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WRITER, CONSULTANT AND BROADCASTER SPECIALISING IN BEER, PUBS AND CIDER. BEER WRITER OF THE YEAR 2009 AND 2012

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Friday, 8 May 2009

My baby is delivered

Postie just delivered the first finished copy of Hops and Glory, hot from the printers.  Boy, it's a good-looking object. Critics of my blogging style (Hi, Jeff) will be greatly amused by its 458-page girth. What can I say? It would have been more like 700 pages without the tender but firm hand of my publishers who, apart from getting my manuscript down to a sane length, have clothed it and brushed it up to make it look very fine indeed. Thanks, guys.

Four weeks today, it goes out into the world on its own.

I'm so proud!

15 comments:

BLTP said...

good work fella it's a handsome looking tome.

Dave25 said...

Excellent! My copy has been ordered, roll on delivery day!

Woolpack Dave said...

...mine is also on order, begs the question why if they can get one printed they can't print more.... I'm guessing they have them embargoed in a warehouse somewhere so people like me can get excited about the release.

Mark said...

458 pages?! It better have some pictures :) This is gonna be part of my holiday reading this year and I'm planning on taking a few bottles of decent IPA to Greece with me so enjoy with it. Nice one, can't wait to read it.

Pete said...

WD - correct!

To be honest, production has been a bit of a scramble. We fixed the launch date months ago and for a long time we weren't sure whether we'd meet it! Everyone has burnt the midnight oil and it's frankly surprising that we got them back so soon. Also, it gives us chance to get copies out to reviewers in the vain hope that when the book is finally released, it might get some coverage around the time of launch.

Wokka said...

I'm looking forward to giving it a good thumbing, keep it up fella!

Woolpack Dave said...

Good luck on the reviews then.

Rudgie73 said...

She looks gorgeous - & just in time for my trip to Canada.
There were a couple of times I didn't think we were going to see it but many, many congrats on finishing!
With regards to your US issues if you wish I can always set up some kind of underground railroad while I'm there to supply the non-Pete Brown US with purest Pete Brown products - I believe this has been done before with 1 or 2 things!

ATJ said...

That looks lovely.A real book

Brewers Union Local 180 said...

Sign me up for the underground railroad. A couple copies of each book and all not yet written would be ideal.

Sid Boggle said...

ATJ: a real book? Wot, with paper and a cover? 8-)

-- boggle

Good Burp said...

I like the look. I'm sure I will enjoy the read. As long as I can get it here in the states.

Philip said...

Well done

Zak said...

That's a great looking book. The content had better live up to the quality of the cover!

Well done, Pete!

ReDave said...

Will Amazon US get your book?
It looks great!
dave in california