FAHRENBRUARY IS HERE

A month long, blogger led celebration of all things Fahrenheit Press & Fahrenheit 13

We wanted Fahrenheit to be a tribe, we wanted people to identify with our spirit, to know that we’d challenge them but to trust that if something has our stamp on it, it will be awesome."

Dear Friends,

When I founded Fahrenheit Press I knew I wanted us to build a whole new type of publishing company. I’d worked in publishing for 25+ years and had built myself a good life and a reputation for success off the back of it. It’s fair to say I had a lot to thank the publishing industry for.  That said I had also spent most of the previous 10 years screaming in the wilderness trying to persuade my corporate paymasters to switch up their game to avoid presiding over what was increasingly looking like an industry sanctioned managed decline.

Publishing had become too safe, too introspective and too afraid of change. It was an industry run by elites who felt secure that their readers would take what they were given and like it. The gatekeepers were very much in charge and they guarded access to their gravy train jealously.

For someone like me who had always had one foot in the music business, the parallels between the Big 5 publishers and the bloated record corporations of the early eighties were impossible to ignore.

We founded Fahrenheit in the spirit of my favourite indie record labels, the ones who had come along with a fearless independent spirit, who were confident in their own judgement, who trusted that there was an audience out there that was just as smart, savvy and committed to challenging the status quo as they were.

When we started Fahrenheit we didn’t look to other publishing companies for inspiration, we looked to Factory Records, Beggars Banquet, Mute, Rough Trade – hell we even stole a couple of pages from McGee’s playbook over at Creation.

We wanted Fahrenheit to be a tribe, we wanted people to identify with our spirit, to know that we’d challenge them but to trust that if something has our stamp on it, it will be awesome – more than anything we wanted everyone involved with Fahrenheit - authors, readers, bloggers, booksellers, to feel they were a real part of this beautiful thing we’re all trying to build here.

And what do you know, it’s only gone and worked.

The first inkling that something interesting has happening was when a group calling themselves The Fahrenhistas emerged a year or two ago. The Fahrenhistas were not something we invented, they even came up with their own name. Small groups of them appeared spontaneously in pretty much every corner of the world. They read our books, champion us on social media, wear our t-shirts, get Fahrenheit tattoos (yes really) – they meet up, have drinks, go to gigs together - even get laid sometimes (yes really) – we’re pretty sure it’s only a matter of time before we have the first Fahrenhista wedding.

And now FAHRENBRUARY is happening – another spontaneous show of support from readers + bloggers who want to wear their Fahrenheit skulls on their sleeves.

FAHRENBRUARY is a month long celebration of all things Fahrenheit Press + Fahrenheit  13.

FAHRENBRUARY wasn’t anything to do with us.

FAHRENBRUARY was 100% conceived by readers + bloggers who wanted to find a way to support what we’re trying to build.

FAHRENBRUARY is not being run by us – two book bloggers @laughinggravy71 + @thatmattkeyes have volunteered to help co-ordinate the month long festival on behalf of their fellow Fahrenhistas – if you’d like to know how you can get involved you can contact them on Twitter.

We’re pretty sure that nothing like this reader & blogger fuelled festival has ever happened before with any publishing company, anywhere in the world and we’re genuinely humbled by the trust you’ve given us and the love you’re showing to us during FAHRENBRUARY.

We’ll be posting links to all the reviews and blogs that appear during FAHRENBRUARY on this page so you can always come here and catch up if you miss anything.

Thank you all. You’re literally the best.

Chris McVeigh, Publisher, February 2019

ALL THE LATEST FAHRENBRUARY BLOGS & REVIEWS ARE LISTED BELOW

JANUARY 31ST

- Fahrenheit author @aidandfthorn previews FAHRENBRUARY over at Punk Noir Mag

- Book Blogger @thatmattkeyes kicks things off over at his blog.

FEBRUARY 1ST

- Book Blogger @thatmattkeyes explains why he wanted to be part of FAHRENBRUARY over at his blog

- Book Blogger @kellyvandamme writes an extraordinary review of @adenbleyker15's latest novel over at her blog

- Book Blogger @@laughinggravy71 tells how FAHRENBRUARY begin as a twinkle in his big beardy eye over at his blog

FEBRUARY 2ND

- Book Blogger @thatmattkeyes hosts a guest post from Fahrenheit high-priestess @joperryauthor over at his blog

- Farenhista @bcaller67 with a great review of @ipatrick_author's awesome Stoned Love over on Amazon

- Fahrenhista @rowingwabbit post's a review of @aidandfthorn's Brit-Noir masterpiece When The Music's Over on Goodreads

- Fahrenheit author @joperryauthor posts a review of @PaddyMagrane over on the Fahrenheit site

- Book Blogger @laughinggravy71 posts an awesome review of @joperryauthors's Dead Is Better over on his blog

FEBRUARY 3RD

- Fahrenbruary stalwart @thatmattkeyes posts a reviewof @joperryauthor's Dead Is Good over at his blog

- Fahrenheit author @nolanwriter found this video about the Strangeways prison riots which form the backdrop to his MancNoir novel Black Moss - watch it on youtube

- Book Blogger @@laughinggravy71 posts an awesome review of @ipatrick_author's Stoned Love over on his blog

- a re-post of @thatmattkeyes thoughts on @derekifarrell's Danny Bird books over at his blog

FEBRUARY 4TH

- Fahrenheit author @aidandfthorn tells us about a book he wishes he'd written over at @beech_jason's blog

- Book Blogger @@laughinggravy71 hosts a great guest post from @ipatrick_author over on his blog

- Book Blogger @thatmattkeyes posts the first review in a series as he works his way through Noirville - our first short story collection over at his blog

FEBRUARY 5TH

- Book Blogger @grabthisbook reviews @furiousdshow's Video Killed The Radio Start over at his blog

- Book Blogger @@laughinggravy71 has a Q&A with @ipatrick_author over on his blog

- Book Blogger @thatmattkeyes posts the second review in a series as he works his way through Noirville - our first short story collection over at his blog

FEBRUARY 6TH

- Fahrenheit author @derekifarrell reviews @joperryauthor's Dead Is Goodt over at his website

- Book blogger @laughinggravy71 reviews @PaulJGadsby's Back Door To Hell over on his blog

- Fahrenheit author @pauldbrazill reviews @aidandfthorn's When The Music's Over on his website

FEBRUARY 7TH

- Fahrenheit author @PaulJGadsby writes a piece about the couples on the run who inspired Back Door To Hell over on @laughinggravy71's blog

- Book Blogger @thatmattkeyes posts the third review in a series as he works his way through Noirville - our first short story collection over at his blog

- Fahrenheit author @joperryauthor has added a Fahrenbruary page to her website

- Book blogger @col2910 reviews @GrahamWynd's Satan's Sorority over on his blog

- Book blogger @book_obsessed1 reviews @adenbleyker15's Red Hands over on her blog

- Book blogger @col2910 interviews @aidandfthorn over on his blog

- Book blogger @HCNewton reviews an @rfdaze short story over on his blog

- Book blogger @marpleleaf writes about @nolanwriter over on his blog

FEBRUARY 8TH

- Journalist @MrGeetsRomo reviews @nolanwriter's Black Moss over at the Northern Soul website

- Book blogger @HCNewton reviews Needle Song by @rfdaze over on his blog

- Journalist @lrtpublicity reviews @nolanwriter's Black Moss over at the I Love MCR website

- Book Blogger @thatmattkeyes posts the fourth review in a series as he works his way through Noirville - our first short story collection over at his blog

- Book blogger @HCNewton interviews @rfdaze over on his blog

- Book blogger @kellyvandamme reviews @adenbleyker15's Red Hands over on her blog

- Journalist @vickiescullard reviews @nolanwriter's Black Moss for the manchester evening news

FEBRUARY 9TH

- Fahrenheit Author @JoPerry Author introduces her new Charlie & Rose book DEAD IS BEAUTIFUL over on her website

- Fahrenheit author @aidandfthorn reviews @joperryauthor's Dead Is Better over at our website

- Book blogger @laughinggravy71 reviews @sethaynch''s Citizen Of Nowhere over on his blog

- Book blogger @kellyvandamme reviews @adenbleyker15's Dark Water over on her blog

- Book Blogger @thatmattkeyes hosts a guest post from Fahrenheit author @rfdaze over at his blog

FEBRUARY 10TH

- Book blogger @laughinggravy71 reviews @sethaynch's A Dead American In Paris over on his blog

- Book Blogger @thatmattkeyes reviews Needle Song from Fahrenheit author @rfdaze over at his blog

- Writer & Book blogger @rlsmithwriting reviews The Eternity Fund over on her site

FEBRUARY 11TH

- Book blogger @laughinggravy71 interviews @sethaynch over on his blog

- Book blogger @donjimmyreviews reviews Death Of A Diva by @derekifarrell over on his blog

- Book Blogger @thatmattkeyes posts another review as he works his way through Noirville - our first short story collection over at his blog

- Book blogger @HCNewton reviews @joperryauthor's Dead Is Better over on his blog

FEBRUARY 12TH

- Book blogger @laughinggravy71 reviews @derekifarrell over on his blog

- Book blogger @book_obsessed1 reviews Ersatz World by Richard Godwin over on her blog

- Book Blogger @thatmattkeyes reviews Red Hands by @adenbleyker15's over at his blog

- Book blogger @HCNewton reviews @joperryauthor's Dead Is Best over on his blog

FEBRUARY 13TH

- Book Blogger @thatmattkeyes hosts a guest post by @adenbleyker15's over at his blog

- The @beggarsthearter announces a night of books and storytelling from @nolanwriter on their website

- Book blogger @laughinggravy71 reviews @derekifarrell over on his blog

- Fahrenheit Author @TonyRCox reviews some Fahrenheit books over on his website

- Fahrenheit Author @PaulDBrazill reviews some Rubicon over on his website

- Fahrenheit Author @joperryauthor introduces us to the owl who stars in her new book Dead is Beautiful over on facebook

- Book blogger @HCNewton reviews @joperryauthor's Dead Is Good over on his blog

FEBRUARY 14TH

- Book blogger @kellyvandamme interviews @adenbleyker15's over on her blog

- Book blogger @laughinggravy71 hosts a guest post from @derekifarrell over on his blog

- Book blogger @HCNewton reviews @nolanwriter's Black Moss over on his blog

- Avid reader @rowingwabbit reviews Back Door To Hell on Goodreads

- Book Blogger @thatmattkeyes posts another review as he works his way through Noirville - our first short story collection over at his blog

- Book blogger @HCNewton interviews@joperryauthor over on his blog