2013 has begun and we’re counting our blessings. Now that we have announced Paul Graham’s new e-book, Eating Vegan in Vegas: If it can happen here it can happen anywhere, due out 4/11/13, we’re planning other publications for this year too.
First though, it’s such a pleasure to work with Paul on this e-book transformed from his sensational blog of the same name. His constant work to build bridges among the various groups working to educate, inform and change us on how we relate to our diet and our planet is going to be a major factor on how lots of people now join this growing movement. Without his type of compassionate dedication, a project of this scope could not have gotten off the ground.
What also inspired me in 2012 is now an ongoing factor for the Sullivan Street Press website. Working with Steve Rypka has changed my attitude towards many things relating to our environment and our responsibility to this planet. In light of our discussions, I decided to have Steve migrate my site to his server. Now, the SSP website can proudly proclaim it is a 100% carbon neutral site. GreenDreamWeb is one of the kindest, gentlest website development companies I have dealt with.
In this era of constant discussion about the role of the publisher in creating content, SSP has made a new program available to out of print authors by re-issuing their novels as e-books. If applicable, we’ll also be adding elements to their newly released e-books.
What I want authors with out-of-print titles to understand is this; for the most part, their book isn’t available due to a business model that doesn’t work for them and lots of other writers as well.
Our ecommerce, your shopping experience, has changed as well. We now have gift coupons available. Now if you like one of our e-books, you can buy a coupon and send them via email a link to download the e-book. These gift coupons will also allow for special promotions.
As if all these new features and the new e-book weren’t enough, Scags at 18 will soon be available on the Scags iPad app.
Finally, I am pleased to announce the return of the REZ Reading Series, March 7th, 7:30 to 9:00 pm at Odradeks Coffee House in my neighborhood, Kew Gardens, NY.