Publishing course helps Sarah raise novel from the dead

Published: 14 January 2015 at 00:00

Graduate celebrates launch of new book

Untitled PageMA Publishing graduate Sarah Channing Wright recently celebrated the launch of her new book - nearly twenty years after almost shelving it forever.

The Angels of Islington, a tongue-in-cheek romp through the world of vampires that integrate themselves into the 1990s' London goth scene, was self-published by Sarah from scratch, using knowledge and skills she gained whilst studying at Anglia Ruskin.

Sarah designed and typeset the entire book; sourced a model and photographer for the front cover; set up marketing campaigns on social media and blog sites; arranged a pre-launch party and even sold nearly 20 copies before the book's launch date.

But the novel almost never saw the light of day.
Sarah Channing Wright

Sarah originally wrote The Angels of Islington back in 1997, but shelved it after a large portion was destroyed by a disk error. It wasn't until joining Anglia as a BA (Hons) Graphic Design and, later, MA Publishing student, that she began to use it as a dummy text for various projects on the courses.

Eventually, just like its undead protagonists, the story came back to life.

Since graduating, Sarah has been working for a charitable organisation, publishing online educational content and designing marketing literature. You can follow her progress at, where you'll find more information on the book, as well as sample chapters.

The Angels of Islington is available on on Kindle and Paperback.