Seven Days to Tell You by Ruby Soames has reached the final twelve in The People's Book Prize. We're thrilled, and it's all thanks to the readers who put their votes behind the title.
All our novels are published after their raw manuscripts are given a thumbs up by reading groups. Fiction is subjective - what receives praise from one reader, will be ridiculed by another. But if large numbers of book groups are thrilled by a work, then we are happy to put it to print and let other readers share the joy.
No one else in publishing gives readers so much power, and it is tough for a small company like ours to rise. We may have great stories, terrific writers and a wonderful niche in allowing reading groups to choose what we put to print. But we don't have the money for a publicity campaign. 
As a result, reaching the finals of The People's Book Prize brings a joy larger publishers can only dream of.