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I'm working with a friend email@example.com to put 15 independent British Authors in a new
popup store in Brick Lane area of London. Anna is setting up the store for up
and coming designers.
The shop is on Cheshire Street, just off Brick Lane, opening
on the 15th of August (although the launch party is likely to happen a
week later, simply too many things to organise at once).
There will be a mix of design products, including fashion,
accessories, jewellery, prints, photography, home ware and interior design. In
terms of books I would like to create a shelf dedicated to new British writers
and have between 3 and 5 titles there each month. The shop will stay open for 3
months so there will be an opportunity for max 15 writers to get involved.
In order to create interest Anna is giving authors a
special deal (only for writers though), £87 per calendar month (£20 per week)
per title. She's not VAT registered yet so won’t add VAT on top of this. Please
note there is a charge 10% commission from sales to cover the cost of card
terminals and transactions. You are welcome to bring in as many copies as you’d
like as I have a large basement for extra stock.
This is a great opportunity at not a lot of money to put your
books in a store and get exposure to a captive market.
If you are interested and want to get involved please
contact myself firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
As the second novel makes it to print the question arises
whether this is better or worse than the first.
It’s easy to believe that the first novel, A Very English
Reason, packed with storylines, packed with agendas and long thought through
characters cannot be repeated. All my ideas packed into one story.
The thing you learn about writing though, is that whilst
themes can be common and reused, good characters and stories create their own
histories. It is therefore the case the more you write, the more stories you
have to tell. One book leads to another and the need to over cram story lines
dissipates. You know you can write, all you need to do is write better.
A Hierarchy of Reason is the result of knowing the process
of writing a book and getting to the end will happen as long as you keep
writing. This gives me the confidence to think more about what I want to
achieve and how the characters live, because the book will take care of itself.
Writing like any process works better with practice. Will
the next book always be a better book? I don’t always think that is the case
but I think every book will have something you learnt from the last one and
should mean that you apply it to producing a better product.
Looking forward to seeing A Hierarchy of Reason in the hands
of readers and hearing whether they think what I do, that whilst A Very English
Revolution is a good read. This one is better.