When in addition the event happens to mark the end product of a huge amount of work and is itself a huge achievement, then we’ve every right to expect a little trumpet fanfare for that individual.
It’s only a little over a year since a chance conversation on social media brought Jane Tulloch’s half-written novel Our Best Attention and Comely Bank Publishing together. Nevertheless, Jane’s first novel is published today and goes on sale in good bookstores and as an ebook. By no means has it been a smooth ride – first novels never are – but here we are all the same and this is a moment Jane should enjoy and remember for ever. She’ll enjoy Thursday’s official signing launch in Edinburgh Blackwell’s even more. The first book is always special, and unique.
Of course Jane will be the first to acknowledge that she’s had the help of an awful lot of other people who’ve helped her with editing her work, proof-reading, designing covers, arranging publicity, distribution. But today is her special day in the sun, and I for one would like to offer my warmest congratulations.
Founder and Managing Director,
Comely Bank Publishing