I’m pleased to announce that another community book has been published by our community imprint Beachy Community Books, called Over the Bridge to Gunville!
The book is a result of a Beachy Community Book Publishing Project, and has been created by members of Gunville Community Association on the Isle of Wight.
I worked with members of the group over a period of 10 weeks, helping them create a book filled with memories recorded by residents of Gunville, with the aim to put ‘Gunville on the map!’ The project was funded by Isle of Wight Council’s Adult Community Learning and the Arts Council.
After the book was finished, the group self-funded an initial print run of 100 books and they have just reported back to me that they have sold almost all of them at their launch in Gunville on Bank Holiday Monday 25th August, and from enquries following a press release in the Isle of Wight County Press. They also have 10 for sale in the Isle of Wight County Press Shop and already it’s selling well there!
As a result of this they have just ordered 100 more copies! That’s 200 books ordered withing 2 weeks of launch!
As a result of this they have just made another order, which is incredible! I thought community books would be popular, but not this popular!
After costs, all sales from the book goes back to Gunville Community Association for use in community projects and events.
Over the Bridge to Gunville is also available on-line and you can look inside and read more details and then buy it here.