bookgazing: (i heart books)
bookgazing ([personal profile] bookgazing) wrote2012-06-25 12:02 pm

Announcement: Small Press Fortnight Blog Tour

As some of you might know, I spent one day a week interning for Peirene Press from April to mid-June this year. I had a great time working for this small publisher and ever since I started I knew I’d want to spend some time talking about what I did, what I learned and what ideas this experience has inspired after I finished working there, so I’ve been planning a Peirene post for a while. Then, as I spent more time in the world of small publishers I started thinking about how many other small presses do interesting, exciting work and how many bloggers I know absolutely love the books small companies put out.

And lo, a project was born. From Monday 2nd July to Sunday 14th July a bunch of lovely bloggers will take part in the ‘Small Press Fortnight’ blog tour, by posting about their favourite small publishers, or putting up reviews of books produced by small presses. I’ll be hosting the master schedule here at Bookgazing and linking to each new post as it goes up, from 9th July, so that you know which blogs to visit if you’re interested in learning more about small publishers.

I’ll also be posting a couple of times myself (two whole posts, I know - amazement). I’ll tell you a bit about interning for Peirene and then review their latest novella ‘The Murder of Halland’ by Pia Juul.

We still have a few posting spots open on the official tour schedule (I feel like we should have a tour bus, with a hot tub, champagne and groupies to go along with this schedule, but no such luck) if you’d like to take part. Just e-mail me at bakerjodie at googlemail dot com and I’ll tell you which dates are free. If you can’t commit to a specific date right now (I know summer is a busy time) I’ll be putting out an open invite to anyone who fancies getting involved by talking about a small publisher at the beginning of the fortnight, so you can spread the love on your own schedule.

See you next week for the launch!

(Anonymous) 2012-06-25 11:11 am (UTC)(link)
Woop woop can't wait! Verity

[personal profile] mdbrady 2012-07-01 11:38 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd like to be part of your small press fortnight and write about Spinfex Press in Australia.