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(Introduction by Sammy H.K. Smith)
Hi there, Patreons
First off, a massive thank you for supporting us. It’s difficult for me to put into words what it means to all of us here at Grimbold Books without coming across as sickly and over-the-top, but we are hugely grateful for your help. Please be assured that your patronage will help us market some incredible pieces of work and showcase talented authors.

The rise of social media and the way that technology now connects the world means that the possibilities are endless for small companies like ours.

I won’t echo too much of our Patreon plea here, but publishing is not a cheap business. We are committed to quality publications and with the uncertainty in the future of the UK at the moment, the blips in the financial market causing havoc, and the rising costs left, right and centre, we are tackling obstacles all over the place. Fear not – we’re not going anywhere, and instead we will focus our development and expansion at a slower rate. Money pledged on Patreon will undoubtedly help us ensure that we continue to bring you amazing books from new and talented authors.

2016 has been an amazing year, and we’re only just over halfway through! Two of our novels have been nominated and made the longlist for the Gemmell awards, and we have two Grimbold authors and one of our artists nominated on the shortlists for the British Fantasy Awards!

When we started our small company in 2013, I could only dream that we would be as successful as we currently are, and I can’t wait to bring you the rest of our catalogue this year.

I look forward to seeing and meeting you all face-to-face at Bristol Con later this year, but if you happen to see our trade tables at Gloucester Comic Con, Fantasy Con by the Sea, and other smaller, local conventions, then please do come and say hello.

Speak soon, and if you have any questions – fire away!

– Sammy
Coming up this month on Patreon, exclusive extras for our donors will include;

  • Behind the scenes look at our newest title, Autonomy (this will go up later today)
  • An exclusive, never before seen short story by Joanne Hall
  • Special previews of The Summer Goddess, The High King’s
    Vengeance
    , and The Sky Slayer
  • An art show by Evelinn Enosken, who has designed a number of
    our covers and is just all round brilliant.
  • An interview with Karen Miller, bestselling author of The
    Innocent Mage, The Falcone Throne, and Empress!
  • And, of course, a weekly comic strip starring Grim and Bold!
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