Rapture

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Recently, while reading through Tale Publishing’s pile of submissions, we found a story that not only captured our attention, it took it hostage. It was a novel by Jeremy Stanford called Rapture.

Rapture is the tale of an atheist couple whose child is born with a halo.

After signing a contract with Jeremy this morning, we are thrilled to say Tale Publishing will be bringing you this cracking story towards the end of the year.

Jeremy has previously written a memoir about his time with the Australian stage production of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. He also wrote and directed the movie The Sunset Six. Rapture will be his debut novel. We can’t wait for you to read it.

Book Launch for Secret Sibling

Christine Hoy’s book Secret Sibling was released just over a month ago. A book launch was held for it in Canada in early August and was a great success. Another one will occur in the UK in the future. Reviews have been coming in and they have been universally supportive. Reviewers have called it “a must read book,” “a really well written memoir,” and “heartwarming.” The reviewers also state that Christine “writes beautifully.”

Christine is donating her royalties to her charity GOOD NEWS CHILDREN’S TRUST(UK). You can order your copy from most online retailers including Amazon.

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Christine signing books at the launch.

Beyond Violence (our 3rd publication).

Our next publication – Beyond Violence by Jiddu Krishnamurti, is a very unusual project for Tale Publishing. It is a translation into Arabic of a philosophical text concerning the sociology of knowledge and the nature of mental liberation. The translation has been completed by Robert Sayegh and we are publishing it in collaboration with the Krishnamurti Foundation. This is helping us achieve our objectives of “forming partnerships that enable our publications to reach the widest possible audience,” and publishing “2 or 3 books a year.” In fact this will be our third book since December, so we can cross the latter off for this year already.

However, working in what to us is a foreign language produces some interesting challenges. The Arabic script is not written from left to right and books are published back to front from our usual perspective. This means that software that automatically adds the barcode to the back cover is now adding it to the front cover instead. Thankfully, Robert Sayegh is working closely with us as we bring this book to publication, so such things are being picked up and will be corrected before release.

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Being the type of book that it is, we will only be doing a very small print run before making it available as print on demand and an e-book.

Secret Sibling Released

Tale Publishing are very excited to announce that Secret Sibling, the debut from Christine Hoy, has now been released.

Secret Sibling is a memoir of Christine`s search for her biological family after she was given up for adoption as a baby. This globe trotting story spans from World War II to the present day.

S.C. Karakaltsas (Author of Climbing the Coconut Tree) calls it “A poignant and frank story of heart break and search for identity and family – a remarkable book.”

Buy it on Amazon (other retailers to follow).

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New Cover Art

We’ve updated the cover art for Christine Hoy’s debut, Secret Sibling. We’re getting very close to publication and look forward launching the book later this month. Stay tuned for details…

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Networking

One of our stated objectives is to form partnerships and we are pleased to announce that Tale Publishing has been accepted as a member of the Small Press Network. This is the peak body for small press publishers and we are delighted to join them.

Being a member will give us access to their new release promotion services, conference and other services. It is also recognition that we are a true small publisher – not a vanity press.

We look forward to a long a successful membership and to take advantage of it for our upcoming new release by Christine Hoy called Secret Sibling, which should be out very soon.