Around The Web

Glitter Rose has been getting little mentions around the web. Here by Star Wars Blu Ray who said it was one of their two favourite books in the WFC grab bag. And also a couple of places you can buy copies, other than direct from the publishers. Those places are the wonderful PLANET bookstore in Perth, and its been listed on Amazon.

Look hard and you’ll find it glittering in corners of the internet.

Glitter Rose Mentions

Thanks to Twelfth Planet Press arranging to have Glitter Rose in WFC bags there have been some nice mentions onf the waves. This from Rachel Manija Brown:

Glitter Rose, by Marianne de Pierres. A beautifully designed small hardcover from Twelfth Planet Press of connected short stories about a little Australian island, mostly populated by the decadent and desperate rich, which is infected by spores which mutate the population in strange, subtle ways. Wispy, atmospheric, delicate, like spare prose poems. A bit reminiscent of Lee Killough’s Aventine stories, and, in themes but not style, of Tanith Lee. A World Fantasy Con giveaway.

Glitter Rose @ Supanova, TPP and WFC

TPP publisher, Alisa Krasnostein recently won the World Fantasy Award for Best Non-Professional. Below is Alisa’s acceptance speech, reprinted for the TPP and Fablecroft newsletter:

This is an amazing honour, and it means a lot to be here with you all today.
I have to thank all the many friends, allies and volunteers who have helped me get Twelfth Planet Press to this point.  I can’t afford to pay any of them what they’re worth, and most of them don’t get paid at all, so public gratitude is all I can offer them. 

·      My mentors, Jonathan Strahan and Marianne De Pierres, who have been so generous with their support and advice.
·      My growing army of unpaid editors, graphic designers, assistants, proofers and interns.
·      My shiny new fiance Chris, who doesn’t just tolerate this crazy indie press thing, he actively encourages me to do better, think bigger, and leap into my future.
Thank you.

You can listen to Alisa’s acceptance speech here (at the 36 minute mark)

While we’re still celebrating Alisa’s win, I also had a great weekend at the Supanova Pop Expo and sold some more copies of Glitter Rose.

Twelfth Planet Press Wins World Fantasy Award

We can’t be more proud of our publisher at Twelfth Planet Press for taking out Best Non-Professional category at the World Fantasy Awards. It’s a tribute to Alisa’s hard work and strength of conviction about what she is doing, and to her tireless helpers including Terri Sellen, Amanda and Tehani Wessely amongst many others.

As you know Glitter Rose is published by TPP and some international readers are getting the chance to dip into it as it found its way into WFC con bags last weekend.

Well done Alisa. You might want to read about my experience working with TPP in this article and my thought on publishing with small press.

Congrats Alisa, we couldn’t be more proud of what you’ve achieved!