Arcane Publishing was born in July 2012, and in April 2013, we published our first book, I Am a Muse, by Carya Gish and attended our first literary festival!
We still have a lot to learn about the publishing business and we are taking things very, very slowly, especially as we prefer to support independent booksellers, don't publish e-books and don't want to get ripped off by big distributors and online shops.
So here is what we are going to do:
Carya Gish needs to find some time to finish that very late first draft of The Book of Thoth... This is what happens when authors need to work at something else to pay the bills! But we are adamant that our second novel should be out by next December, and therefore The Book of Thoth will be out next autumn.
Some further work on our publishing plan will involve planning for The Right Place, including applying for an Arts Council Grant - if we manage to understand the very complicated application form... We would like this book to be published in early 2016 at the latest.
Also next year, we will be promoting I Am a Muse and Arcane Publishing in London and expanding the second-hand book side of things.
Arcane Publishing will book stalls at various events over the next year, some will be in collaboration with Matt ArtPix, but we also would like to book our own space whenever possible in order to give the imprint a little bit more visibility.
We will be doing a book listing in this website ready for early next year.
And we need to think about the feasibility of an online shop!
In the meantime, head to Carya Gish's blog where she will carry on blogging about writing, culture, music and more in the next few weeks...
See you all in 2014!