I Am a Muse is officially published today! And a little news flash is in issue 14 of Level 4 magazine, the magazine for local culture vultures!
To celebrate, I will be taking two weeks off and head to Dorset away from the computer. But this will not be a completely lazy holidays: my third novel, The Right Place, will be set in Dorset - so I'll be taking some notes! - and I will also be working longhand on my second novel, The Book of Thoth, which has been feeling slightly neglected of late...
I Am a Muse has had a first review in and a bit of press (there's more to come soon!).
Go to the Review and press page .
If you wish to purchase I Am a Muse, please go to the PURCHASING OUR BOOKS page on the Arcane Publishing website where you will find all the details you need.
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.
Glyn Pope, Founder and Organiser of St. Clementin Literary Festival, France
My lovely friend at La Magicbox, a French music website for which I have been writing a lot since 2000, has done a little news flash about the publication of my book. It is in French, though... MAGICBOX NEWS They might even put a review on there next month...
I have actually started writing about music again, although it will not be as full on as it used to be... I have done a profile of the Alt-Fest festival, a fantastic new festival that will take place in Kettering in August 2014, and I have just sent in my first CD review in four years! I am rather rusty, but it's good to be back!
ALT-FEST PROFILE ARTICLE ON LA MAGICBOX (in French and English).
So Arcane Publishing was at The Secret Vintage Fair at Colchester Castle last Saturday. It was the first time I Am a Muse was made available to the public at the special price of £6 (instead of £7.99) and this was pre-publication! I Am a Muse was on display on Matt ArtPix's super stall!
Granted, people don't go to a vintage fair to buy books. But these events are well attended - this particular fair was a massive success and the venerable castle was absolutely packed! - and are an ideal place to do a bit of advertising - and we think the book fits well with the vintage and handmade ethic. Constance Blackwell's The Pleasure Gardens is a club night that pays tribute to vintage! (And Matt ArtPix has designed the I Am a Muse cover, plus all the promotional material for the book!)
The Book of Thoth will be even better for these types of events - set in the 20s, with time travelling, Victorian jewellery, a manor house full of history, alchemy labs and strange antiques...
So... The fair... Quite a few people read the poster, some others picked up a flyer, a few took a flyer away with them, some others put the one they were looking at back on the table when I told them they were free and they could keep them... Thank you to the people who were brave enough to buy the book!
Please do send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org!
I will add a review/feedback page on the Miss Gish website as soon as I get anything to put on there...
From 15th April, I Am a Muse will be available to buy from The Book Inn in Leigh-on-Sea.
Arcane Publishing will be attending a few more events in the forthcoming months, sharing a stand with Matt ArtPix. I will post more details about these on this blog and on the PURCHASING OUR BOOKS PAGE on the Arcane Publishing website.
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