As many of you will know, Jen and Christopher have been struggling to keep Salt moving since June last year when the economic downturn began to affect our press. Their three year funding ends this year: they’ve £4,000 due from Arts Council England in a final payment, but cannot apply through Grants for the Arts for further funding for Salt’s operations. Spring sales were down nearly 80% on the previous year, and despite April’s much improved trading, the past twelve months has left them with a budget deficit of over £55,000. It’s proving to be a very big hole and they’re having to take some drastic measures to save their business. Here’s how you can help them save Salt and all their work with hundreds of authors around the world. JUST ONE BOOK
1. Please buy just one book, right now. They don’t mind from where, you can buy it from Salt or from Amazon, your local shop or megastore, online or offline. If you buy just one book now, you’ll help to save Salt. Timing is absolutely everything here. They need cash now to stay afloat. If you love literature, help keep it alive. All it takes is just one book sale. Go to our online store and help us keep going.
2. Share this note on Facebook or your Forum. Tell your friends. If they can spread the word about their cash crisis, they can hopefully find more sales and save our literary publishing. Remember it’s just one book, that’s all it takes to save us. Please do it now.