31st Aug 2012
For Books’ Sake Turns Two!
Happy birthday to us! For Books’ Sake turns two today, so we’re getting the weekend started with booze and birthday cake. There’s been too many highlights to count over the past couple of years, but here are a few of our favourites:
R.L. Stine saying he loved our Point Horror feature. Bidisha saying we should have our own paper magazine, cultural festival, TV and radio network, prize scheme and full-on touring roadshow (we’re working on it).
Taking For Books’ Sake to festivals and putting on our own events all over the UK, from our Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in Manchester to next weekend’s adventure to Thames Festival. Being featured in The Bookseller, Company, Stylist and Woman & Home.
And then there’s all the amazing people we’ve met and partnerships we’ve made. It’s been an honour to work with publishers like Eight Cuts, Virago, Serpent’s Tail, Seal Press and Tara Books (among others), as well as people like Pamflet, Bad Rep, Mookychick and more.
Then of course there’s Pulp Press, who collaborated with us on our first ever publishing project, Short Stack, and the London Rollergirls, who we’re working with on an upcoming anthology of derby-themed fiction (you’ve got until October to send your stories in and get involved).
And of course, we couldn’t have done any of this without the awe-inducing writing of so many wonderful women authors, our international team of contributors, and our readers.
To each and every one of you: thank you so much for all your support, time and feedback over the past two years. It’s been emotional.
But of course we can’t just leave it at that. So we’re having a birthday bash in Manchester on Friday 12th October 2012. And you’re invited. We’ll be announcing further details soon, but for now please the date. We promise we’ll make it worth your while.
And then get that bubbly open. We’ve got some celebrating to do.