Salt Publishing are having a sale.
Times are hard for all and small publishers are really feeling the pinch. If you are in need of a good read, do please consider Salt as your first port of call. You don't even have to leave your desk - they have an excellent online shop. You could buy my short story collection Nude (plug plug) or, if you write, Short Circuit, their guide to writing short fiction. Or if you are a poetry nut, Jane Holland's Camper Van Blues. Look, there are hundreds of worthy titles on there - pop over for a browse.
On the subject of plugging ones own work, I came across a great quote, which all writers need to bear in mind, no matter how much they resist the notion. I've written an article for the Spring issue of The Stinging Fly on this issue called 'The Writer and the Internet'. Coming soon!
Here's the quote (it's from Marion Maneker here):
“The success of a book is dependent upon the ceaseless hard work and self-promotion of the author. More than any other aspect of the book business, this is what constantly surprises outsiders: It's all on the author. Sure, the publisher can add some luster and oomph, but without a strong author promoting a strong idea/story/concept, a book will just sit there, inert.”
Inert. Now we don't want inert books, do we?