Saturday, 23 May 2009

Salt Publishing

I know only too well how difficult it is to keep a small press going. We rely on sales and on subscriptions to keep afloat. The Yellow Room Magazine is also funded by competition entry fees.

Sally Zigmond and Jane Smith have brought to my attention the difficulties Salt Publishing is having keeping the wolf from the door due to the economic downturn. Salt publishes beautiful books - both novels and short story collections. Can you help them stay afloat by purchasing just one book? Please read the following:

As many of you will know, Chris 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.JUST ONE BOOK1. 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.2. Share this note on your 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 youJenDirectorSalt Publishing


Joanna said...

Thank you. I've now ordered one of their books of short stories and am looking forward to it.

Penny A said...

I found a poetry book that was just what I was looking for!