Long Christmas Title Created using Figma

Find the perfect gift at our Christmas shop now
UK orders before 15th December, overseas before 4th December

Right Trees Created using Figma

GOOD NEWS!

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Dear friends,

I thought you'd like to know that while there might not have been much rustling from the Shed of late, I have been busy campaigning on Second-Hand Stories' behalf. And it has worked: thanks to some exceedingly generous donations, combined with all of your donations, Second-Hand Stories will be fully-funded within weeks. This means that we can start preparing the book for publication.

So I'd like to say thank you now to all of you, because every single donation has filled me with joy, knowing that you believe in my book like I believed in it over the seven years it took me to write it. You have pledged, supported and encouraged it, and it means the world to me. I hope, when you receive Second-Hand Stories, that you'll feel it was worth it.

With deepest gratitude,

Josh.

Get updates via email

Join 337 other awesome people who subscribe to new posts on this blog.

Comments

Amro Gebreel
Amro Gebreel says:

Very glad to hear that. With he silence I was worried not enough people shared my interest in this. Bravo, sir.

January 09, 2015

Una Lynch
Una Lynch says:

Hi Josh
Delighted to hear that all is going well. I am really looking forward to reading your book I love the idea as I have often wondered about previous owners of books I have acquired. I remember those wonderful old fashioned second-hand bookshops we used to have in Dublin and spent hours whiling away my time often when I should have been at lectures !!!
Good luck to you Josh and just to let you know that I have been doing my bit by telling other readers in my local bookshop about Unbound and in particular about your book concept so maybe you will get more pledges.....I do hope so

Una

January 09, 2015

Josh Spero
Josh Spero says:

@Amro: Thank you kindly. There may well be a little more silence as we now get the book to press!

@Una: Thank you too for your nice words and support by telling others about Second-Hand Stories. I'm glad you're a fellow bookshop-dweller too - I can never spend long enough in them.

January 11, 2015

Una Lynch
Una Lynch says:

Josh

Really thrilled to hear your news Dying to read it and by the way if you every come to my part of the world I will stand you to a coffee in my little local bookshop...........see supporting the starving artist in the garret to the nth degree I feel like some Grand Dame benefactor of the Arts..........Getting carried away again Have to wear that little white coat with the backward sleeves .........

Kind regards

Una

January 30, 2015

Stephen Morrall
Stephen Morrall says:

I was glad to hear that Second Hand Stories is fully funded. I am looking forward to reading it - could we please have an update on progress?

Thank you,
Stephen

July 11, 2015

Caitlin Harvey
Caitlin Harvey says:

Hi Stephen, Caitlin from Unbound here. We're working hard on the book and will have copies ready for subscribers in early Autumn 2015. If there's anything else I can help you with please get in touch via unbound.co.uk/support

July 13, 2015

Join in the conversation

Sign in to comment
Published
Publication date: October 2015
107% funded
343 backers