Online book service helps Ripon author

Ripon author Ian Gouge has seen his publishing popularity grow over the last few years.

By Janet Harrison
Monday, 24th January 2022, 11:58 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th January 2022, 2:05 pm

He has found success not only in producing his own work but in expanding his imprint - Coverstory books - which he now also uses to bring others’ literary talents to the reading public.

“Having found an appropriate platform for producing and distributing my books, I decided that I could make good use of the skills I’d developed to publish books for other writers too,” said Ian.

The author has been particularly prolific recently with Coverstory books, publishing 20 books over the last three years.

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In addition to seven works of his own, he has produced debut collections of poetry, multiple anthologies and a collection of plays all for other writers.

Yorkshire writers are well represented,” Ian added.

“I have produced individual collections of poetry for Kathleen Swann, Julia Usman and David Smith, and there are many Yorkshire voices in 2021’s New Contexts anthologies.”

The latter follows the publication of Oak Tree Alchemy in 2019, an anthology written by 11 members of a North Yorkshire poetry group.

He added that he is unlikely to slow down.

“I have a number of personal projects on the go for 2022, plus two debut poetry collections during the first quarter and a number of other books pencilled in for the remainder of the year.” and