New: The Supernatural History Series!

Some of my new Supernatural History Series packs are done! The store can be found here. Included in the series are newly designed and typeset editions of: The Wonders of the Invisible World/A Further Account of the Tryals of the New-England  Witches ... by Cotton Mather and Increase Mather (Boston, 1693), A Report of the…

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Lulu Books Update & Review

A few of the wee Victorian novels have arrived, so here's an update. COVERS: The covers came out great. The color reproduction is good, and the cover stock is of similar quality to that of Lulu's premium paperbacks. It feels as if they may not be quite as slick, but that only makes them a…

The New Lulu & my Laura E. Richards Editions

I tried out the recent changes at Lulu by publishing a series of books by Laura E. Richards from the 1890s. The new publication process has a few changes, both good and not-so-good: Now you can choose all aspects of your book format on the first page, and easily see which formats are acceptable for…

Working with a Line Editor

In her blog, "Disregard the Prologue," Kate Sparkes has been writing about her experiences with independent publishing. Her post on working with an editor is excellent. She also has a publishing FAQ that deals with some of the questions she's asked about her choice to self-publish. Included in her post is a link to another site page that explains how much editors…

The Great Singular 'They' Debate

The lovely and talented Ronosaurus Rex (author of the finely edited book Narrative Madness) has written an argument for the use of "they" as a generic singular pronoun: "A Case for the Singular They as a Genderless Pronoun in Formal Speech and Writing." The Chronicle of Higher Education has also recently covered the idea a few times in the…