Invitation Launch Quito Nicolaas’s ‘Verborgen leegte’

23 10 2010

BookIsh Publishers invites you to the launch of the new novel
 by Quito Nicolaas.

Friday 12 november 2010
19.30 pm – 22.00 pm
Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam
Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 DL Amsterdam

19.30 pm  Doors are open
20.00 pm  Welcome Irene de Cuba of BookIsh Publishers
20.10 pm  Introduction by cultural anthropologist dr. Francio Guadeloupe
20.25 pm  Launch of book  
20.35 pm  Musical interlude with jazzmusician Delbert Bernabela
20.45 pm  Yvette Cramer of Caribe Magazine interviews the author
21.00 pm  Poet Rosabelle Illes reads from the book 
21.10 pm  Book sales and signing reception
22.00 pm  Close

On Booktour in November

23 10 2010

After the booklaunch on 12 november Quito Nicolaas will be on booktour in a few cities of The Netherlands. There you can meet&greet the author. You can buy his new novel Verborgen leegte and let him sign it for you. The dates will be announced later on. Be sure to bring your friends and family. Say it forth. Make sure to visit our blog for more information on the schedule of  the booktour.

New Anthology with Work of Quito Nicolaas

23 10 2010

Our author Quito Nicolaas hasn’t been sitting still either. One of his poems has been selected and published in the upcoming new anthology in the Dutch language Vaar naar de vuurtoren [Eiland, Isla, Island, Eilân] Gedichten over 12 eilanden van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden compiled by Klaas de Groot. The book contains poems inspired by 12 islands belonging to the Kingdom of The Netherlands. Not only islands of The Netherlands itself, but also those of the Dutch Caribbean.

The booklaunch will be during a talkshow with the writers.


Wednesday 27 oktober 20.00 p.m.

Doors are open at: 19.30 p.m.
Location: MCH, Lange Herenvest 122, 2011 BX Haarlem
Entrance fee: 5 euro, including coffie and thea 
A library card gives free entrance for two person 

Reservation can be made @ 023 – 542 3540

As of 10-10-10 the Kingdom of The Netherlands has a is renewed:  Sint Maarten and Curaçao has been promoted to countries, as Aruba is already since 1986, inside the kingdom and Bonaire, Sint Eustatius en Saba are now ’public bodies’ of The Netherlands. Together with the Frisian Islands they complete the 12 islands mentioned in the anthology. This is being celebrated with the anthology Vaar naar de vuurtoren, where poets put their love for the island in the spotlight through 100 poems.

More information @ Mondiaal Centrum Haarlem 

2,5 weeks left!

23 10 2010

2,5 weeks left! Sounds like a film title, but no. It is the more or less 2,5 weeks left to the booklaunch of Verborgen Leegte. The manuscript is allready at the printer so it will be ready coming november. The program is ready and we are very pleased with everybody who is contributing to make the booklaunch a succes. So far we’re satisfied. Things are going as planned, right on target. Though there is still a lot of work to be done. Next we will step up the PR. Be sure to look forward to the program of the booklaunch on 12 november 2010.


4 10 2010




by  Quito Nicolaas

Friday 12 november 2010
19.30 – 22.00 p.m.
Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam
Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 DL Amsterdam

Free entrance


Organised by BookIsh Publishers in cooperation with the Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam.

Invitation and program will soon follow.


As of 8 october reservations can be made @



Getting the book published!

4 10 2010

Besides working on the blog there’s a lot of time going into the first novel in Dutch we will be launching soon. Editing the book, looking for the right cover that expresses the core of the novel, dealing with the printer, dealing with the writer (thats a hand full), making a communication plan, working on how you want it launched. In short bringing out a good product that’s worthwhile and that readers would want to read and ultimately buy. Next getting the PR machine on the run. Look out for the announcement on the booklaunch.

BookIsh Publishers Online

1 10 2010

BookIsh Publishers is now online. We’re working hard to get this blog up and running. Patience and there will be more information coming soon. We’re still under construction, but come back soon for more information.