Imagine my (very nice) surprise when I opened The Sunday Times Magazine today - I buy The Sunday Times every Sunday, and yes, I know it's owned by Rupert Murdoch - and I stumbled on a 6 page-long feature about Southend and how it's become the boom town, especially thanks to its arts scene!
*Update*: You can read the full article on Metal's website HERE.
Tomorrow, I will be sharing Matt ArtPix's stall at Bobby's Girl Vintage fair in Chelmsford.
I will be selling I Am a Muse at the special fair price of £6, as well as a great range of pretty special second-hand books.
Go to the Arcane Publishing BLOG for a small selection of the books that will be on sale.
I have decided not to approach any more independent bookshops for I Am a Muse. It is far too time consuming, and I am not sure there's a lot in it for Arcane Publishing.
So instead, I will carry on selling the books myself - alongside my second-hand books.
The trick is to find events/markets in London that would take on book stalls! I wanted to try the Goldsmith Row book market this spring, but it looks like it's not happening this year. I'll be looking into Spitalfields and Brick Lane in the first instance.
*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 me, and if it proves to be a positive experience, then Arcane Publishing might trade regularly in the East End! :-)
Unexpectedly, I have had the past two days free of work and have been able to write a whole scene of over 1,200 words.
I still don't think I will be able to stick to my initial schedule - i.e. completing the first draft by August 31st - but tonight, I am allowing myself to be slightly more optimistic.
In other news, I have posted a scan of the I Am a Muse review that appeared in the Village Green special edition of Level 4 Magazine in the Reviews and press section.
Yay! I've always said that e-books were an aberration.
There is a brand new blog on the Arcane Publishing website about our projects over the next few months...
I am chuffed to bits, today...
This afternoon, I got some more stock for my book stall.
Not only that, but I came across a copy of Shakespeare's As You Like It, but not just any copy...
On the cover, it features the initials "O.A & L.B". Inside, one can find two lovely pictures.
The title page tells us:
I have done a little bit of research and it looks like the initials refer to Oscar Asche, a Norwegian-Australian actor, producer and director who worked on the Australian and English stages, and his wife, English actress Lily Brayton. They are the people in the pictures, and they were very, very big indeed in the theatre world!
This copy refers to the time when Asche and his wife managed
His Majesty’s Theatre in Haymarket, London (they had become managers of The Adelphi in 1904).
I have only found one listing for this book on the internet: HERE. Does that mean that it is pretty rare?
I love it when this happens.
I haven't touched The Book of Thoth for about a month... During the week, I've had some work to do - the bills need to be paid! - and at the weekend, well, we haven't been home much, lately.
I haven't got time to write a long blog about it, but I'm a lucky girl because Matt ArtPix took the plunge yesterday evening and posted a wonderful blog full of lovely pictures summarising our busy month...
Expect a cute pooch, some steam engines, a masonic hall, some classic cars, a church tower and a few pictures from the Village Green festival.
Our last vintage fair of the summer is next week and in August, we do not have any events planned. We will be taking a break to write and create.
Matt ArtPix has a few events lined up for the end of the year so go to his NEWS PAGE for more details!
There was a lovely review of I Am a Muse in the Village Green special edition of the culture magazine Level 4.
I will post proper scans of the review in the Reviews and press section of this website later this week.
I think therefore I write.
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