First of many
December 19, 2013, OTTAWA — The Old Man's Last Sauna is a collection of stories, some very short, others quite long, that was quite literally (as they say) years in the making.
Many of the stories first appeared online at the author's online news magazine, True North Perspective, but (as many of us know all too well), reading fiction on a computer monitor is far from ideal. So rejoice! The collection of stories now live together, bound between paper covers or, if you prefer, as a collection for your e-reader of choice.
The first edition of The Old Man's Last Sauna, BumblePuppy Press' first commercial offering, came into this world on October 25th, 2013, but we do not expect it to be our last. Indeed, we are already preparing for the publication of Carl Dow's first novel, Black Grass, and the author is hard at work on its sequel.
By the end of 2014 we expect to have between four and six volumes in print — and we intend to keep them available to readers for a long time to come!
The twin technologies of electronic books and print-on-demand paper editions mean that a publisher need no longer be saddled with warehouses full of books, nor the horror of unexpected returns from bookstores. The benefit to readers mirrors that of publisher and writers: the books are always available, when the reader wants them.
For now, we at the BumblePuppy Press must satisfy ourselves in knowing that readers have access to our first book only, but that is enough for 2013.
To order an autographed copy of The Old Man's Last Sauna directly from the publisher, please click here.
For information on how to order either the ebook version, or a copy of our (very slightly revised) 2nd edition, please click here.
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