Thursday, 20 August 2009
The Northern Book Award
Today I'm meeting the director of a northern lit festival, and the head of a creative writing course at a university for coffee and a chat about The Northern Book Award. Our designers have come up trumps with an utterly compelling design for Bluemoose's next title, Falling through clouds. I will speak to the Moose IT department and try and load it up on here over the next couple of days. Laura Brudenell , who looks after Moose PR will be sending it to newspapers across the land and some monthly magazines. We have already had interest from a national newspaper and a magazine that sells trillions a month, so fingers crossed. It is a fantastic read but in these troubled times every new author needs some review coverage or column inches to get the word out. We can't compete with massive discounts to the high street retailers , so we need to go at it slightly different and hope the reader will come along with us. And then its on the road, touring with the book to speak to every readers and writers group in the land. Car loaded up with pies and a rack of CD's and point ourselves to the North, East, South and West.