Coming Soon…Garland Press
My grandmother, Grace Lent, drew the above book plate about 100 years ago; I have co-opted her art work as a logo for the small, independent press I’m starting. It’s not my grandmother’s publishing era any more, that is for sure. Books have come a long way since they lived in my grandmother’s sewing room, in bookcases with glass doors that drifted open if you didn’t return the folded squares of wool to the upper corners.
But thank goodness the practice of reading lives on, whether done on an eReader, a notebook, a smart phone, or good old-fashioned paper. It’s a risky time to embark on a publishing venture, but I’m excited to enter the wild fray that is competing for the reader’s attention. I’m eager to discover, publish, and promote novels and essays that are worthy of the modern reader’s time. We will revere the old books and the old ways. At the same time, we’ll embrace the new technologies that make it possible to download books instantly and for individuals to start their own presses. There will eventually be an official web site for Garland Press, but while we’re starting things up, you can come here for news.