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Ringwood Publishing

Ringwood Publishing

I am very interested in learning about various publishers and what they do.  Ringwood Publishing kindly took the time to write a guest post for me.

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First of all, we would like to thank Sonya for giving us the opportunity to write a piece for her blog.

Ringwood Publishing was founded by a group of Scottish friends who appreciated the difficulty of getting published in Scotland when you don’t have an agent or are not already known to the public. Creating Ringwood was an alternative to self-publishing for Managing Director and author Sandy Jamieson. His first published book, “Own Goal”, became a best-seller which allowed the company to go forward.

Ringwood quickly opened itself to other authors and has now for central mission to nurture and support new talented Scottish writers and established writers wishing to change the focus of their work. Its mission is to get their initial work published and then continue to support them and publish their further work, until such time as bigger, better–resourced publishers wish to publish them. All profits are directly re-injected in the company, in order to make future projects possible.

Ringwood is dedicated to publishing work of fiction and non-fiction, with a focus on Scottish key themes: politics, football, religion, money, sex and crime. Our catalogue contains a wide range of books, which include, amongst many fascinating titles: Carol Fox’s “Memoirs of a Feminist Mother”, a powerful and fascinating story about the author’s fight to become a single parent through infertility treatment; Sandy Jamieson’s “A Subtle Sadness”, an exploration of Scottish identity and politics; Stephen O’Donnell “Scotball”, a searing examination of the current state of Scottish football and the various social, political and economic forces that combine to strangle its integrity and potential; Jonathan Whitelaw’s “Morbid Relations”, a darkly comic take on modern Scottish life and family relationships; but also Gordon Johnston’s “Calling Card”, a crime novel which explores the impact of stress and trauma on individuals, encompassing their resort to addiction, recovery, and denial.

For more information, please visit www.ringwoodpublishing.com, where all our books can be ordered. Paperbacks and e-books are also available on Amazon.

Laure Deprez
Managing Director

E-readers or Books?

e-readersWith so much technology out there giving you various ways in which to read books I was wondering which you prefer?

I have a kindle which is very useful and convenient as I can take it anywhere with me.  It also saves space as you can have loads of books on there.  However, I cannot imagine being without hardbacks or paperbacks.  A bookcase filled with books makes a home look rich.

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I love the feel of books and being able to turn the pages rather than just press a button.  I like physically seeing how much progress I have made each day.   I collect bookmarks and like being able to use them regularly.

I could spend hours wandering around Waterstones and other bookshops admiring the large number of books in stock.

Even though I have a kindle I still get loads of books.  Most of the time I have at least two or three on the go at the same time, one of which has always got to be either a paperback or hardback.  The good thing with books is that at least the battery doesn’t run out.

Below is a poll about e-Readers and books.  Feel free to comment as well.

 

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