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Coming Soon…Garland Press

January 18, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Garland Press Logo businesscardsMy 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.

  1. laura w. tomasko
    January 18, 2013 at 3:20 am

    Sounds great, Laurel. I’m happy to hear the news of progress in your new endeavor.


  2. Pat or Robin Cuneo
    January 18, 2013 at 7:34 pm


  3. ethierj@spmguardians.org
    January 22, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Congratulaions, Laurel! No risk, no growth.

    Joanne Ethier


    • January 22, 2013 at 1:56 pm

      Thanks, Joanne. At this point, I needed to hear that.

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