Nothing But Flowers Chart Rush Recall

This is one of the things every producer must dread… a recall!

I only discovered several hours ago that there is a major formatting error between the third and fourth stories in Nothing But Flowers. All the text is there… its just leaped from one story into the next (the kind of collaboration I’m not so keen on).

I had hoped the books hadn’t printed yet – but it appears LSI (our awesome printer) was right off the mark in the US and the books ordered on Tuesday have printed and shipped already. I’m unsure about those ordered through the UK. It will definitely involve any purchases made BEFORE the chart rush on Tuesday.

The upshot is… I will replace, free of charge all the books with the defect in them, for any of the purchasers who wish to have a replacement copy. I have no idea how many books this affects.

To obtain the replacement copy you will need to:

a) produce proof of purchase (you are welcome to take a scan or photo of your shipping invoice)

b) provide me with a shipping address for your replacement copy

You can email me your details directly on editor[at]emergent-publishing[dot]com


Other alternatives are:

You may cancel your order (if possible) until the new books are available


I can email a PDF of the two pages in question.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

For the next couple of days the book won’t be available for ordering as the revised file is reviewed and processed at LSI.

Paperback Release

Tomorrow is the day… the long awaited day to purchase the paperback! We’re releasing Nothing But Flowers in conjunction with 100 Stories for Queensland as an Amazon Chart Rush.

What’s a Chart Rush?

Readers are invited to purchase a book on Amazon, in a nominated 24-hour period, with the intent to capitalise on the volume of sales to move the book up the Amazon best seller list. The higher up the chart it is (we’re aiming for a spot in the top 100) the more visible it becomes to other readers who may go on to purchase it. It’s all about exposure and helping new readers find our books.

Tomorrow (Tuesday)

Tuesday eMergent Publishing (the parent publishing compay of Literary Mix Tapes) will release 100 Stories for Queensland and Nothing But Flowers via an Amazon Chart Rush. We’re inviting readers to purchase one or both books  on that day with the aim of getting them into the top 100 selling books for the day (and beyond!)

By releasing both charity anthologies concurrently we’re hoping people will add one extra book to their cart on the day,  whether that be someone stumbling onto 100 Stories… or Nothing But Flowers for the first time.

If  you can’t buy on the day, you can add it to your wishlist. Every little bit counts to rocket the books up the chart.

You can find both books on Amazon, Amazon UK and Amazon Canada.

Nothing But Flowers retails at US$17.99 or ₤5.99 (US links)

100 Stories for Queensland retails at US$19.99 or ₤9.99 (US Links)

What’s 100 Stories for Queensland

Literary Mix Tapes’ founder Jodi Cleghorn headed up the team of volunteers at 100 Stories and was working on the two projects concurrently through January, February and March. Many of the names you see published in LMT anthologies were involved behind the scenes including Trevor Belshaw – who started it all off with a simple status update, Jen Brubacher, Annie Evett, Chia Evers, Rebecca Emin, Rebecca Dobbie, Susan May James, P.J Kaiser, Dan Powell, Tanya Bell and Jason Coggins read and voted; Stacey Larner and Paul Servini were on the editing team, and authors, such as Sam Adamson, Jo Hart,  Devin Watson, Josh Donellan, Monica Marier and Cath Barton, who had stories which made the final cut.

100 Stories for Queensland is a charity anthology of flash fiction from authors across the globe. Proceeds donated to The Queensland Premier’s Flood Appeal.

From the back cover:

“One hundred beautiful stories. Our stories. When so much was lost or destroyed, this was created. That’s something that can never recede or wash away.”

Kate Eltham – CEO of The Queensland Writers Centre

100 STORIES FOR QUEENSLAND has something for everyone, from slice of life to science fiction, fantasy to romance, paranormal to literary fiction. Heart-warming, quirky, inspiring and funny, the stories between these covers will lift readers to higher ground.

Please consider adding both to your shopping cart tomorrow… and as always, share with a friend or two. All money from both anthologies is donated to charity (sales of Nothing But Flowers donated to the Grantham Flood Support Fund).

LoveSong… and more '89 Music

It was inevitable, playing with music and words, that from words would come music.

We’re incredibly lucky here to have the creative genius and momentum of Jim Bronyaur – who was the second person to throw weight and stories behind Literary Mix Tapes back in December.

Jim’s recorded The Cure’s Lovesong - his story prompt – including a sneak preview of his story in the opening sections of the song.

Willing to put his music where his mouth is – Jim’s willing to record another song.

So we’re turning it over to you folks. What would you like to hear recorded*? Leave a comment below and on Saturday I will tally up the comments and send the winning song over to Jim.

Summerland (King’s X)
What Good Am I? (Bob Dylan)
I Drove All Night (Cindi Lauper)
Lovesong (The Cure)
Lay Your Hands on Me (Bon Jovi)
Don’t Ask Me Why (Eurythmics)
Stand (REM)
Electric Youth (Debbie Gibson)
Love in an Elevator (Aerosmith)
Love Shack (B52s)
Cap in Hand (The Proclaimers)
Funky Cold Medina (Tone Loc)
Read Gone Kid (Deacon Blue)
Rock On (Michael Damian)
18 & Life (Skid Row)
Head On (Jesus and Mary Chain)
Tin Machine (Tin Machine)
Fascination Street (The Cure)
We Didn’t Start the Fire (Billy Joel)
Toy Soldiers (Martika)
Higher Ground (Red Hot Chilli Peppers)
Right Here Waiting For You (Richard Marx)
30 Years in the Bathroom (The Wonderstuff)
Sewing the Seeds of Love (Tears for Fears)
Poison (Alice Cooper)
If I Could Turn Back Time (Cher)

*There’s not formal poll – getting twenty six songs into one would be a nightmare!