We have had to find a new venue for the bookshop. The main reason we thought we could open the shop on a comparatively small budget was that the rent on the space we originally had in I’klectik Art-lab was very low. The rent on any new site will be far higher; this being the case, we’re going to have to do a lot of saving. We will be looking at the possibility of getting loans or grants towards these costs, but the chances are we will not be able to open a permanent shop this year.
What we will be doing, though, is setting up shop temporarily in various sites over the year; there will be more news on this as we agree details with hosts. Although this is disappointing, what it does mean is that when we do eventually get a permanent site, we will be able to do exactly what we like with it, and not have to worry about our events clashing with those held by other businesses located on the same site. The goal is to have a permanent, visible home for poetry in London, and this is not something we could have done at I’klectik.
To those of you who contributed to our Indiegogo campaign, thank you for your patience and support, and hang in there – this will happen, and it will be worth the wait.
Lunar Poetry will return in March, and will once more run on a monthly schedule. Again, thanks for bearing with us.
Lunar Poetry Podcasts is a continuing series and past and new episodes can be found on LPP’s YouTube page.
We have plans for a number of other print and audio publications over the year. The first of these will be the short-run pamphlet, Thirteen Lunar Poems, which will be going out to Indiegogo contributors who signed up for the pamphlet perk. More details on this and further publications will appear throughout the year.
As of March, all Lunar publications will be available in .ePub and .mobi formats to download to eReaders. We will also be offering an eBook conversion service to poetry publishers. More details will be up on the main site in due course.
Speaking of which, we are in the process of fully revamping the main site; in the mean time information will be going up on this blog site, as well as Twitter and Facebook. This means that the usual email address is currently down: if you need to get in touch with me, you can at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be other stuff – we’ll let you know as and when.
Thanks for your continued support. If I’m honest, 2015 was a bit of a shitter for me; 2016 is looking like it might be pretty good.