Friday, May 22, 2009

Try and help


As many of you will know, Jen and I have been struggling to keep Salt moving since June last year when the economic downturn began to affect our press. Our three year funding ends this year: we’ve £4,000 due from Arts Council England in a final payment, but cannot apply through Grants for the Arts for further funding for Salt’s operations. Spring sales were down nearly 80% on the previous year, and despite April’s much improved trading, the past twelve months has left us with a budget deficit of over £55,000. It’s proving to be a very big hole and we’re having to take some drastic measures to save our business.
Here’s how you can help us to save Salt and all our work with hundreds of authors around the world.


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

DirectorSalt Publishing

I bought a book - Peter Hughes's Blueroads

Michael Murphy RIP

Sad to hear the news of the passing of Michael Murphy. Condolences to Deryn and their two children. Obituary here and more here. Rest in Peace.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Poems published at Sunk Island Review

Extremely pleased to be published over at Sunk Island Review. The poems are here. Thanks to editor Michael Blackburn.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Three poems up over at Gists and Piths

Pleased to have three poems published over at the excellent Gists and Piths. The poems are here.