The launch of John Pfitzner’s “Voices from the Fire” last Thursday at ELC in Adelaide, was a great success. We printed 150 copies of the book. 120 sold on the night, and the rest have pretty much sold out since then.
To put this into perspective, I was talking to a friend last night, a very accomplished and very good poet, who had his collection launched in Sydney last month. He sold 4 books on the night! If you’re not Seamus Heaney or Simon Armitage, poetry books just don’t sell out.
So for John’s book to sell out within a week is astonishing. A great tribute to the man, his many achievements, the many friends he made in life, and, of course, his skill as a poet.
We are looking at the feasibility of a 2nd print run.