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    Welcome to the July edition of the newsletter.

    In the United States, we celebrate independence day. Obviously we remember the adoption of the Declaration of Independence--an important document in world history expressing as it did the hopeful ideals of the Enlightenment. The Declaration is also important in the eBook world as possibly the first eBook. Way back in 1971, Project Gutenberg founder Michael Hart spent a late night typing the US Declaration of Independence into a computer, making it available to all. (See reference). Look how far we've come. As you celebrate independence (or for our British friends, celebrate the end of the burden of having to keep those pesky colonists under the Empire's protective arm), take some time to read. Obviously I'd like you to consider other independents--specifically the independent publishers who sprang up with the electronic revolution. We've given hundreds of authors a start, introduced new genres and taken risks that the big publishers simply could not afford. Independent publishers are good for the industry and good for the readers, but we do depend on readers like you. So, when you're loading your Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Sony or PC, consider giving the independent press a chance.

    Rob Preece, Publisher

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    • You can buy stuff from our Cafe Press Store (no markup). (Authors, please let me know if you're interested in your own Cafe Press Store. It's free and I'll be happy to help with artwork and to link to it.)
    • If you haven't already done so, check out our videos page. Trailers, video versions, author rants, and just-for-fun entertainment.
    • Available in bookstores? Thanks to an agreement between printers, many of our books (the paperback versions) are now orderable through your local bookstore. Of course, they're also available through Amazon. Authors, you may be able to work with your local bookstore for signings. e-mail me if you have questions.

    Coming in July:

    IN BOB WE TRUST by Joshua Calkins-Treworgy. Calkins-Treworgy concludes the BOB THE ZOMBIE trilogy with the final adventures of Undead Bob as he leads a horde of less-than-brilliant shamblers through Ohio and takes on (and eats) those bigoted against the undead, soldiers, and even marines. Calkins-Treworgy turns the standard zombie story on its head and gives us a charming, often funny, sometimes harsh view of the world through the eyes of a zombie. Look for BOB in the second half of the month. BOB will be priced at $3.99 but will be on sale for only $1.00 during its first month of availability. (See also MOTOR CITY SHAMBLER and FORWARD, SHAMBLE! by Joshua Calkins-Treworgy).

    Our June Publication

    Satin Shorts by George Snyder coverSATIN SHORTS by George Snyder. Eddie O'Roarke knows that Nick the Book never gives away anything--he learned that lesson when Nick made Eddie take the fall for a jewel heist. Now Nick wants Eddie to carry millions of dollars in stolen bank money across the border to Canada. Eddie knows he won't survive long enough to pocket the money Nick is promising--unless he can turn the tables on Nick. Unfortunately, Nick has sent a spy to watch Eddie. Fortunately, she's a very pretty spy--and Eddie thinks he can work the situation. An exciting caper adventure. SATIN SHORTS is priced at $3.99, but it'll be on introductory pricing of $1.00 until July 13, 2011.

    What our authors are up to

    New Reviews

    We added reviews of the following books during June:


    Many of our authors are on Facebook. Be sure to friend them, too. Included are Rob Preece, Teel James Glenm. Kate Rothwell, Paul Nelson, Victoria Chancellor, Kenneth E. Ingle, Joshua Calkins-Treworgy, Mike Markel, George Snyder and Kara Lennox. If your'e a Facebook member, search them out. (If you're a author and your name isn't on the list, e-mail me).

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    The Blog

    I confess that I've been remiss on the Blog. Let me know if you're interested in hearing about the sometimes-exciting life of a micro-publisher. Otherwise, I'm gradually migrating to Facebook.

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