Lots of excitement at Eventispress as our sleek new-look website goes live today!
Thank you so much to fellow author at Eventispress Peter Arnold, whose debut novel we hope to launch later on in 2021!
Eventispress are gearing up to a positive 2021 with the news that:
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.
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
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:
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.
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?
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!
Author Brian Kerr sent this lovely bunch of flowers to say thank you Many thanks to Diana Diggins @ Eventispress from Author Brian
They were sent via Bloom and Wild, arrived beautifully packaged and amazingly popped through the letter box.
Only 99p until 19th July!
Eventispress has re-released an updated version of ‘Murder Now and Then’ by Diana Jackson to reflect the true state of the world in 2019 at the centenary of the murder of the Jersey girl who originally inspired Diana to write this compelling mystery:
Diana’s next mystery in the series will be launched this autumn.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
We wish our readers and authors a happy and successful 2018 and look forward to bringing at least three new projects to print this year.
OUR VISION As you know we are a cooperative and work together to achieve our goals, aiming to publish quality rather than quantity. Projects usually come to us by word of mouth and are often forwarded to follow a more appropriate route for the writer or the manuscript.
GIVING We welcome projects where there is an element of giving and are proud that our authors contribute to various causes with their time and part of their royalties. All projects are different.
NEW OPPORTUNITY We will be looking for at least one new author to join us this year ~ more details shortly, but that person will be quite special.
Author Brian Kerr of ‘An Unassuming County’ is please that his book continues to sell through Waterstones and other bookshops locally to Bedford. He writes of his recent successful talks:
“I have found the speaking circuit in Bedfordshire is lively and the most amusing and delightful recently was the National Farmers Union (Woman’s Branch )-a truly merry bunch who gave me dinner then bought £150 worth of books!”
Well done Brian. Great news!