Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Too Many Magpies going ahead, and on schedule!

I am so, so thrilled be able to tell you that, as a result of the wonderful response so far to the Salt Just One Book campaign, my novel, Too Many Magpies, is going ahead - and on schedule, the beginning of October! (Which is such a marvellous relief, as I already have readings set up for it at that time.) Yesterday Jen began the typesetting and we are discussing layout, and we've chosen the photo (one of mine) which whizz designer Chris will work into a cover - quite a snap decision, that last, but I think it'll be perfect: luck, or sheer inspiration, is going our way! Really, my wonderful publishers, Jen and Chris Hamilton-Emery are nothing short of miracle workers, and I can't say how lucky I feel to have such a publisher in such a difficult time for authors, but also how indebted I know I am to all the poetry and short story lovers who have responded so magnificently to the campaign.

Thank you so much to all of you (and in particular, of course, thank you to those of you who have bought Balancing on the Edge of the World and sent it and other Salt story collections into the Amazon UK short story bestellers list). Do please keep passing on the word, as of course the future for Salt, and any further writing they publish, depend on keeping up this wonderful boost in sales.

12 comments:

Nik Perring said...

That's great, great, great news. Can we pre-order...?

Nik

Sarah Hilary said...

Wonderful news, Elizabeth! For you and for Salt, and for all the writesr and readers they have brought this far.

Elizabeth Baines said...

Thank you, Nik and Sarah, it is wonderful news, isn't it?

Nik, it will be possible to pre-order through Amazon eventually, but not yet. Salt don't have a pre-ordering facility on their own web site, but if you wanted to send them a note in the post with a cheque for £8.99, Jen says they'd pop one to you as soon as it comes back from the printer.

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pierre l said...

That is indeed excellent news! I shall also get a copy as soon as they are available.

Elizabeth Baines said...

Thank you so much, Pierre!

Tania Hershman said...

Brilliant, I am so happy to hear it! Can't wait to get my copy.

adele geras said...

Excellent news! Can't wait to read...

Elizabeth Baines said...

Thank you, Tania and Adele!

kate brown said...

So very happy for you!

Elizabeth Baines said...

Thank you, Kate!

Vanessa Gebbie said...

oooooh. Good. Congrats, E! One for the wishlist!!

Elizabeth Baines said...

Thanks, Vanessa - and good to have you back!