Leaflets and business cards at the ready! We’re very excited to be going to The Only Way Is Indie, the indie publishing event hosted by Mother’s Milk Books, at the Nottingham Writers’ Studio this Friday 26th February.
“This event will see various local (and not-so-local) publishers come together to discuss the benefits of independent publishers for both writers and readers, as well as outlining their publishing aspirations for the future. The panel will be chaired by Dr Teika Bellamy of Mother’s Milk Books and Sara-Jayne Slack of Inspired Quill. The publishers will be welcoming questions put to them, and there will be a bookstall as well.
So far, Inspired Quill, Mother’s Milk Books, Bird’s Nest Books, The Emma Press, Five Leaves Publications, Wild Pressed Books, Three Drops Press, Arundel Books, Unthank Books, Stonewood Press, Five Leaves Bookshop and Pewter Rose Press have confirmed attendance.
Refreshments will be available.”
The event is from 7.30 – 9.30pm, it’s free and no booking is necessary, so do come along and say hello!
Nottingham Writers’ Studio
If you do, please let us know! We’re absolutely flat out working on our current titles so we’re afraid that at the moment we’re closed for submissions, but we’d be happy to hear your plans and let you know if it’s something that would fit our lists.
We’ll be opening again in a few months’ time…
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When we do open we’re going to be looking specifically for fiction titles for adults and for young adults. Maybe you’re a budding crime writer, or you have an idea for a great thriller. Perhaps romance is more your scene, or something totally different…
As a social enterprise…
…we’re particularly looking to publish books that feature groups and communities traditionally underrepresented in fiction, and to support new or emerging writers, or writers from our local area – Fenland in North Cambridgeshire. It’s fine if your book appeals more to a niche market than the wider public, as long as it’s well written and engaging.
If you’d like to check whether something you’re working on might be of interest to us, you’re welcome to contact us and ask, but please don’t send any samples at the current time.
We’re very excited about the books we’ll be bringing you over the next few months, and really looking forward to opening again for some more wonderful submissions.
In the meantime, we best crack on. These books aren’t going to publish themselves!
We are very excited to be working on more books that are planned for publication next Spring.
The Wrong Adventure
The much anticipated follow up to ‘Who’s Not In School?‘, by the same author/illustrator team of Ross Mountney and James Robinson. Harry’s digging in the garden and doesn’t want to stop. How far will he get?
Left: James demonstrating his illustration at an event
Tales from my Home Education Notebook
Ross Mountney’s new book for home educating adults, in which she presents a collection of articles and blog posts she has written over the years, all updated and with new material in addition. The 52 chapters provide a weekly boost for home educators to inspire and encourage.
The Hospital Hoppities
When you’re in hospital so often it’s easy to get fed up and bored. But things can certainly become more interesting when you discover the Hospital Hoppities!
A book especially for children and families for whom hospital is a place where they spend a lot of time…
Written by Charlotte Hartley-Jones, illustrated by Anita Kariba.
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