Factory Visit to see ‘Sugar Money’ being printed

This week, I was lucky enough to visit Mackays of Chatham in order to see the first hardback copies of my new novel Sugar Money #SugarMoney rolling off the production line.

Mackays printing press


Andy of Mackays gave a little group of us – including my editor Angus, from Faber and Faber – the grand tour and explained how the books are made. The factory machines run 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It was a fantastic and moving experience.

Andy of Mackays, Chatham

At the end of the tour, I was allowed to take away a finished hardback. Seven thousand copies were printed on that afternoon and another seven thousand trade paperbacks were to be published the following day.

Sugar Money by Jane Harris rolling off the printing press
pallet of copies of Sugar Money by Jane Harris