Happy New Year – and e-book news

31st December 2013 | Books, Daily Life | 2 comments

Happy New Year to readers of this blog – and thank you for sticking with me. It is lovely to know that somewhere out there is a circle of readers. Quite a wide circle, geographically. Visualising that circle definitely helps to combat the feeling of isolation to which pianists are often prone.

Those of you who are e-book readers probably know already that my book ‘Out of Silence’ is available as an e-book.In January, my first book ‘Beyond the Notes’ (Boydell Press) will also be published in electronic form. It’s available on several platforms: Kindle, Apple i-Store, Barnes & Noble’s e-platform, eBooks.com – an Australian supplier, Gardners (who sell on behalf of independent bookshops), Kobo, Sony, Waterstones,and Overdrive.

I don’t like to admit that I don’t possess an e-book reader, but perhaps you do. Happy New Year! I have a feeling that 2014 is going to be a better year.


  1. Pinakin

    Happy New Year Susan.

    Thanks for keeping the blog going. I always look forward to your posts.

    Which of your two e-books would you recommend reading first, or does it not matter?

    • Susan Tomes

      ‘Beyond the Notes’ is the first book, so I would start there. The first half of the book is the story of the group Domus with its portable concert hall, the geodesic dome. The second half is a collection of chapters on various performance issues.
      My third book, ‘Out of Silence’, has short chapters and doesn’t probe things so much, though on the other hand it’s perhaps more personal. Wishing you a good start to 2014.


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