Wednesday, December 07, 2005

RANAM gathers momentum.

As I announced yesterday (was it only yesterday? – so much has happened in the last 24 hours), April is now officially designated Read A New Author Month (RANAM).

Since then I have been inundated, yes literally inundated, with one or two messages of support. Maybe even three. Publishers around the world have been compiling lists of authors they want to be included. So far, none of these publishers has contacted me in person. But, let me assure you, it is only a matter of time.

Established authors from Neil Gaiman to Jeanette Winterson have been deliberately ignoring my blog, so put out are they by the fact that they will not be a part of this great, month-long celebration of newly-minted literature. Tough. That’s what you get for being part of the establishment. This one is for the kids.

The new authors. The fresh authors. The vibrant, energetic authors.

April is our month. And it’s your month too, readers. What a month awaits you.

Here are just some of the hot books by new authors that will be available to you. Six of the hottest, by six of the newest.

Taking Comfort.
The Manuscript.
Selfish Jean.
Across the Mystic Shore.
Dark Rain.

Got to shoot. The phone’s ringing. That’ll be Richard and Judy’s producer. Probably.


Richard Cooper said...


I support this movement. Let me handle crowd control.


Tom Saunders said...

I'll be your cyber truss.

Roger Morris said...

Richard, I hadn't thought of crowd control. We'll surely need some. Will you be able to handle it on your own though? That's my only worry.

Tom, thanks for your offer too. The sentiment is appreciated.