A Quick Update...

There's so much going on at Beaten Track at the moment, but this is the first opportunity (which is, alas, par for the course with my day job) I've had to post a quick round-up of the news:

It's a Game of Two Halves

It's A Game Of Two Halves Official Launch Party

If you happen to be in or around Norwich this Friday (27th July, 7pm), you can find us at The Dog House on St Georges Street, celebrating the launch of Frederick RJ Hartman's debut book 'It's A Game Of Two Halves'. Up for grabs is a copy of the book signed by QPR's first team from the 2011-12 season, all proceeds of which go to The Tiger Cubs - part of the QPR in the Community Trust. You can make donations via the Beaten Track online shop - for every £1 donated prior to the launch we'll be giving out a raffle ticket.

You can pre-order the paperback / hardcover editions of 'It's A Game Of Two Halves' from now until 18th August (official release date) - ebook editions will be available via the Beaten Track Shop by 1st August.


Crush - UK Edition

If you've visited our blog before, then you may recall a previous post where I discussed the moral and ethical balance of editing and censoring as context for the addition to Beaten Track of Crush, a novel by Laura Susan Johnson. To avoid giving a certain best-selling book more coverage than it's due, I'll just say that the moral compass of the publishing world is undergoing a bit of a recalibration at present, although Crush remains a novel contains material that may upset some readers. Notwithstanding, it is an exceptional piece of writing and we are delighted to be working with Laura to produce the UK edition. What this means is we've Anglicised the language, but stayed true to the original story.

You can pre-order the paperback edition of 'Crush' (UK edition) via the Beaten Track Shop. Links to the US editions in various formats can be found on the Beaten Track main site.

Hiding Behind The Couch

Hiding Behind The Couch

After five years, I finally cast 'Hiding Behind The Couch' out into the big wide world on 1st July. It's an important novel to me for lots of reasons, not least of all that whilst no-one actually ever said that everyone has one novel in them (or indeed, as the late great Christopher Hitchens contended: "Everyone has a book inside them, which is exactly where I think it should, in most cases, remain."), I was beginning to wonder whether I had any more than one!

Available in both paperback and various ebook formats, you can purchase a copy of 'Hiding Behind The Couch' via the Beaten Track Shop and most online book vendors (Amazon, Barnes and Noble etc.)

Other Projects

We're currently working on a number of other publications with various writers and educators, including the Adam Christopher School of Music, David Hughes, head of drama at one of the top-rated performing arts specialist schools in the country, round the world cyclist Matthew Blake and world marathon runner (and amputee) John Honney.

These are all in the very early stages of pre-publication, so there will be more information on all of these projects in due course.