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My doting husband and I took the train to London this weekend to promote Ceremony of Innocence and support another Ignatius Press novelist and a Catholic book shop in the process. Our expenses, which came out of our savings, were approximately £678, which is to say, the British equivalent of $1,137.27.
To put this into perspective, London is an expensive city, and we neither ate at McDonald’s nor confined our sightseeing to churches. So you may subtract £200, or $335.45, to get a reasonable picture of what it costs to go by train to London from Edinburgh and stay in a budget hotel for a weekend.
London, of course, is a city of endless cultural delights and, in our case, dear friends. We visited museums and churches, attended Mass and feasted with pals. But, naturally, we hoped to sell a lot of books, too. This, as I more than once reminded my museum-crazed husband, was our reason for going.
When I was a child, I was greatly inspired by Canadian author Gordon Korman who wrote his bestselling This Can’t Be Happening At Macdonald Hall when he was thirteen years old. I thought that I too would become an overnight child success, but I did not. Although I wrote story… Read more »
I am a writer. I write almost every day. Inspired by a strict Presbyterian friend, I have chosen not to write on Sundays. Although I make money through writing, I do not make very much. Apart from blogging, I make the least amount of money by writing fiction. In the… Read more »
Okay, so the Feast of Sts. Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel, the archangels, was overridden by the regular Sunday observance this year. But it’s still a wonderful word, and, besides suggesting a baptized culture that takes its holidays from actual holy days, it can have a particularly literary feel for Americans…. Read more »
by Dan at Ignatius
September 27, 2013 5:33 pm 11 Comments
We tend to be readers here at Ignatius Press. You might imagine. But one of the reasons for starting the Ignatius Press Novels website was the experience of being frustrated readers. It’s easy to get the feeling, especially if you follow mainstream press coverage of book releases and best-seller lists,… Read more »