Sherlock Holmes Fans Break All Publishing Records - Again.
The worldwide popularity of Sherlock Holmes has been proved once again by a group of 40 volunteer translators who have, in record time, helped create 7 new language versions of the groundbreaking book ‘Sherlock’s Home, The Empty House’. The new versions were released on Amazon UK this week [click here] following an intense few months of translations - funded by fans through a project on Kickstarter.
The original English language book broke all sorts of records last year when it was created to raise awareness for the Save Undershaw campaign (please visit and ‘like’ their Facebook Page), which is working to save the former home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (ACD). Without Undershaw, where ACD brought Holmes back to life and where he wrote classics like The Hound of The Baskervilles, many argue there would be no Sherlock Holmes today. Can you image life without BBC Sherlock for example?
The original book:
- had entries from over 300 writers/actors/fans from around the world to select from, with 40 stories/poems/writings being selected
- Has contributions from Holmes actors Stephen Fry, Mark Gatiss, Douglas Wilmer and many more
- Was the first time permission has been given for all 4 major actors to appear on a book cover. Benedict Cumberbatch sitting alongside other Holmes legends like Jeremy Brett
- Made the deadline for the appearance in the High Court to fight the destruction of the house by less than 24 hours - the books were delivered the afternoon before
The book represents the passion and support that Sherlock Holmes fans have for the author and the important building which they want to see as a legacy for future generations of Holmes fans.
Everyone involved should be truly proud of the project which will create awareness for Save Undershaw for years to come. A huge thank-you to all involved. Please share this news far and wide.
We’re excited to bring you the next stage in the Sherlockology experience - our own online store, featuring premium quality products inspired by the BBC Series, as well as a one-stop place to find the Holmes related books of MX Publishing.
The primary aim of Sherlockabilia is not simply selling merchandise however, and we’re going to be brutally honest here.
Sherlockology is a website funded fully from our own pockets, and recently costs have started to mount up. Though we have been relying on kind donations and advertising revenue, costs for maintaining the website continue to rise. So we have decided to open Sherlockabilia, stocked with a growing range of exclusive and varied products, to help fund our server costs, and expenses for the travel we undertake to bring you content on the website like features and reviews. Sherlockology is a website that remains not for profit, and the funds raised from any sales on Sherlockabilia are not going into our wallets. We love running the site and everything that it entails, and wish to keep doing so.
Sherlockabilia is very much a work in progress, and we aim to continue to expand the range we offer in the future.
So take a look around, and do let us know if there’s anything YOU would like us to produce for sale on the store. We hope you like some of the Holmes inspired merchandise we have come up with so far.
We’re particularly fond of a certain blue Scarf, and black umbrella for example….
Visit the store at www.sherlockabilia.com. Most items, with exceptions, ship worldwide. If they require special shipping requirements, the product listing will have further information.
Caption competition - https://www.facebook.com/benedictcumbercatchintransition
Thank you Stephen! The enigmatic Mr.Fry is among the supporters of
SAVE UNDERSHAW - click ‘like’ and get us over 15,000 supporters.
Stephen and Mark Gatiss (and many other actors) also contributed to Sherlock’s Home - The Empty House - the book about the struggle to save the house.
It is available in English from all good bookstores including in the USA Barnes and Noble and Amazon, in the UK Waterstones, Amazon andBook Depository (free worldwide delivery) and in all electronic formats - Kindle, iPad, Koboand Nook.
With one week to go, the project to translate our book, Sherlock’s Home: The Empty House, into five additional languages is doing incredibly well on Kickstarter with over 70 pledges, and has passed 80% of the target. We now just need the final push to get the project organised by MX Publishing over the line.
Thanks to the team at MX Publishing, we’re excited to bring you this exclusive interview with Sherlock producer Sue Vertue on the genesis of the BBC series. The interview was carried out as part of this month’s Sherlock Holmes week and in support of the Save Undershaw campaign, for which Mark Gatiss is also a Trust patron.
Fans are being asked to vote for their favourite story from Sherlock’s Home - The Empty House. The story (from the 30+ in the book) that gets the most votes will be performed and recorded by Nick Briggs (voice of The Daleks and current Sherlock Holmes in the Big Finish audio series) and made available to fans. It’s a priceless prize for the writers that have contributed to this vital book.
To vote, please visit the Save Undershaw Poll - voting closes midnight UK time 31st July or when 5,000 votes have been reached…..
Sherlock’s Home is available through all good bookstores and in all good formats……
The team behind Sherlock’s Home - The Empty House have confirmed a stunning competition for Sherlock Holmes Week (31st July - 5th August) for those contributors that made it into the book and fans.
Fans will be able to vote for their favourite story/poem from the book and the winners will have their work performed and recorded by a leading Holmes actor. Details of the poll will be released on the Save Undershaw Facebook Page. Fans who vote will go into a draw to win some unique Sherlock Holmes related prizes.
Sherlock’s Home is available from Amazon and Barnes and Noble have it at 32% off the cover price (at just $11.55) and the Kindle , Nook , Kobo, and a brand new iBooks (iPad) version are also available.
SHERLOCK’S HOME: THE EMPTY HOUSE IS NOW AVAILABLE
Today marks the Judicial Review into the future of Undershaw. And also, Sherlock’s Home: The Empty House, our collection of fan written stories and star testimonials produced with MX Publishing is now officially onsale.
All royalties go to the Undershaw Preservation Trust.
Sherlock’s Home: The Empty House available now on Kindle UK and Kindle US!
The printed editions are shipping soon too - You can order your own copy of the book from: AMAZON (UK) AMAZON (US) and THE BOOK DEPOSITORY (World Wide).
The date of the High Court Judicial Review*, and will also be given out on the day. To keep up with all the latest news on the progress of Save Undershaw please visit: www.saveundershaw.com
*If the Review outcome is in the Trust’s favour, royalties from the sale of this book will go directly towards the renovation costs of the building. Should the unthinkable happen and it does not, the money will contribute to preserving the memory of Undershaw by documenting the building.