March 15th saw Cally Wight kick off the Deveron Press Centenary 'Tour' of talks at Banff Castle for the Banff Tuesday Talks. It was a great afternoon and the audience were engaged, enthusiastic and interested (which is always a bonus!) The venue is pretty spectacular too.
Cally was able to show first proof copies of '60 Years of World-Mending' and the reprinted 'James Leatham, profile of a socialist pioneer' by Robert Duncan, which are both now available for order in advance of the official publication date of 2nd May 2016. You can order them online from unco HERE
And even more exciting - the Banff Tuesday Talks are now the first sponsors of The Turriff Book Festival which will be held in Turriff from November 24th-27th. The official announcement of the festival will be made in May but watch this space!
It's all proof, if any were needed, that Leatham was right when he wrote: 'Publishing is an adventure'
If you would like Cally and The Deveron Press to come and talk to your group or organisation please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try to accomodate you on our 'tour' schedule.
We've been hard at it here at Deveron Press getting our first publications for 2016 ready for press. And we are making progress. here's what's happening:
Coming up in May is a new version of Robert Duncan's biography. First published in 1978 it has been revised and updated for 2016. It will be published on 2nd May 2016 - watch this space for news.
On the same day we have a publishing first. James Leatham was engaged in writing his autobiography in Gateway Magazine from 1940 onwards. He had got (some might say ironically, others appropriately) to the point of his move to Turriff in 1916 when he died and the autobiography remained unfinished. To commemorate the 100th anniversary of The Deveron Press's founding, we are publishing '60 Years of World Mending' for the first time ever. It's a hugely important and interesting book.
And in June we will be publishing a new edition of 'FisherFolk of the North East' in time for the Portsoy Traditional Boat Festival.
Later in the year we will republish 'Shows and Showfolk' and 'William Morris: Master of Many Crafts' both by Leatham. And with a following wind, there may well be more publications from us in 2016.
All this year we are out and about on a centenary tour. If you are interested in us coming to your group, or want to know where we will be appearing, please watch this space - or email us at email@example.com