Monthly Archives: January 2013
Starting up a new, small publisher is a romantic thing, of that there is no doubt. The idea of choosing books I love and think other people will love and putting them out there to be made or broken by the market is exciting, a little scary and, so far, great fun. But there came a moment last week when the romance faded away and a rather more prosaic part of the job kicked in.
Of all the surprising and memorable moments I’ve had since John Sweeney and I first started talking about his Scientology book more than eighteen months ago, one stands out. It came at The Church of Fear’s launch party last week, when a friendly, middle-aged man asked me to sign a copy of the book.