Bye, bye 2016!
Well, that was a bit of a year…. Musical icons dropping like flies, the politics of hate on the rise, and the (unsurprising) news that a quarter of a million people in Britain are homeless. Jeez.
Meanwhile, we carried on quietly selling our great stories to discerning readers. It may not seem like much in the grand scheme of things, but it’s what we do.
City Baby continues to sell round the world – there’s a substantial number of copies in New Zealand after the GBH tour there early this year – and both our print and Kindle editions of our books keep ticking over.
We also had a first for us: Ignite author Carl Stanley was longlisted for the Polari Literary Prize 2016, amid fierce competition and some stellar writing. This was well-deserved recognition for his book Kiss & Make Up, which is a glorious romp of a read, the story of a schoolboy from Smethwick who ends up as make-up artist to the stars.
For the background to the book, here’s a video of Carl explaining how he came to write it,
so make yourself a cuppa, settle down comfortably and watch it here.
Thanks to some sterling effort on the part of the Ignite cyber-elves (they pride themselves in their ability to surf the wildest corners of the interweb and return unscathed) the temporary glitch caused by upgrading our postage plugin has now been resolved!!
This means that – wherever you live in the world – you can order our books via our online shop and pay via Paypal. Easy as you like. If you don’t have a Paypal account, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll email you back and see what we can sort out.
Cyber-elves status: currently sipping cold drinks in hot sunshine and playing canasta. That’s how they roll.
Two new books!
We know that some of you prefer the convenience of digital reading over the traditional printed word.
We still think books are better if you’re reading in the bath, though.
So to help you out, we started the year by making kindle versions of two of our books.
More news about that here.
In other news…
more bees bigger bonnets is the latest volume of poems from Steve Pottinger.
It’s available on the website now. You’ll find it here.
You can read some of the reviews here. Others are on his website.
Kiss & Make Up has been given glowing reviews by Marc Almond, Toyah Wllcox, and Lorraine Kelly.
It was officially published on June 21st, and you can order it right now, by clicking here.
Buying from us is your cheapest, fastest option to get this book!
Prices on Kindle versions of all our publications have been reduced.
Those prices are staying down.
You can find out more about that here.
It’s our way of doing what we can to help your money go further.
***City Baby sells out again. And again! ***
A lot of people think this is the best book we’ve published so far.
It’s certainly been our most successful.
The first print run completely sold out in just a few months.
Then the second edition did the same.
Now the third edition has done it, too!! This means we’re onto the fourth edition!
Thank you to everyone who’s bought it and enjoyed it.
We’ve written a blog about it here.
If you’ve been living under a rock and have no idea what City Baby is,
click on the links to read the magazine articles, the reviews from readers, and from Louder Than War and see what all the fuss is about.
The third run is with us now, so to order a copy, just click on the image below.