The mighty people over at Demain Publishing and me chatted about my new chapbook Magic, the writing process, writers I like, and myth, magic and mayhem. I also reveal my secret fetish. Join us: https://demainpublishingblog.weebly.com/
These guys are new but have already come up with an impressive publishing schedule with their ‘Short Sharp Shocks!’ chapbooks, identified by their simple and uniform cover designs from the talented Adrian Baldwin. Magic will be 23rd in this series.
Ebook release date for Magic has been set for May 10th, and there may be a pre-sale opportunity.
There’s a little something spiritual about being in the vicinity of a working piece of machinery: its heat radiates; its smell permeates; the clattering, chugging, almost orchestral clanking of metal on metal, drive and punch initiates a settling hypnotic calm.
We were at Dean Press today enquiring about printing choices for the chapbook, Rewilding, when we were treated to the impromptu operation of this renovated 1975 Heidelberg letter press machine. What a piece of kit!
We’re now deciding on a selection of papers and weights, covers and colours, and giving a little extra thought to the limited edition print run. Keeping the materials used in the production in-line with the thematic undercurrent of the story is important to us, and this includes having a natural feel to the product.
Bos will be designing the cover plate, and there’s a good chance this Heidelberg will have a part to play in the production of Rewilding.
If you would like to see footage of the Heidelberg in operation, then please go to my Facebook page (link in the margin).
Met up with the legend that is Mutartis Boswell the other night, talked about art, horror, writing and the oddity that is Cerne Abbas – I’m not kidding that is a weird place! We also discussed publishing, and I’m stoked to announce plans for a collaboration with this talented artist to publish a very special chapbook for you all.
More to come on that one. In the meantime go check out Bos and let him know that Nash sent you.