What I initially expected to be a clear, straight, short path to turning 100 stories, grampa tales and essays into a book turned out to be somewhat of an agony. But that was then.
Monday morning I will send off the print-ready pdf of the book interior and psd file of the cover of What We Hold In Our Hands: a Slow Road Reader to Edwards Brothers of Ann Arbor, MI. Three weeks in process there, a week in shipment to Goose Creek, and if things go according to plan, on May 6 I’ll be sending books out to those of you who order between now and then.
I’m prepared to receive you order and books will be mailed in the order the forms and checks are received. After that initial mailing, I’ll send books via the regular surface mail within three days or less of receipt of your order.
I’d like to think my experience in early May 2006 with Slow Road Home will give me an idea what to expect: I carried three milk crates full of books, mostly in ones but some 5 at at time, to the local post office. I think I mailed sixty-something books that first day after the books came.
If you click on the order form above (or here), a download link for the printable page will carry you to the form.
If you want to know more about the book, click here or the cover image of the book at the top right of this page.
Now. How to get the word out; to determine who is my audience; to find those audiences within a reasonable drive and set up more than one event per trip; to focus exclusively on the print version or think soon about an abridged audio, about galleries of images and of photoessays from the book; and do I create “visual essays” from the book for presentations that include the common message of both books?
Sorry, just thinking outloud..