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Progress in the pandemic

Updated: Feb 19, 2021

So, we’re in the middle of a pandemic!

The shops are closed, people are practising social distancing, schools are mostly shut and as a publisher Authors Reach Ltd has had to adapt, like most businesses, so that it can still reach its customers and be ready when Lockdown really eases up. 

So, what have we done and what are we doing?

Authors are technically self-employed, and therefore can’t be furloughed under the Government scheme, but in many ways it’s an opportunity for us to knuckle down and write out of sheer necessity, which is what Authors Reach Ltd authors have been doing. In the coming months there will be books coming out from nearly all of us. We’ll let you know when they’re going to launched, so watch this space! 

Meanwhile most of us have been interviewed on the Chat and Spin internet radio station, which has more than 40,000 listeners in the UK and 400,000 world-wide, and some are making return visits to the station in July and August.

Last month we welcomed a new author into our midst. Teresa Stepping’s first book The Time Crystals came out last year and her second book is going through final edits now and should be released by Authors Reach Ltd in a couple of months or so. As with all our books, it will be available in all UK bookshops as well as on Amazon as a paperback and eBook. 

While everything was in lockdown, we took the opportunity to audition narrators for the audio version of Richard Hardie’s Leap of Faith. Penny Scott-Andrews was chosen and did a wonderful job in interpreting the book. It came out on Audible as a download in March and for several weeks topped the Amazon charts in its genre. Authors Reach Ltd already has a number of books on audio and as the medium becomes more and more popular, it will be a major part of our launch strategy.

Our IT team, headed up by author Gina Dickerson, is finalising the revamp of our company website and Facebook page to better reflect who we are and what we do, and to make Authors Reach Ltd books even more accessible to you. One major addition will be that visitors to the site will be able to buy any book published by Authors Reach Ltd and have it signed by the author with any dedication you might want. We’ll then send it to you post-free in the UK.

Buying our books through the website is easy, but for us there is no greater thrill than meeting you in person and even though things are only just beginning to ease up, we have been busy organising future signings in bookshops (large and small), garden centres, clubs, libraries and schools. We hope to be out and about again within the next couple of months and fully up to steam well before Christmas, because all our books make excellent presents.

Stay safe and read!

Our best wishes to everyone.

Authors Reach Ltd authors

Richard Hardie

Robin Driscoll

Shani Struthers

Francesca Tyer

Teresa Stepping

Corinna Edwards-Colledge

Gina Dickerson

Veronica McGivney

Associate authors

Sarah England

Catriona King


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