Two events announced – Sep & Oct 2016

Our first book has a Launch & Signing Event arranged for Thursday 8th September 2016 at Waterstones in Greenwich, from 18:00 to 19:30. Nic Vine will be introduced by Jon Sibson, Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Business at the University of Greenwich. They will talk about Nic’s book “How Can We Make This Happen? : Successful Change Through Incentives and Trust“, Nic will read a few excerpts including fictional stories that illustrate real-life.  There will be wine, soft drinks and snacks (de rigueur).

On Wednesday 12th October Nic Vine delivers a Big Picture Seminar (public lecture) at the University of Greenwich from 17:00 to 18:30.  Nic discusses the ways in which we can Make Things Happen by looking at how individuals and groups are motivated, why and how to communicate differently with different groups, and the extent to which trust is fundamental for people working together.  He illustrates with examples from his recently published book, and from current media stories.  This is relevant to everyone in any organisation because we are all change agents now.

New channels added

The Distribution network is in full swing now, reaching well beyond the de facto Amazon (paperback and Kindle).

You can now purchase our first book, “How Can We Make This Happen?” by Nic Vine, in the other eBook format in the Apple Store and at Barnes & Noble amongst many others. Also in paperback at Book Depository, as well as Waterstones, Blackwells, Barnes and Noble and Createspace (USA).

We are committed to making our publications available through as many channels as possible. You will find the links on our Buy page.

First book published – on time, too

We’re all very excited at Trenchant Books to announce that Nic Vine’s book ‘How Can We Make This Happen? : Successful Change Through Incentives and Trust‘ is now available in paperback, Kindle, and other eBook formats through multiple channels including Amazon and Google Books.  Our Buy page provides all the links.

Nic is one of our founder authors, and his book has been a long time in the making.  We are very pleased that he has practised what he preaches, and delivered the completed project, with some assistance from our partners at Professional Publishing Services (RHE Media Ltd).

The publishing deadline had been set some months ago for the end of June, and the paperback was available from 21 Jun, and the eBook formats from 30 Jun – phew, just made it.

First book coming v soon

Much excitement at the Trenchant Books house as our first book is close to publication.

‘How Can We Make This Happen? Successful Change Through Incentives and Trust” by Nic Vine is in final proofing for both the paperback and eBook versions.

Barring any ‘unknown unknowns’, this ground-breaking book will be available before the end of June (yes, this June).  This has been a background, on/off project for Nic over the last 5 years, and he deserves a modest round of applause for finally getting it over the line (offstage: “but I could tune the text some more”).  You can read about it on the Books page.

Launching the site

The Trenchant Books publishing imprint is launched in June 2016, and here is the Beta version of the website. By ‘Beta’ I mean that it is incomplete, still being built, and some functions or links may not work yet. ‘Bear with’ as the saying goes.

For those interested, this site is hosted on 123-reg and the content is built using WordPress.  Our plan is to keep it as simple as possible, so that it is easy for you to read and for us to maintain.  This means using probably less than 10% of the available functionality, in common with most software usage these days.