2013 ended on a high note for Sullivan Street Press. We’ve published two e-books that set our anchors where we want this company to be. On the non fiction side, Paul Graham’s e-book, Eating Vegan in Vegas: If it can happen here, it can happen anywhere was an important title to base our mission for saving the planet on. With a wonderfully funny but sincere foreword by Elizabeth Kucinich, Paul’s e-book gave us all a new way to think and talk about the role of being a vegan in terms of the entire movement to save our planet. Environmentalists, animal rights activists, political organizers, all of us need to see this core commitment to becoming vegan as the way forward.
By attaching Sullivan Street Press’ future to this one simple plan for life, much more has opened up as well.
I found the fiction writer, Kirpal Gordon, when the editor of Lakeview International reached out to me about his new online journal through our connection on LinkedIn. I read the entire issue and it was Kirpal’s story about this strangely wonderful character, Ganga Ghosh, that stirred me up. I contacted Kirpal and discovered him living in Flushing, Queens to my utter surprise that a journal founded in India brought me in touch with a writer in Queens, NY.
I wanted to publish Kirpal’s work because my business as a publisher is to find work that I believe will galvanize readers in their search to be more – whatever that more entails. By reading Kirpal’s novel, channels within me that had been clogged opened up and my complacency about language got rooted out. Beyond that, I became more aware of the relationship between language and music and how they determine each other. Go Ride the Music: A Love Odyssey has given insight as well about how we learn to create. Read it for yourself. Don’t let me say it all. Enter our conversation on the website by asking Kirpal questions or responding to those he has answered.
2014 promises riches as well. Spurred on by what 2013 has given to us, there are more new authors and more new projects to present. We’ve been called the go-givers as opposed to the go-getters. I believe that describes everyone who is affiliated with this company. In honor of those who have given so fully of their talents this year to make Sullivan Street Press look and function so well, I want to acknowledge them and their work:
For the best web design, hosting and services, my trusted web wizard is Steve Rypka.
For the best design and creation of all the e-books, Patricia Rasch is an outstanding partner in helping me present our books in ways that look and function well.
For teaching me how to use social media to a fuller advantage and also believing in what this company does, Laura France at Vocus has done much to help get the word out in so many creative ways.
In 2014, as in this past year, we’ll rely on these people to help make the forthcoming titles by Mickey Z., Rod Lambert and Julie Bolt look good, be available and known. There will be some remarkable changes to how we interact with our community, so stay tuned. One of the best ways to do that is to sign up for our newsletter, right here on the website. And thank you all for what you do too to change our world.