Here's a letter from Chris at Salt Publishing asking for your help, and it can be as simple as buying one of their books of poetry.
I hoped I'd never have to write this note. The recession has continued to have a very negative impact on sales at Salt and we're finally having to go public to ask you to help support us.
Our sales are now 60%... down on last year and have wiped out our grant and our cash reserves as we continue to market and publish what we can from what we believe is a great list. We've plans in place to help secure the business from November 2010 — though the books we'll be publishing won't deliver any real revenue until 2011. We're sorry to ask, embarrassed to ask, but we need your help to survive until then and if you were considering purchasing a Salt book, we'd dearly love you to do it right now. We've less than one week's cash left.
If you can help us, please do two things:
1. Buy one book from us — we don't mind from where, it can be from your local bookstore (they need your support, too), it can be from Amazon.com or the BookDepository. It can even be directly from us. But please buy that book now.
2. Please tell everyone you know to do the same. Buy just one book and pass it on.
If money is tight for you, too, you can simply write a review of any Salt book you love on Amazon. Or recommend a book to a friend.
You can visit our Web site right now, simply go to http://www.saltpublishing.com/
and buy Just One Book.
Remember too, that every book you buy directly from us gets a raffle ticket in our Big Summer Raffle — and you could win one copy each of the next 20 books we publish from 1 September.
Thanks for continuing to support us.
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