Sunday, 28 November 2010


Well, the novel-writing month that is November is nearly at an end. If you're a NaNoWriMo writer, here's a tempting offer: we're offering one lucky writer a direct route to publication. Yes, your NaNoWriMo novel could soon appear in print, and sooner than you think. All you have to do is make a bid below. We're auctioning the chance to fast-track your novel into the hands of our avid readers. The highest pledge made to this year's Children in Need Appeal as part of our auction, wins the coveted prize of publication. If you're not sure what Dotterel Press is about, check out our website. We're small; we're not-for-profit. But we are for high-quality,our original writing. We like to think our books say something different. We like to imagine that our writing is unique. We hope our authors are as committed as us to saying something that might never have been said before.

So, if you think you're novel fits the bill why not give it a go? Leave a comment below with your bid, and we may  be in touch. It could be you!

*we reserve the right to refuse publication on the grounds on offensive or otherwise unsuitable material. All pledges must be paid before production can proceed. For a novel to qualify for print-run publication the pledge must also meet production costs. Otherwise publication will be 'print on demand' and distribution through our on-line store.

Friday, 19 November 2010

We've published!

Our debut publication - Tiny Acorns - has been launched at last, and on Children in Need day! Here are some pics of the product just to whet your appetite.

And if you want to browse inside the book, you can do that too. Just head over to our Online store and have a scroll through the pages. It's just like being in a bookshop!

Buying options are as follows: click the PayPal 'add to cart' option, select the quantity required and we'll have them parcelled up and dispatched within the UK as soon as possible. For our international customers, click the 'Buy Now' button at the top of the preview (it appears when the mouse/cursor moves to the top of the display) and our print-on-demand book or downloadable e-book will be delivered courtesy of, who are acting as our printer and distributor for international sales.

And don't forget, every copy you buy helps BBC Children in Need. If we exhaust our print run we'll be handing them over £500, not counting e-book and international sales.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Tiny Acorns

We've had a lot of fun with this project, never more so than when handling the finished product (albeit only as a proof) which arrived in the office yesterday. It's now in the tender care of our printers, MPGBiddles Ltd and should - fingers crossed - be out in time for the official launch day next Friday, November 19th. Why next Friday? Well, because that's BBC Children in Need day, that's why. 

More details soon...