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    Welcome to the June edition of the newsletter.

    I'm a book lover. That's one reason why every move I make takes longer, costs more, and inevitably hurts more too as I cull through my stacks wondering if I can possibly sacrifice any of my treasures, give up on ever reading a book again. I still have most of my grad school textbooks (even though I don't actively pursue Economics, the subject of my degrees any longer) simply because I spent so much sweat and tears over them that I could never give them up. To men, part of the miracle of eBooks is that I can have my library forever, without having to pursue the every-weekend hunt for more bookshelves. If my pipes burst (again) I don't have to worry about losing the library in the basement. If bugs get into my garage, I don't (or I wouldn't, anyway, except for all of the paper not yet transformed) have to worry about that, either. What do you think? What is your favorite aspect of the eBook revolution?

    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 June:

    SATIN SHORTS by George Snyder. When the man who sent him to jail asks him to handle the money from a bank robbery, Eddie O'Roark isn't sure of his plan but he is sure of one thing--he's going to find a way to make Nick the Book pay for those years Eddie spent in jail. He's not sure what to do, though, with the "semi-retired hooker" Nick sends to watch over him and keep him straight. Just possibly, Eddie is entering his soft curvy woman phase. In his first novel, Snyder writes a captivating caper story. SATIN SHORTS will be priced at $3.99 but available at $1.00 throughout its first month of availability (look for it around June 12).

    Available in May

    "A DATE WITH DARKNESS. Author Vanessa Knipe (author of WITCH-FINDER and HARD LESSONS from her St. Van Helsing series) has a new novel in this universe. A young widow comes up with a plan to entertain her son and get herself back on the dating track. What she doesn't know is that her Internet singles ad will send every vampire, shapeshifter, and elemental in England into high alert--or call for attention from her one-time boyfriend and now top enforcer for the St. Van Helsing Seminary. DARKNESS will be priced at $3.99, but it'll be on sale for $1.00 until June 13.

    What our authors are up to

    • Karen Leabo will be conducting an online workshop called The Romance Novel Gestalt, June 6-19. Check it out here:
    • Rob Preece will be speaking on small publishing at the Orange County Romance Writers June 2011 meeting. (Note: Authors--please send updates on your activities and I'll include them in next month's newsletter)

    New Reviews

    We added reviews of the following books during May:


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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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