A Purchase On This World
A communique from Chris Hamilton-Emery, of Salt Publishing, who have recently been in dire financial straits. Due to the recent recession, the revocation of Arts Council grants, and in spite of implementing a raft of innovations ahead of the majority of UK poetry publishers, talk has been made of axing all forthcoming titles in 2009. Salt have been probably the most daring poetry publisher in the UK for the 10 years they've been operating, and have given the most thorough support to the British and international avant-garde - something attested to by their back catalogue, which contains substantial titles by John James, Tony Lopez, Denise Riley, Geraldine Monk, Allen Fisher, John Kinsella and Robert Sheppard, as well as work by more mainstream (and often brilliant) poets such as Jane Holland, Luke Kennard, Michael Hulse and Andrew Philip:
JUST ONE BOOK
1. Please buy just one book, right now. We don't mind from where, you can buy it from us or from Amazon, your local shop or megastore, online or offline. If you buy just one book now, you'll help to save Salt. Timing is absolutely everything here. We need cash now to stay afloat. If you love literature, help keep it alive. All it takes is just one book sale. Go to our online store and help us keep going.UK and International
2. Share this note on your Facebook or MySpace profile. Tell your friends. If we can spread the word about our cash crisis, we can hopefully find more sales and save our literary publishing. Remember it's just one book, that's all it takes to save us. Please do it now.
With my best wishes to everyone