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March 2015



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TGR, Gutenberg, Rubric

Long Tale Press Bookstore

Well, after much anticipation and hoopla, the bookstore is open, but you can't buy anything. There is still some glitch in the connection with the e-commerce server that is rejecting the last stage of the transaction. *le sigh* Jason and I were both racing to be the first to buy each others books and couldn't get the transaction finished.

Well, I know they will get it fixed sometime over the weekend and we'll start acting like a real business and take people's money and give them back great books to read.

It seems that I will be the designated driver tomorrow for four teen girls to Wild Waves. They will splash and play for a few hours while I sit in my car (or on the beach, or in the cafe) and start working on my newsletter for Monday and on the layout for the last of the first three books to go into the bookstore for opening. It took longer to get this one ready for press than the others, but it is well worth the wait. Gary Syck's Dark Horses is a literary fiction with incredibly well-drawn characters. Action takes place around a prison where the warden introduces a horse-riding program to try to give his inmates some focus in their lives. The story is very good. The language is rich. The characters are unforgettable. It will be a pleasure to put the book together this weekend.

In the meantime, we are in the final throes (isn't that the word they use for death?) of getting the house ready to put on the market. The stager will come on Tuesday and basically everything has to be ready to go. I think we may be on the market by next weekend! I've promised the family that if we get the house on the market, we can make an offer on the house everyone wants to live in.

So thank you all for talking up Long Tale Press. WE've drawn 47 registered new users in two weeks and I'm very pleased. We need more novel submissions, though, so please polish them up and get them submitted. And if you've registered, read and review the excerpts that are up. This site and business runs on what readers say we should publish!

Even if the store isn't completely functional, I'm having a glass of champagne to celebrate anyway!


Congratulations on such a terrific step in the journey.