A blog from Tonto Books, featuring musings from the publishing world and some occasional special guest appearances.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Season's greetings

Apparently, the entire publishing industry shuts down over Christmas. That's news to us, but it's probably the right time to say we hope you have a great Christmas!

If you're not one of the 1,200 people who has already downloaded our free Tonto Christmas Stories e-book, you can still do so until the end of December. Why not print it out and read it by the Christmas tree with a mince pie and a glass of eggnog?!

Thanks for supporting Tonto Press in 2006. You can read about what we got up to over the year here.

Have a great 2007!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

More Burglar's bits

A nice double-page feature on The Burglar's Dog in the current issue of The Crack. Click on the image to read it.

There's also a feature on Tonto in the latest Writers' News - see it on our media page. The article is slightly confusing in that it announces Pete Tanton as the New Novelist project winner but then invites further submissions - to clarify, the novelist project is finished and no further novel submissions are being sought. We are, however, accepting short story submissions here.

Monday, December 11, 2006


The Burglar's Dog Christmas Promotion Push Badge Giveaway continues apace. Gary Taylor tells us he has persuaded "at least three people" to buy the book, and, more impressively, claims to have handed out copies of reviews "to muppets queuing to get into Mood". Dave Lynn from North Shields has recommended the book to the lads at work. "Do I qualify?" he asks. "Please, please let me qualify, I've never won nowt in me life." Henry Holden from Low Fell has sent emails and spread the word. And John Conway from Newcastle posted a review on Amazon and wrote about the pub quiz on his blog. Apparently he won it. The quiz, not the blog. Can YOU do better than these hardy TBDCPPBGers? You'd have to think so. See here for more details.

Friday, December 08, 2006

FREE short story anthology

Pretty self-explanatory - click on the ad for full details.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

The Burglar's Dog Christmas Promotion Push Badge Giveaway

Or TBDCPPBG for short. It's your last chance to get a Burglar's Dog badge FREE, no purchase required! All you need is a bit of creative thinking... We'll post the best efforts here on the blog. Get full details here.

Monday, December 04, 2006

And the winner is...

We're delighted to announce that the first name pulled from the hat (okay, it was actually a rather tatty envelope) and the winner of the signed copy of The Burglar's Dog, plus a snazzy enamel badge, is Linda Wada from Oregon, USA. We'll be remortgaging Tonto Towers to send Linda her mighty prize via Airmail today.

Friday, December 01, 2006

The Burglar's Dog sketch book part 5

Below is the last of the Burglar's Dog cover sketches by Garen Ewing. Click to enlarge.

Also, because it's Friday, here's a chance to win a signed copy of The Burglar's Dog personally scrawled upon by author Mark Jones plus one of our much sought-after Burglar's Dog enamel badges. To be in with a chance, just email us your name and address here with the words "dog compo" in the subject line of your mail, before midnight on Sunday. Good luck!