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  • Book Launch Drinking Record Smashed

    IMG_8066 Above: The publisher and author welcome guests to the launch of Catacombs of Terror!

    I can honestly say that I have never seen so much book launch booze consumed as at the Catacombs of Terror! shindig at Jacknife Studios in Bristol. It was a great party and got the book off to a flying start.

    Ambrose Blimfield, the original publisher of Catacombs, travelled down from the north of England to be there and was joined by publishing powerhouses Sterling Bland, Richard Scratter and the esteemed author Mr Stanley Donwood. Cases of fine wines and a barrel of cider were guzzled by a select group of guests who included literary agents, artists, and leading literary figures from Bristol and beyond including a passing wordsmith who ventured in and demanded that Tangent Books publish his work but refused to say what it was about.

    Well-known thespian Ric Jerrom delivered a spine-tingling reading from Catacombs of Terror! and DJ Spinner spun a delightful collection of mellow jazz and rare grooves.

    Mr Donwood's book was extremely well received both for its literary excellence and its beautiful production featuring stunning cover artwork by Chris Hopewell of Jacknife and distinctive red edge colouring.

    We've printed a limited edition of 1,000 copies of Catacombs of Terror! and there's a Jacknife cover artwork screenprint edition of just 100 copies which you will find at www.tangentbooks.co.uk.

    Richard Jones, Publisher, Tangent Books

  • Catacombs of Terror! Launch Party

    We are pleased to announce that Catacombs of Terror! is back from the printers and looking splendid.

    Those of you who are of the Bristol inclination, join us on Friday 30th October at 7pm on Jamaica Street to celebrate the launch!

  • Welcome to the new Tangent Books blog!

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    Hello! Welcome!

    Welcome to the new, updated and spangly blog for Tangent Books!

    Our blog sits alongside our completely redesigned website so please make yourself at home and have a poke around. We thought we needed a bit of an update and really hope you like the new design! Although we look quite different, it'll be the same quality books for the discerning punter (yourself) that we'll be producing and hope this blog will become a space for exploring the ideas held in our books in more depth.

    We'll also be keeping you up to date with news, new books, events and local info so you can stay connected with what's happening here at Tangent HQ. Plus we'll be featuring regular guest posts from people with interesting things to say.

    Do keep in touch and let up know what you think of our new setup!

  • Nicholas Carter returns

    As a book publisher it's quite usual to find that authors don't always deliver on time. Usually it's for a good reason – the book evolves, new information or pictures become available – and we simply discuss and delay publication in order that the book will be as good as it possibly can be.

    But I've yet to meet an author who can better Nicholas Carter. He published his last book 25 years ago. And a quarter of a century later he finished writing the sequel. We've published Black Tom's Red Army as an ebook. It will be available to download from the website soon, but for now, it's available here http://amzn.to/1Q8fU3G9781910089200

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