Spring may be about to spring and winter may be over. And so we are coming out of hibernation - not that we haven't been busy in the long, dark days. But here's the latest news from The Deveron Press for 2018
Our first publication of the year is:
Faerie Trails and Traveller Tales by Bob Knight
Author Bob Knight, is better known as a musician and songwriter of Doric and Scots songs. This first collection of short stories provides a natural companion to his musical output. Bob is keen to preserve Scots as a language of everyday use and these stories, told in Scots/Doric, are drawn from his rich traveller family heritage and his own imagination. A stunning debut. You can buy it from unco HERE
Or if you want a live experience...
Cally Wight is going to be giving a talk at Elphinstone Institute Tuesday 27th March as part of their public lecture series
The title is:
'Publishing is an Adventure', from Penny Pamphlets to Print on Demand: James Leatham, Propaganda, and the Rebirth of the Deveron Press.
Publication Date 1st September 2017
Compiled and edited by Lachlan Munro, this book comprises selected political speeches and writings of R.B.Cunninghame Graham - aristocrat, cowboy, M.P., Marxist, Scottish and Irish nationalist, anti-imperialist, social commentator, women’s rights campaigner, writer, and wit. A friend of William Morris, Oscar Wilde, G. B. Shaw, G. K. Chesterton, Joseph Conrad, he co-founder the first Labour Party with Keir Hardie, and was the first President of the SNP.
Available now at the unco store for £9.99 or from Amazon for around £15.
How fine do these look on a bookshelf amongst other Scottish classics?
You can now own the entire Deveron Press Centenary Collection special edition for just £70 (including free UK delivery) That's all ten books in the series. Just click HERE to order.
In the Deveron Press centenary year we focussed on republishing works by and about Leatham. The Centenary proper will end in May 2017 with the publication of the Centenary Collection Ten in all its glory - AND with the first NEW publication from the Deveron Press in more than 70 years.
We are happy to announce that this will be 'Sanners Gow's Tales and Folklore of The Buchan by Macduff native Pat Hutchison. It is a collection of 23 short stories written in the language of the North East - Doric.
Leatham said ‘publishing is an adventure’ and we've certainly found it to be that in the past year. It is in that spirit that the new Deveron Press are happy to publish this volume of Pat’s stories as the first post Centenary Collection publishing ‘adventure.’ We are sure James Leatham would have approved of the stories and the man.
The official launch of the book will be on Saturday 20th May at Municipal Buildings Turriff, but you'll be able to pick up a copy sooner than that - watch this space - we're going through final proof stages right now and hope it'll be ready for pre-publication copies just after Easter. If our 'adventure' doesn't throw any more jeopardy our way between now and then!
Deveron Press is happy to announce a project funded by Scottish Fair Trade Foundation to engage the people of Turriff from 8-80(+) in exploring the meaning and practicality of Fair Trade.
We will look at the what, how, where and why of Fair Trade and develop creative responses illustrating how it relates to our own lives..
The Launch event will be held at the Municipal Buildings on Saturday March 4th (during Fairtrade Fortnight) between 2-3.30pm. There will be an opportunity to sample fair trade ‘fly cup and fancy piece’ as well as find out more about the project to come.
Over the summer there will be a series of ‘fly cup’ workshops which will feature guided creative writing workshops encouraging people to discuss and write their own fairtrade ‘stories’. These will then be edited into a book which will be published during Scottish Book Week in November and will mark the end of the project.
Dates for summer workshops are:
May 31st (Weds 1.30-3.30pm)
June 24th (Sat 11-1pm)
July 19th (Weds 1.30-3.30pm)
August 19th (Sat 1.30-3.30pm)
The creative responses will be turned into a publication which will be launched during Book Week Scotland in November.
All are welcome and you are invited to attend one or all of the workshops. To find out more why not attend the FairTrade ‘fly cup and fancy piece’ event on March 4th. You have nothing to lose but your waistline!
Cally Phillips has a lot of previous experience running creative FairTrade Projects. In 2006 she worked with ABC Drama Group on a Lottery funded project 'FairPlay Drama'. In 2007 her 'fairplay dramas' were performed during Fairtrade Fortnight by groups all over the country.
In 2012 she published Five Fair Trade Dramas as an ebook.
In 2013 she turned drama to fiction and published Fair Trade Fiction. as an ebook. She also ran, in collaboration with Guerrilla Midgie Press, a Fairtrade Flash Festival online.
In 2013 she was awarded a Special Innovation Award by the Scottish Fair Trade Forum
In 2016 Cally republished Fair Trade Fiction for Fairtrade Fortnight 2016.
You can purchase the paperback HERE for £3.99
Fairplay Dramas are available in ebook format from Amazon HERE
And Fair Trade Fiction (Volume 1) in ebook format from Amazon HERE
The 'New' Gateway has been up and running for a year now. So we thought it was worth pulling together some of the monthly offerings. We have made an Omnibus Edition (Volume 1) of Leatham's Political Writings and Cultural Writings which you can download in pdf format for free right here. If you prefer to have dedicated ebook formats we've given you the links for mobi (Kindle) and epub (everything else) ebooks at UNCO store. Just use the coupon code DEVGIFT to get these ebooks free.
Because we are a small independent publisher, we print our books to order and this means it can take up to two weeks for you to receive your book.
With Christmas coming up, we have some volumes of The Centenary Collection in stock. You can order these books up till 16th December for immediate delivery in the UK.
Place your order at Unco HERE
The following titles are currently in stock for immediate dispatch
The titles below will be dispatched direct from our printer/distributor. If you want to guarantee pre Christmas delivery on these titles you will need to order by December 9th. Again, place your order at Unco (link above)
We are more than 50% through our publishing this year and we thought it was time to give you a first glimpse at the whole collection - and a handsome bunch they are too. To find out more and to buy the books go to our PUBLICATIONS page HERE
‘Fisherfolk of the North East’ was launched at the Portsoy Traditional Boat Festival on Saturday 25th June and is now available as paperback and ebook from Unco. Just go to www.unco.scot and the Deveron Press catalogue section.
‘Shows and Showfolk’ is well on the way to being ready for its publication date of August 1st – coinciding with the Turriff Show.
The centenary ‘Little Red Town’ talks are underway. The first was on Chronicles, Covenanters and the Coo and the next one is on Schooldays and a Socialist Shakespeare –which will look at Leatham’s work for Westwood School, and the publication of his 17 Shakespeare Studies. It’s on Weds 13th July – but for those who can’t get to Turriff there will be supporting articles on the July edition of Gateway which is due out some time on or around 14th July.
And in the background, indexing of the complete 361 editions of The Gateway is still ongoing as is preparing ‘autumn’ publications.