Where it all began

We are off on our summer holiday this week, to out favourite Italian city, Siena. It was over coffee in the Roxy Bar in that city that we finally agreed to start The Greystones Press.

We had been thinking about it for some time but, having been caught in a heavy downpour, a bit like the ones in London and Midlands this week, we dashed inside and took out a notebook and pen.

By the time the storm had passed, we had committed ourselves to the project and had a three-year publishing plan. I have to admit that it didn’t resemble closely the books we have published in 2016, 2017 and 2018! That’s an example of the flexibility you have to display if you want to be a publisher. We didn’t know then what we know now about all the tasks I outlined in my last blog post. There has been so much learning on the job.

I’m sure we’ll soon be back in the Roxy Bar, looking for coffee rather than inspiration. But let’s hope we aren’t driven inside by the rain this time.