About Me

Wales, United Kingdom
Cinnamon Press is a small, independent publisher based in Wales & publishing the best new poetry and fiction with occassional non fiction and cross-genre titles. Books come from Wales, the UK and the world. We run writing competitions twice a year to find new voices in poetry and fiction with three categories (novel/novella; poetry; short stories) - each category has a cash prize plus publication. You can find our excellent list of titles at www.cinnamonpress.com

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Buy a book - annoy a bigot (again!)

Another exciting day in the short history of the fabulous book darkness is where the stars are.

Rowan's excellent video of the launch that never was can be seen at:


My second open letter to Waterstones' can be heard at:


We've also had our first poetry response to the events surrounding the cancellation of patrick's launch at the request of the extremist group Christian Voice, who claim that the book contains 'enough profanity and female genitalia to excite the literati' (the genitalia references are part of a protest poem against female genital mutilation so I'm not sure why Mr Green associates this with excitement, but I'm not going to ask). It is, however, a great quote and we're pondering whether to print stickers with the quote for the front of the book.

We've had lots more fantastic and articulate emails supporting the book today and a few more sales - thank you to everyone who has written or bought and please do buy the book - it's now on special offer and it is brilliant and wide ranging and hard hitting and we really need to show the bigots that their attempts at censorship have backfired.

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