A Note About a Small Press

Back in December, Elizabeth from Darkcargo asked if anyone would be interested in helping out a small press with a little bloggy love. I googled and liked what I saw. Mercury Retrograde Press publishes the types of books I read, so naturally, I agreed. I thought of several ways to help out — maybe a read along, a post about the press, maybe interviews with the authors, reviews, etc. But first, I wanted to read the books.

In thinking of ways to help get the word out, I was planning to ask for a few review copies. Then I decided not to. No, I would buy these books. If I’m going to help out, buying books seems the most logical. The Shadow of the Sun by Barbara Friend Ish and Secret of the Sands by Leona Wisoker are now officially part of my to read list. I plan to pick up There Was a Crooked Man by Edward Morris soon too. Since there is a self-imposed book buying ban in place at my house (we have no more room) these are ebooks but I’m considering a hardcopy of There Was a Crooked Man which was the only reason this book wasn’t purchased along with the others.

I plan to start The Shadow of the Sun in the next few weeks, and if you’re looking for a new book to read, why not join me? I’m not looking to do a formal read along but I think it would be great to discuss this book with a few like-minded readers. And in the process, you’ll be helping out a small press. Think on it.

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A few things are going to happen including a read along of The Shadow of the Sun which is tentatively planned for April. More info about the read along will be available at Dab of Darkness. You can also find more info at Darkcargo who will be keeping track of things. I’m going to be doing something as well but I’m keeping that a secret for now, at least till we confirm everything. More to come…


7 thoughts on “A Note About a Small Press

  1. I read The Shadow of the Sun abut 2 years ago and absolutely loved it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. We’re planning a read along of this book, myself and 2 other bloggers. You are welcome to join us, if you wish, and if not I still really look forward to reading your posts on the book.

  2. I am honored and delighted by–well, all of this! Thank you very much for your kind interest, and your even kinder post. I so hope you enjoy reading our books. I love them all, of course.

    FWIW, we’re getting ready to release a new, greatly improved, Second Edition of There Was a Crooked Man by Edward Morris during the first half of this year. Ed has truly brought the work to a different level with this new edition, and his fine prose is being honed by the masterful editing talent of Joe Pulver–and augmented with some beautifully nightmarish images by Nick Gucker. If you haven’t already purchased There Was a Crooked Man, I suggest waiting for the new release.

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