News round up

There’s always a lot going on at Tantamount, so today we’ll have a quick round up of the last few weeks and current projects:

Illustration by Lance Tooks for  "Around the corner from Hope Street"
Illustration by Lance Tooks for “Around the corner from Hope Street”
We’ve designed and launched a new website for Alonso Ibarrola, whose first book, Depetris, was published in Spain in 1961 – over half a century ago. We’re proud that when Ibarrola decided the choice was “innovarse o morir” – “innovate or die” – and chose to embrace the digital world, he turned to Tantamount. The site – in Spanish – includes details of all his books including the recent digital editions we have brought out. For Spanish speakers, there are also some short stories and travel pieces that can be read online.

Gwyneth Box, whose poetry books Around the Corner from Hope Street and Poems from the Pueblo. Haiku and assorted fragments can be found via our online store, is running a haiku poetry workshop at the Tree House Bookshop in Kenilworth in the UK this Tuesday (November 12th). The venue is a secondhand bookshop and community hub with an ever-expanding programme of activities, and Gwyneth hopes this will be the first of many poetry and creative writing workshops there.

At the moment Lance Tooks, the graphic artist who illustrated Hope Street, is busy elsewhere with a host of other projects but we’re hoping to be working with him again soon.

Martin Jones is working on the final illustrations for The Cat’s Miaow by David Aston, and the ebook – a full colour story book for young children – will be available soon.

There are other books, apps and web projects in the pipeline, too, which we’ll be keeping you posted about here and elsewhere. Do, please, take a moment to check out our other social media feeds: our Twitter feed and FaceBook followings are growing and we’ve also set up a Tantamount page on Pinterest and have added more videos to our Vimeo page.