We at Arcane Publishing, have always thought that e-books were an aberration. We do not publish e-books!
For the past ten months or so, Arcane Publishing has been testing the waters as a seller of second-hand books, and we love it so much that we will be expanding that side of the venture in the forthcoming months.
Over the summer, we will add a new page to this very website and start listing the wonderful second-hand volumes we have for sale.
We are planning on having our own stall at events from 2014, but in the meantime, go to our Events page to see where you will find Arcane Publishing and Matt ArtPix sharing a stall!
In more exciting news, we have now sent Carya Gish's biography and author photos - taken by the ever wonderful Matt ArtPix -to Metal Southend; we have been told they will be used for the promotion of the Shorelines literary festival online and in printed literature. We are thrilled to be part of what promises to be a cracking event!
More news about it hopefully soon!
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