Hello to our third weekly blog!
Posted in Neem Tree Blog on September 7, 2019
It’s been another eventful week at Neem Tree Press. We’ve been rushing to finalize book covers, finish off copy editing and proofreading on our next few books, dealing with the logistics around sales, distribution and publicity, making new book acquisition decisions and, although exhausted, loving every minute of it. While getting on with the business of publishing, we’ve been bemused and alarmed by the state of UK politics and wait to see what will transpire on an hourly basis.
In the meantime, the first in our middle grade adventure series, The Three Hares: The Jade Dragonball by Scott Lauder and David Ross, was published on September 5th! David and Scott have done a couple of very interesting interviews on the creative process:
Keith Carter, author of The Umbrella Men, gave a fabulous interview on The Authors’ Show:
Next week we are gearing up for the publication of our second book by Palestinian author Ahlam Bsharat, Trees for the Absentees, superbly translated by Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp and Sue Copeland. And Douglas Irving, translator of Distant Signs by Anne Richter, will be presenting the book at The Institute for German Studies’ conference at the University of Birmingham titled ‘The GDR Today’. As we approach the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall this November, it is sobering to contemplate that the two sides are still not truly one. Here is one article that is an informative read Lingering divide: why east and west Germany are drifting apart.
Until next time!