12 September 2011

Eating Smoke: four-star SCMP review

2019-07-12T07:38:51+08:00September 12th, 2011|authors, hong kong, media attention, new books|0 Comments

Thanks to the South China Morning Post for a great review of Chris Thrall's crystal meth memoir! A triad-controlled nightclub, of course, is not a clever place to work if you're addicted to a drug with a tendency to induce horrifying paranoia. A lot of bad stuff is going to happen and it's very easy for an Ice-addled mind to [...]

20 July 2011

Another Side to the Story: Publishing in Hong Kong

2019-07-12T07:38:36+08:00July 20th, 2011|hong kong, media attention, publishing|6 Comments

In the run-up to the 2011 Hong Kong Book Fair, which opens this week, Blacksmith Books is featured in a Hong Kong Trader story about publishing in Asia. Hong Kong has always been viewed by the publishing world as a place to print books rather than to have them published. That's changing due to shifting global focus on Asia. At [...]

4 March 2011

Book giveaway: The Eurasian Face

2017-10-05T21:37:49+08:00March 4th, 2011|book giveaway, media attention|8 Comments

Here's what people have been saying about Kirsteen Zimmern's The Eurasian Face: "Zimmern ... has taken what she called "a fleeting glimpse into the lives and faces of a number of Eurasians," and ended up fascinated by what she discovered. She has produced a lovely and evocative book to tell their stories." –- Asia Sentinel "Half Chinese and half Scottish, [...]

18 February 2011

Glimpse into the mind of a Spiderman

2016-11-24T01:14:25+08:00February 18th, 2011|authors, hong kong, media attention|3 Comments

There's a full-page interview with extreme climber Alain Robert in today's China Daily. Asked why he's not afraid of the dangers posed by his unaided ascents, Alain explains his approach to life. "A lot of people are dreaming but they don't have the guts to make their dreams come true. At least I'm the one who did it. I'm not [...]

7 February 2011

Waiting for the Dalai Lama

2019-07-12T04:15:15+08:00February 7th, 2011|authors, china, media attention, new books|0 Comments

Thanks to Time Out Hong Kong for a full-page interview with Annelie Rozeboom, author of our newest title: a book of interviews which explores the life stories of Chinese and Tibetan people in and around Tibet. Click to see at full size. Also read a great review of the book in Cairns Media Magazine: Almost everything that's revealed in Waiting [...]

31 January 2011

Book talk in Shanghai, 26th Feb: The Great Walk of China

2016-11-24T01:14:26+08:00January 31st, 2011|authors, china, events, hiking, media attention|0 Comments

How long would it take to walk across the world's most populous country? Find out by listening to Graham Earnshaw's story. He'll be speaking at Garden Books -- 325 Changle Road, Shanghai -- at 6pm on Saturday 26th February. 40 RMB includes one drink. Graham's book The Great Walk of China is a journey into China's heartland, away from its [...]

15 January 2011

Eating Smoke

2019-07-12T02:33:13+08:00January 15th, 2011|authors, media attention, new books|3 Comments

A sneak preview on the right of an upcoming title which has been receiving a lot of attention on the internet. Watch this space for launch date! Or you can follow author Chris Thrall's Facebook page to stay updated. The Eurasian Face has also had a lot of publicity recently. It's just been reviewed by the online newspaper Asia Sentinel.

12 November 2010

Press roundup

2017-10-05T21:36:52+08:00November 12th, 2010|authors, media attention|0 Comments

In the news this week: Bernd Hagemann, author of Sleeping Chinese, was interviewed by Urbanatomy Guangzhou; Alain Robert's spine-tingling book With Bare Hands was given four stars by US climbing magazine Rock and Ice; Great Walk of China author Graham Earnshaw was interviewed by Paul French for the Ethical Corporation podcast; and Blacksmith Books was featured in a [...]

1 November 2010

Meet Feng Chi-shun and other authors at the AWA Bazaar

2016-11-24T01:14:28+08:00November 1st, 2010|authors, events, hong kong, media attention|0 Comments

Philip Chan Yan-kin, legendary Hong Kong movie actor, director, and producer, has said the following about Feng Chi-shun's Kowloon memoir Diamond Hill: It was with red, teary eyes and a pain in my stomach that I closed the last page of Feng Chi-shun’s flashback of his youthful days in and around the infamous Diamond Hill. For me, the place itself [...]

26 September 2010

If you’re going to San Francisco…

2017-10-05T21:37:32+08:00September 26th, 2010|authors, china, media attention|0 Comments

... be sure to read this review of China: Portrait of a People in the San Francisco Chronicle! :) Getting a full picture of China - a vast country with an enormous population, a place that is experiencing sweeping cultural and economic changes - is, of course, impossible. But Tom Carter comes close. ... It's a remarkable book, compact yet [...]

1 September 2010

Dozens of Chinas

2016-11-24T01:14:30+08:00September 1st, 2010|authors, china, media attention|0 Comments

More US media coverage. Tom Carter's photo book has been reviewed by Mike Revzin of the Christian Science Monitor: In China: Portrait of a People, Tom Carter shows us that there are actually dozens of Chinas. The American photojournalist spent two years traveling 35,000 miles through every province of China by bus, boat, train, mule, motorcycle, and on foot. What [...]

11 August 2010

CNNGo and China Daily interview Tom Carter

2016-11-24T01:14:31+08:00August 11th, 2010|authors, china, media attention|0 Comments

Two new interviews with CHINA: Portrait of a People author Tom Carter have just appeared. First, CNNGo stopped Tom before his talk at Shanghai's Glamour Bar to get some insight into his "beautiful and groundbreaking 600-page photo collection". CNNGo: How do you think photojournalism gives people a deeper understanding of China than traditional journalism? Tom Carter: ... I believe that [...]