Plots and plans, plots and plans...
Laying it all out for you.
Our suggestion last week that we all just slow down and take a breath before the inevitable holiday madness takes hold went down really well with you all so this week we’re gonna carry on in a similar vein.
In the background though we’ve been working like crazy making sure that everything is set up and raring to go for what we know will the most important 4 weeks of trading since we founded Fahrenheit 6 years ago. Indie publishing all around the world is in crisis and we know we need to bring our ‘A’ game this festive season if we’re gonna avoid the fate of so many of our Indie brothers & sisters over the last 18 months.
Don’t worry though, we reckon we’ve got it covered - we’re gonna attack the next month with our usual mixture of gusto, hustle and never say die spirit - all coming at you with some of the best books & merch available anywhere in the world.
This Christmas we’ll be bringing back our CRISIS AT CHRISTMAS campaign which pays for Christmas Food, Lodgings & Support for people who have found themselves without a roof over their heads over the holidays.
It works just the same as every year. Each week we’ll put the names of everyone who’s interacted* with us into a hat and select one name at random - we’ll then donate 1 x CRISIS CHRISTMAS CARE package in that person’s name.
*(this means anyone who follows us on social media, chats to us, retweets us, signs up for our newsletter or buys anything direct from our store.)
Each CRISIS CHRISTMAS CARE package costs £29.06 and you can find out more about them (and maybe even buy one yourself) over at the main CRISIS site.
As a lot of you will know we gave away 18,000 + free eBooks to people who faced financial hardship during the pandemic and since early this year we’ve given you all the opportunity at our store checkout to donate funds to support these efforts. We’ve decided that temporarily, from now until Christmas ALL of these checkout donations will be diverted to buy extra CRISIS CHRISTMAS CARE packages (in addition to the ones that we’ll be donating in your names).
In other news you’ll all be pleased to hear that we’re bringing back SECRET SANTA again this year. Long time Fahrenhistas love this annual bit of Fahrenheit fun but for all you newbies here’s how it works.
You buy a SECRET SANTA from our store
You TRUST US to send you something REALLY COOL
The Fahrenheit Elves will choose something from our shelves especially for you and gift wrap it in beautiful Christmas wrapping - it could be a paperback, a hardback, a t-shirt, a mug, a hoodie - could be anything - what it DEFINITELY WILL BE is worth considerably more than the flat cost of £6.95 ALL our Secret Santa’s are priced at.
As always you’ll be able to buy SECRET SANTAS for yourself or ask us to send it on your behalf directly to someone else.
Also for the first time this year if you’d like to DONATE A SECRET SANTA you’ll be able to do that and we’ll make sure your gift gets to people in need who could really do with a little bit of Christmas cheer this year.
Of course we also have a whole load of Christmassy fun and surprises planned - not least our annual feel-good Christmas book. This year it might just be the most Christmassy thing ever and we’re pretty sure you’re all gonna be queuing round our festive block buying copies to gift to everyone you know - the Fahrenheit designers have really hit this one out of the park - this one really is worth buying for the cover alone
Here’s a little slice just to tease you…
For now though we’re off to give our baubles a final polish and to make extra sure our tinsel is twinkling before all the festive fun kicks off next week.
If you’re going out this weekend look after each other and stay safe…
Better times are coming…
We kiss you,