Thursday, January 22, 2009

Discover The Opposite Of Cabbage

The Salt webpage is now up for The Opposite of Cabbage.

You can look at one of my author photos, view the cover (small or enlarged), check out the titles of all the poems, read a sample poem, astonish yourself by the very nice things people have said about the book, and even download a .pdf of the first eleven poems or so.

There’s also a button that says “Buy Now” but don’t click that, as the book hasn’t gone to press yet. I love the cover. I just got first sight of it earlier today.

12 comments:

Matt Merritt said...

Like the cover, Rob, as usual with Salt, and I think pretty much every other publisher could learn something from their website, too. If I was a casual browser, I'd be delighted to get so much flavour of a book I'm thinking of buying.

I'm looking forward to seeing your book and Andy's - I'm due to leave the country for a fortnight on Feb 28, so it'll be good to have them waiting when I get home.

BarbaraS said...

Woo hoo! Love the picture, and the sample poem I recognise from my visit to Edinburgh in May!!! I can't wait :)

Sharon said...

Congratulations! The cover is beautiful. As the insides are sure to be, as well.

Mark Yoxon said...

Really enjoyed 'Nuclear Submarines'.

Mark

Liz said...

Rob, very impressive, in every way...love it! Congratulations!

Colin Will said...

It looks great Rob. Are you planning launches?

Tony Williams said...

A really nice cover, Rob. The PDF excerpt is great too - a generous selection.

deemikay said...

I paricularly liked: "I am as blue is to the fish."

And what's the book you're reading in the pic?

shug said...

Congrats. Look forward to reading it.

Rob said...

Thanks a lot, everyone.

Colin - yes, Andy Philip and I are launching our books together. The official launch of both will be at the Scottish Poetry Library, Edinburgh, on Wednesday 11th March.

We're also reading together in Glasgow on Thursday 5th March at St Mungo's Mirrorball.

Also, we're planning a few more dates.

David, the book in the pic is called "Dawkins' God" by Alistair McGrath.

deemikay said...

Ahhh... I thought I saw "Dawkins" in the tiny little pixellations. By coincidence I had a small little rant about him the other day. Not my favourite person.

Anyway, I think I shall have to investigate your book when it's out.

Jee Leong Koh said...

Mesmerizing cover, and a great author photo, Rob. I'm really looking forward to this one.