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Weekly Publicity Bulletin

18th June 2018


Galley Beggar


Featured book: Lucia, £9.99

Alex Pheby's Lucia had two excellent reviews this week. The TLS called the novel 'startlingly orginal...intensely moving', while the Irish Times said that it set 'the standard not only for intellectually uncompromising fictional biography but also for rigorously questioning narrative experiment'.




Featured books: Jerusalem, £16.99 & Bloke's Progress, £12.99

Great news for Knockabout, as the French edition of Jerusalem has won the esteemed Prix Laure Bataillon de la Traduction.

Bloke's Progress was also mentionedon BBC's Saturday Review podcast by Tom Sutcliffe.


Reel Art Press


Featured book: This is No Dream, £39.95

This is No Dream: Making Rosemary's Baby was featured online at Hunger this week, with sample pages from the book appearing alongside the feature.




Featured books: An Unkindness of Ghosts, £11.99; Beautiful Music, £14.99; The Moment Before Drowning, £16.99 & We Are the Clash, £15.99

A hefty week of press for Akashic, by the looks of things. An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon received coverage from San Francisco Review of Books, with Melissa Lockaby noting that Solomons deftly handles 'today’s racial issues by dipping into the past to create a story set in the future without sounding like it’s a lecture on morality.' The book also won CLMP's Firecracker Award for Fiction, and was reviewed in no fewer than five other outlets.

Meanwhile, Beautiful Music racked up a whopping 11 press spots this week, including coverage in Washington Post, Wall Street Journal,Daily Tribune, and O, the Oprah Magazine_ among others. Midwest Book Review called it 'An exceptional, engaging, and compelling read from first page to last.'_

The Moment Before Drowning and We Are the Clash were both featured in Kirkus Reviews (here and here), while the former landed a starred review in Publishers Weekly. We Are the Clash was also reviewed in Publishers Weekly here, and received coverage in Library Journal.


Feral House


Featured book: The Despair of Monkeys and Other Trifles, £21.99

Francoise Hardy's memoir The Despair of Monkeys and Other Trifles was covered in the latest issue of Gonzo Weekly.


Avery Hill


Featured book: The Great North Wood, £9.99

Tim Bird's graphic novel The Great North Wood has done very well for itself. The book has been covered in 13 outlets of late, including Lambeth Life and Southwark News. Bird has also given an interview to Pipedream Comics, which is available here.


Myriad Editions


Featured book: Redemption Ground, £9.99

Redemption Ground was featured in The Bookseller, with particular attention paid to Lorna Goodison's blending of the political and the personal.

No Exit Press


Featured books: All The Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of the Wire, £12.99; The Emperor of Shoes, £16.99; Ten Year Stretch, £9.99 & The Ways of Wolfe, £8.99

All The Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of the Wire was featured on Emerald Street this week, as part of their Reading Room. Meanwhile, The Emperor of Shoes landed a review in The Jerusalem Post, Catholic Herald reviewed Ten Year Stretch, and Nudge-Book said that The Ways of Wolfe is 'right up there with the best of American crime writing.'


Melville House


Featured books: Trump / Russia, £17.99; Strange Stars, £20.00 & Habeas Data, £25.00

Trump / Russia was reviewed by Carlos Lozada for the Washington Post. Elsewhere, Jason Heller's Strange Stars was covered by Starburst and Tor.com, with the former calling the book 'an impressive guide'. Habeas Data was included in the New Yorker's in-depth coverage of privacy and personal data here.



Featured books: You'll Never Walk, £15.99; World in Motion, £16.99 & Russian Winters, £20.00

Andy Grant's You'll Never Walk was covered in The Mirror this week, as well as in the Crosby Champion. Grant was also interviewed by both Oncology Buddies and Radio City Talk.

World in Motion author Simon Hart had a full week of press, with interviews in Liverpool Echo, Irish Post, and BBC Radio Manchester among others. The book was also serialised in The Guardian.

Russian Winters was mentioned as part of The National's World Cup coverage.




Featured books: Fault Lines, £8.99; Snare, £8.99; Killed, £8.99 & Big Sister, £8.99

Fault Lines author Doug Johnstone was interviewed by The Writer's Block this week, and the book was also covered by The And Guide.

Recently, Snare received the Blood Drop Award for 2018 - the accolade for Best Crime Novel of Iceland. The novel was also featured in Promoting Crime, TVA, and Strong Words.

Elsewhere, Killed received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, and was also reviewed in Promoting Crime. Big Sister was covered by Bibliophile Book Club, the P Turners Book Blog, and Have Books Will Read.


PM Press


Featured books: Pictures of a Gone City, £23.99 & Against Doom, £11.99

Richard Walker was interviewed by KQED and Stitcher.com about Bay Area prosperity and Pictures of a Gone City.

Peace News analysed the strategies set out in Against Doom in their online review here.




Featured books: Theory of Bastards, £12.99 & A Winter's Promise, £13.99

The Big Issue called Audrey Schulman's Theory of Bastards 'an unsettling but endlessly interesting read from start to finish' in their review of the book. The novel was also reviewed in the TLS.

A Winter's Promise was included in The Bookseller as 'One to Watch'.


Feminist Press


Featured books: Against Memoir, £15.99; Love War Stories, £14.99; Training School for Negro Girls, £14.99 & The Restless, £14.99

If you can think of a publication, they've probably covered Michelle Tea's Against Memoir. The collection has been reviewed in The A.V Club, Nylon, Buzzfeed, and Lambda Literary Review to name just a few. The book was excerpted in The Rumpus, who also interviewed Michelle Tea, as did LitHub. Tea also wrote an essay for a recent edition of Lenny Letter.

Love War Stories was called 'both heartbreaking and insightful' by Publishers Weekly, and was also reviewed in Bustle, PopSugar, and Mitú.

Training School for Negro Girls was covered by Electric Literature, while The Restless was featured in the Globe and Mail.




Featured book: Facts and Fears, £25.00

Facts and Fears was covered in Wired, and was also featured in Time, and VOX.




Featured book: The Bridesmaid's Daughter, £9.99

The Bridesmaid's Daughter author Nyna Giles was interviewed by Fox News about her mother's story. The book was reviewed here by These Little Words.




Featured books: Malagash, £9.99; Scion of the Fox, £9.99; The Call of the Rift: Flight, £12.99 & Working for the Man, Playing in the Band, £19.99

Two ECW titles have been longlisted for the 2018 Sunburst Awards. Joey Comeau's Malagash has been longlisted in the Adult Fiction category, while S.M Beiko's Scion of the Fox made the list in the Young Adult Fiction category. Scion of the Fox has also been nominated for an Aurora Award.

In other ECW news, The Call of the Rift: Flight was reviewed in School Library Journal, and Working for the Man, Playing in the Band was reviewed by Library Journal.




Featured book: Rock Steady: Brilliant Advice from My Bipolar Life, £16.99

Win Wiacek at Now Read This reviewed Ellen Forney's Rock Steady, calling the book 'a superb tome'.




Featured books: Thomas Paine and the Dangerous World, £16.99, Are You Scared, Darth Vader?, £14.99 & Drawn Together, £14.99

Booklist reviewed both Thomas Paine and the Dangerous World and Are you Scared, Darth Vader?, calling the latter 'another success (sith-cess?) from Rex.' Drawn Together was reviewed in School Library Journal.


Event Diary


Michael Moorcock in Conversation with Hari Kunzru

Shakespeare & Company, Paris

5th July 2018

Event details here.


Orenda Books Launch Events at Waterstones


Oldcastle Books at St. Albans Film Festival

Oldcastle Books authors Robin Mukherjee, Lucy Baxter, and Karol Griffiths are each running an hour-long workshop based around their respective books at St. Albans Film Festival. Attendees will receive a free copy of the book, and more details are available here.


Jim Broadbent and Dix's

Dull Margaret

Academy Award-winning actor Jim Broadbent and Guardian cartoonist Dix have two events lined up for the last week of June to promote their graphic novel Dull Margaret.

The first will take place at Gosh! Comics on the 26th of June, with details available here.

The second, 'An Evening with Jim Broadbent and Dix' is scheduled for the following day at Waterstones Piccadilly Circus. More details can be seen here.

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