Due to a cold, I was out of the office recently, which meant I missed our birthday… Yes, ladies and gentleman, Scorpius Books turned 3 at the start of June,
Our latest article is now live on The Bookseller website, talking about all things hardback and why they’re the marmite of the book world… but do they have to be? Hardbacks still have their fans, but are publishers missing out on the opportunity to create hardbacks that readers actually want to read?
We were the 1st trade publisher in the UK to produce dyslexic-friendly fiction for adults (there’s many indie authors out there doing it already which is brilliant! ).
I don’t say that we’re the 1st to show off or to wave my hands in the air saying ‘look at me!’, but to highlight the issue that publishing has a very long way to go to be truly inclusive and accessible.
The pavements have suddenly become carpeted with conkers where I live (among the slushy leaves and crushed acorns), which can only mean one thing… Christmas is on its way! Eeek!
I was pondering this over the weekend so thought I’d post it for no other reason than it may help someone. Here, for what it’s worth, are some tips for brand new book publishers or booksellers…
Phew, that’s Marketing Week over and done for another month! I think I’ve drunk enough coffee to sink a ship!
Darkness Forbidden has picked up some fine reviews over the last couple of months (of course, we would say that, but hey: judge for yourselves…):
Maybe we should branch out into book holders… hmm. Is there a need for such a thing?
Sometimes I sit here in the office, staring out the window at the horizon (I think it’s called procrastinating!), fighting against Imposter Syndrome…
More dyslexia friendly books heading off from the printer to their new homes (both bookstores and readers alike). We’re on a roll, ladies and gentleman!
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