The Pleasures of Publishing - Making Great Books Available to Readers (Part One)
Have you ever read a book you really loved and wanted to tell everyone you knew about it?
That’s what happened when I read Kate Blackwell’s collection of short stories - you won’t remember this.
With some short story collections, I often skip a few. Start them, and if I’m not engaged immediately, I move on. Not with this collection.
Here’s how engaged I was. The hardcover came out in 2007. At the time, I was going back and forth between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC. One day my train was delayed, then delayed again.
If you’ve ever been stuck in Baltimore’s Penn Station, you know that after you look at all the great architectural detail, there’s not a whole lot left to do. I always dreaded those days the trains were running late.
Except this one Saturday, I had Kate’s book with me. I was so engrossed in the stories, I wouldn’t have minded if the train never came.
I’ve picked it up often since then, and every time I get caught up in the stories. I love books like that.
Unfortunately, the publisher, Southern Methodist University Press is no longer in business.
The people there loved this book as much as I do. But even when they were up and running, they didn’t publish paperbacks.
So, like far too many excellent books, you won’t remember this, hasn’t been available to a wider audience.
Maybe you can imagine how delighted I am that Bacon Press Books will now be publishing you won’t remember this by Kate Blackwell in paperback and ebook. We’re aiming for May 1, 2015.
Not sure publishing gets any better than this - making great books available to new readers.
Coming next: Praise from reviewers about you won’t remember this.
And the new cover.
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