Friday, October 24, 2008

New Book Out NOW

Jon Severson's fantastic railroad book about the history of the Duluth, Winnipeg and Pacific Railroad is now available. What a sweet book. Totally cool. 240 glossy pages of fantastic information, stories, photos, old newspaper articles, facts, and figures. And priced at only $24.95, it is a true value. Tell your pals about it, please.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Rinse and Spit People

Sometimes you wonder if publishing a book has any effect on the wide world out there. The good news is, good news travels far. Lee Andresen, author of Battle Notes: Music of the Vietnam War wrote recently to say that his book has been selling in South Africa. Not too long ago, Jeff Lower, author of Kat's Magic Bubble informed us that his book had gone to Russia...with love. These advances for individual books remind me of the saying, "I worked thirty years to become an overnight success." One day at a time, little by little, good books find their way to appreciative readers. Teddy Roosevelt said, "Do what you can with what you have where you are." This is what Savage Press books are doing every day wherever they are. They're saying what the author intended by speaking to the readers they find regardless of place. When you get a chance, wherever you are, by whatever means at your disposal, mention a Savage Press book to someone, tell someone to visit the website, promote a specific title, spread the news! Pretend your words of praise are peanut butter on bread, spread it on thick and often!

You could say, "Geeze, I read this great little children's book about a duck and a dog and doggone it if my kids didn't love it."

You could say, "You know, I was fishing around for a present for my husband and caught a great trout fishing book by a guy from Wisconsin named Jay Thurston."

While waiting for a dental appointment you could say, "I heard about this great new thriller out that has a powerful anti-hero named Frank Kane in it. Written by a dentist from Greensboro, North Carolina."

Rinse and spit people...spit it out about Savage Press, Savage Press authors, and Savage Press books.