Fifty Days Press is excited to feature its bestselling 2020 release, When The Smoke Clears in the Small Press Network’s Christmas Catalogue which includes more than 100 fresh titles from 30 publishers.
As a startup publisher, the opportunity to partner with SPN and other smaller publishers to promote great books is welcome, particularly in such a challenging year.
Fifty Days Press launched to the public in February 2020, literally days before the reality of a pandemic came sweeping across the world and while bushfire smoke still lingered in many parts of our nation.
Time to say thank you
We are grateful to established author Chrissy Guinery who joined forces with Fifty Days, allowing us to reprint and reformat as an ebook her classic memoir Falling Up Stairs and then bring to us her brand new manuscript about surviving the Australian bushfires.
Now into its third reprint, When The Smoke Clears has been an outstanding success and continues to attract readers and wider interest. Just in the past few weeks, Samaritan’s Purse, whose humanitarian work after the bushfires is recounted in parts of the book, has prepared a multimedia feature on Chrissy, her book and the South Coast community she has championed so passionately during first, the bushfire crisis, and onwards as Covid-19 hit.
Chrissy is not only a great author, but a publisher, writing teacher and inspirational speaker who champions people daily. Check out her website and why not ask Chrissy about the benefits for authors in partnering with Fifty Days Press.
Thanks also go to SOS Print and Media who despite being bit hard by the economic impact of the pandemic, have continued to get our books to print. They are an excellent small run book printer who we highly recommend (but keep in mind they are rebuilding their team after a tough year).
Booktopia Publisher Service has also faced the challenges of pandemic restrictions particularly in regard to overseas publishers and titles but tackled this by ramping up its support for local publishers, and Fifty Days is glad to be one of them.
Thanks to a range of media who have read our releases and seen the value of When The Smoke Clears. Among those to feature author interviews are Eternity newspaper, Hope103.2, Vision Radio, Ultra 106.5 Hobart and a range of other local media outlets.
Finally a big thanks to Koorong, Vision Radio Bookstore, Cornerstone Bookshop Erina, Booktopia, a bunch of local businesses in Bateman’s Bay, Harbour Bookshop Ulladulla and many other booksellers and retailers across Australia who got on board and stocked When The Smoke Clears. (And here’s a tip friends – get your retail stock now for the Christmas rush!)