Author Brian Kerr’s New Books Have Arrived

This is a special moment for an author when all that work comes into fruition. Brian Kerr was understandably proud when his author copies of his latest ‘How to Value a Skylark’ arrived so he sent us this snap. We are looking forward to the on-line launch on

Wednesday 20th January

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It has been a long time away — Beds Country File

Eventispress Author Brian Kerr begins writing on his wordpress blog once more and news of his book launch:

The last blog on this site was in mid 2015. David Cameron was the Prime Minister; the word Brexit has seldom in the news; and pandemics were something that happened in the history books. Since then the world has changed and we are all coping with very different circumstances. The idea of the previous Blog […]

It has been a long time away — Beds Country File

 

Exciting News at Eventispress! How to Value a Skylark by Brian Kerr will be released in January 2021

Let’s look ahead towards a brighter New Year!

Eventispress are gearing up to a positive 2021 with the news that:

How to Value a Skylark

The Countryside in a Time of Change

by Brian Kerr

will be released on 20th January 2021

Author Brian Kerr asks these key questions as we face a new year and a new beginning for the world. Have we the courage to change things for the better?

“Will the British countryside cope with global warming, new farming methods and increased public access? Can rewilding landscapes and wildlife conservation be balanced against rural livelihoods?”

More news of this release in January.

That just leaves us to wish you a happy and safe Christmas and, if you are like many of us and will not be seeing loved ones until after a vaccination, our hearts go out to you all.

Eventispress News

Image from The Bookseller.Org

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BOOKSHOP

AUTHOR DIANA JACKSON

The Good News is that author Diana Jackson’s latest release MISSING Past and Present ~ Is Life Just a Roll of a Dice?

is now available for order through any good bookshop. We did not wish to advertise it until we were fairly confident that we could deliver to you.

Available on Amazon

Here’s a link to Diana Jackson’s latest newsletter which has details of the ISBN etc and a wonderful on-line review. 

She will be having a new release soon too. More details in the next post.

AUTHOR BRIAN KERR

Both of Brian’s books should be available in local bookshops in Bedfordshire now. If not, then please ask. They, too, can be ordered and your inquiry may prompt the shop to buy some more in.

It is early days though for bookshops.

Brian’s new release is on course for a date before Christmas and covers issues country wide, but none the less pressing environmental issues. A comprehensive study. More details shortly.

Here’s more about Brian and his other two titles:

  1. An Unnssuming County ~                                                                                        The Making of the Bedfordshire Countryside 
  2. A Certain Degree of Magnificence

THE FUTURE

We are in conversation with two new authors at the moment too. Our policy is to help each to find the right path for the author and so we’ll see, but we do like to support authors to follow their dreams.

An Honest Reflection on 2020 for Eventispress

                                     Those were the days!

Eventispress is just about holding on, but only just.

With the sad passing of Nigel Lesmoir Gordon in January and the beginning of the UK wide lock down just after Diana Jackson’s book launch of her new novel MISSING Past and Present, to say that it has been a tough year for us (and everyone else) is an understatement.

Our writers, on the whole, focus on real events to spread the word and sell their books, with numerous author talks to groups and on the radio, with fairs and charity functions and sales in places of interest. We have always had a ‘local’ feel to our tiny part of this industry although, over the years, we have enjoyed regular orders from bookshops such as Waterstones and other Indie bookshops, for which we are truly thankful. Unfortunately this plethora of activity, including orders, has ceased.

We do hope to release our books for bookshops again shortly, but up until now distribution channels have been limited to non existent. Even with bookshops opening we believe they are focusing on existing stock and ‘safe bets.’ Our aim has never been to rely on Amazon, but to support bookshops and other organisations too. As all of our worlds have narrowed, however, we have realised that our marketing model is lacking in tapping into this vast online market and not only that, we do not have the resources or profit margins to do so effectively.

But all is not lost!

What have we been doing apart from thinking of family and friends during this pandemic?

  • Since we often support charities, we have prepared and published a book of ‘Kinghorn Lunch Club Social Memories‘ compiled by Yvonne Georgeson. This was not only positive in itself, but a moral booster to the contributors, who were often isolated throughout this time.
  • Author Brian Kerr is working hard on his third book which we hope to release before Christmas.
  • Author Diana Jackson hopes to a special  little book close to her heart shortly. More on that soon, we hope.
  • We have experimented with Amazon Ads with a focus on USA and this was positive until there was a problem with spoof or maybe Phishing ads, which we did not set up. This has caused the process to be halted while it is investigated by Amazon. It remains under investigation well over a month later with no resolution. The internet is a wonderful but also a dangerous place it seems.

We have, unfortunately, had to say that it is just not the right time to publish the novel of a new author we had hoped to support. If he is able to keep faith with us, then hopefully we will be able to shortly, but we don’t want to publish a book if we do not feel confident we can support it to achieve the author’s expectations, however worthy the novel.

We are a collaborative and with this in mind we hope to be looking for another author to join us when the industry begins to pick up again. This person will not only be a good writer but willing to get involved with the day to day running of Eventispress. A ‘tall order’ we know! A More details of this in the autumn.

That just leaves us to say do keep reading and writing. I don’t know about you, but this lock down has been made all the more bearable with books!

Eventispress are happy to announce the publication of Kinghorn Lunch Club Social Memories

Eventispress and their authors are always enthusiastic to support community projects and this one is very special:

Out today on Amazon!

KINGHORN LUNCH CLUB SOCIAL MEMORIES

compiled by

YVONNE GEORGESON

This is a collection of memories, stories and favourite sayings of the members of the lunch club.

All profit for the sale of this book will go to The Kinghorn Lunch Club towards their social activities both within and following the lock down. The members have continued to have support from the committee throughout this difficult time.

The Passing of Author Nigel Lesmoir Gordon

It is with regret that Eventispress are announcing the death of author Nigel Lesmoir Gordon.

                   Nigel in the 1960’s

Our condolences to his wife Jenny and their family.

His books are in the process of being taken down from Amazon and Ingram Sparks, the printers and distributing company.

Any subsequent royalties will be given to charity.

Celebration of Book Launch just before the Lock Down

Author Diana Jackson was fortunate to be able to hold a wee celebration for the launch of her new novel

MISSING Past and Present

just before lock down.

Diana says, ‘it was a good-natured event, as all gatherings in Kinghorn are, summed up by fellow author and friend Hamish Brown who said,

“We will remember your celebration at Kinghorn Station Gallery fondly Diana,  as the last social event before lock down.”

The lovely thing is that out and about for our daily exercise we keep meeting folk (socially distancing of course) who bought a copy of the novel and they are full of praise for it.

“Couldn’t put it down,” said one.

“I had to stop myself from reading too much so that I could savour it. I looked forward to reading it everyday and didn’t want it to end,” said another. ‘

If you’d like to read Diana’s account on her own blog  then follow the link: www.dianamj.wordpress.com

MISSING Past and Present will be available to order through all bookshops as soon as is possible for the distribution to take place safely.

However, if you click on the link  Kindle version   then it will take you by universal link to the local Amazon site.

 

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