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

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

This week, we will be mostly reading...

Yep, as reported yesterday, our fiction project is going full steam ahead. At the moment, we are working on the final manuscripts from Roz and Stephen and it is great for us to see that they have enjoyed such a useful development process with their respective mentors.
Both writers showcased their work at the Hexham Book Festival recently, where they went down a storm to a very appreciative audience. I’m sure they were as moved as I was to receive such feedback and have an audience laugh, smile, nod and cringe along in all the right places. It made me more confident in the project and it felt good to see Roz and Stephen beginning to establish themselves as credible writers in the region.
So, at Tonto Towers this week and into the next few, we are re-acquainting ourselves with the finished manuscripts and putting them through final processes before sending them off to print. Personally, I think the project has been a tremendous success so far as we’ve seen two works produced to a very high standard by using the best mentors possible. Credit to all those involved – it has been great to be a part of it. Of course the hard work starts now as well... promotion, publicity, selling...
Both are available for pre-order on amazon.co.uk.


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