This week at Midas: 3rd-7th June

Our round-up of Midas news from the week:


Indie News Week

The first ever Indie News Week (INW), a brand-new initiative launched by Public Interest News Foundation took place this week. Running from the 3rd – 9th of June, participating outlets across the country have put on a series of exciting events to celebrate quality local independent journalism, including a stand-up comedy show, a panel on independent journalism, workshops in schools, and a discussion on environmental activism.



Independent Bookshop Week final line-up

The final line-up for Independent Bookshop Week has been announced this week! The annual celebration of independent bookshops in the UK and Ireland is just round the corner, starting on Saturday 15th June and running until Saturday 22nd June.

New authors confirmed to take part in IBW include Robin Stevens, Shirley Ballas, Kate Mosse, Kevin Kwan, Harriet Muncaster, Paul Sinha, Hilary Bradt among many others. The week will also see wine tastings, after-hours poetry readings, fancy-dress fan events, photography talks, charity fundraisers, free audiobooks and much more.



Brandy Sour by Foundry Editions

Midas is excited to work with a brand new publisher of literature in translation, Foundry Editions, who uncover hidden gems from the Mediterranean Basin for the English-speaking world.

Existing with a mission to get readers to read internationally, Foundry Editions’ first title is set in Cyprus, with the short novel Brandy Sour, by Constantia Soteriou (published on 4th June, translation by Lina Protopapa) – a highly inventive novella which explores the turbulent history of Cyprus via the island’s iconic Ledra Palace Hotel, where every character has a drink of choice. Click here to purchase your copy today.



Let the Light In by Jane McDonald

This week we were thrilled to reveal the brand-new book by the bestselling author, platinum-selling recording artist and much-loved TV & radio star, Jane McDonald. Set to be published by Ebury on 26 September, Let the Light In is an inspiring and relatable book of ‘life lessons’ in which Jane talks – with heart and humour – about how surviving dark times has helped her to live her best life. On announcement it catapulted straight to No 1 on Amazon’s ‘Movers and Shakers’ – we’re looking forward to an exciting media campaign!



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