hope you are well and happy.
just wanted to let you know that Recital is making its way out into the world this week. I've just had a batch through from Salt and they have done a wonderful job with it, it is a lovely hardback, with good paper and lovely typeface.. there will be a paperback at some point too..
the book is available to order through Salt's website. http://www.saltpublishing.com/books/smp/9781844715145.htm
should be on Amazon too I guess, though it wasn't quite there this morning.
if you'd like a copy you could always get you local bookshop to order it, it's always nice for books to pass through bookshops. If you think your local library would be interested you could request they get the book in.
as you know the launches are coming up
2nd April - National Portrait Gallery, London 7pm
9th April - Manchester Central Library, 6.30 pm
21st May - Cal State University, Los Angeles, 6.30 pm
if you are coming to a launch could I ask a couple of favours, could one of you take some photos? and for the london Launch I could do with someone to help me simply welcome people and point them in the right direction, if you'd like to help with these please let me know.
As I begin the process of marketing the book, I was wondering if any of you would be so kind as to write an Amazon review if you buy the book, and perhaps think about where you could recommend it. ie to readers groups, high schools, book shops, reviewers in newspapers, poetry please, the verb, festivals - I'm sure you can think of more creative things than me when it comes to this stuff.
Anyway, I want to thank you for your support. I'm immensely proud of this new book, and I hope that you enjoy it. if you wish to follow the progress and madness over the next while, you can do so on twitter http://twitter.com/johnsiddique
see you soon
all the best