Have you ever read a book you really loved and wanted to tell everyone you knew about it?
That’s what happened when I read Kate Blackwell’s collection of short stories - you won’t remember this.
With some short story collections, I often skip a few. Start them, and if I’m not engaged immediately, I move on. Not with this collection.
Here’s how engaged I was. The hardcover came out in 2007. At the time, I was going back and forth between Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, DC. One day my train was delayed, then delayed again.
If you’ve ever been stuck in Baltimore’s Penn Station, you know that after you look at all the great architectural detail, there’s not a whole lot left to do. I always dreaded those days the trains were running late.
Except this one Saturday, I had Kate’s book with me. I was so engrossed in the stories, I wouldn’t have minded if the train never came.
I’ve picked it up often since then, and every time I get caught up in the stories. I love books like that.
Unfortunately, the publisher, Southern Methodist University Press is no longer in business.
The people there loved this book as much as I do. But even when they were up and running, they didn’t publish paperbacks.
So, like far too many excellent books, you won’t remember this, hasn’t been available to a wider audience.
Maybe you can imagine how delighted I am that Bacon Press Books will now be publishing you won’t remember this by Kate Blackwell in paperback and EBook. We’re aiming for May 1, 2015.
As a publisher, it doesn't get any better than this - making a great book available to new readers.
Coming next: Praise from reviewers for you won’t remember this.
And the new cover.
In 2013, we published In Search of the Fun-Forever Job: Career Strategies That Work by Ellis Chase. Not only has it received terrific reviews, but it's also stayed in the Top 50 books on Amazon for the past year and a half.
But sometimes people in career transition want to focus on just one area, like networking or interviewing or negotiating. So we launched the Career Strategies That Work series. The first book out was Networking: How to Make the Connections You Need.
It's a quick guide that shows you
- How to put together a contact list
- How to approach people on that list
- What to say in an email or phone call
- How to follow up
- How to measure your success
Why Change the Cover?
Sometimes great ideas don't turn out the way you thought. We thought a great way to start the series was to give Networking a red cover to match In Search of the Fun-Forever Job. But it turns out some people thought it was the same book. Job hunting is confusing enough. The last thing we want to do is add any complications.
So here it is. Again.
And thanks to Al Pranke at amp13 for another great cover.