February is here and the time has finally come to let MidnightSun Publishing stand on its own two feet. Last night, 10 Feb 2012, the company was officially launched at an amazing party in Adelaide. Well-known businessman Simon Hackett did the honours and did so beautifully, talking about the need for people to be passionate about what they love and actually transform their passions into businesses.
The night was a huge success with 150-200 people attending, many of them taking advantage of the exclusive sale of our first book, Anna Solding’s The Hum of Concrete, a month before its actual launch at Writers’ Week. To see so many well-loved writers (Sean Williams, Carol Lefevre, Ruth Starke and Amy T. Matthews to name a few)
as well as an enthusiastic readership, gathered in support of this venture was very encouraging. A special thank you has to go to Sean Williams who was in charge of the music and did a fantastic job! Plenty of people let their hair down and decided that dancing was the right thing to do, which was just the way we had hoped things would turn out.
The list of people who should be thanked is long but we think it should be official that so many people have helped, and continue to help us, every day in every way. Thank you! Ross Williams for everything! Allan Taylor for everything and more! Simon Hackett, John Harris and Miles Kemp for making it big. Anna Hackett and John Flanagan Willanski for beautiful designs. Josefin Bergström and her crew for being in charge of the kitchen. But most of all a huge thank you has to go to all of you friends, family and interested parties who came out to celebrate this courageous new venture. Thank You!