daily miscellany, literature, poetry

booklust

I received my copies of my chapbook this weekend from Finishing Line Press – and judging from the number of emails and texts I got, plenty of other people received their copies, as well. The book is lovely: the cover is a light blue cardstock that has a bit of sparkle to it, and just inside the cover is a sheet of rice paper, which is a nice detail. There is also a ribbon tied to the spine – used as a bookmark, this is just another fine touch the press adds to really convey the sense that these books are handcrafted.

The cover photograph is by Michael Cramer, a photoblogger I “met” awhile ago over at JournalSpace; he did me the great favor of sending several photographs for me to choose from. I picked my three favorites and sent them off to FLP, who chose this one for the cover.

The inside of the book is well done, as well – the setting is simple, no typos, and clear. The press adhered to my layout and corrections in the galley stage, and Kevin and Leah (the folks who run the press) were an absolute dream to work with. Overall, I’m really, really pleased.

Hooray!
If you want to purchase a copy, I’m now on Amazon!

In other news:

Tomorrow: recapping Transamerican Love Story episode 6, which airs tonight.

8 thoughts on “booklust”

  1. My copy arrived today also Rachel and I am looking forward to reading it. It definitely is a nice looking book. Glad to have it!

    Congrats again!!!Keep them coming!!

    Smiles!
    RJ

  2. My copy arrived today also Rachel and I am looking forward to reading it. It definitely is a nice looking book. Glad to have it!

    Congrats again!!!Keep them coming!!

    Smiles!
    RJ

  3. Congrats! I hope our little bit of advertising really did help. It looks pretty spiffy from what I can make of it. 😉

  4. Congrats! I hope our little bit of advertising really did help. It looks pretty spiffy from what I can make of it. 😉

  5. I read it through today and will again too. Great stuff Rachel!!

    Also, I love the little sparkly bits imbedded into the cardstock used for the cover. Classy little chapbook!

    Smiles!
    RJ

  6. I read it through today and will again too. Great stuff Rachel!!

    Also, I love the little sparkly bits imbedded into the cardstock used for the cover. Classy little chapbook!

    Smiles!
    RJ

  7. Mine arrived sometime this past week. I kid you not, I have been checking the mail for a couple of weeks now, like a kid waiting for Christmas, except as a kid Christmas never did come in the mail, but you understand my meaning. 🙂

    I was looking for something from you blog here to link to in Notes from the Dirty Orange Book, so that I can lead others to your new book. I am thinking of titling it, “This Book Could Save Your Life!” A bit dramatic though, do you suppose?

    I am very happy for you and proud as well, Rachel. Seriously, these poems were very moving and deep and quiet, just what I needed. Examples of my creed that good poetry is good for the soul.

    Thank you!
    David

  8. Mine arrived sometime this past week. I kid you not, I have been checking the mail for a couple of weeks now, like a kid waiting for Christmas, except as a kid Christmas never did come in the mail, but you understand my meaning. 🙂

    I was looking for something from you blog here to link to in Notes from the Dirty Orange Book, so that I can lead others to your new book. I am thinking of titling it, “This Book Could Save Your Life!” A bit dramatic though, do you suppose?

    I am very happy for you and proud as well, Rachel. Seriously, these poems were very moving and deep and quiet, just what I needed. Examples of my creed that good poetry is good for the soul.

    Thank you!
    David

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