Thursday, May 21, 2009

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:


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
Chris Hamilton-Emery
Salt Publishing


Blogger steve said...

Alas, because of the downturn, I can't afford to spend on anything other than food, rent and bills.

May 22, 2009 at 7:10 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

Hm. Ironic.

May 23, 2009 at 1:54 AM  
Anonymous Kenicky said...

Well done about getting the last place on Avante-Guardes (I don't care how you spell it, look how avant gard i am beeeing]

May 28, 2009 at 9:00 AM  
Blogger Dan said...

Why thank you, Nick. I'm also rather pleased with/smug about it myself. (And also, if you really feel like being avant, I'd suggest dropping any semblance of grammar, either ;)

May 30, 2009 at 3:40 PM  

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