My poetry memoir, Packing a Suitcase for the Afterlife, has been accepted for publication by Finishing Line Press (FLP), an award winning small press out of Georgetown, Kentucky. The 32 poem collection probes the questions: ‘How much does the essence of one’s psyche weigh? Is the soul the one carry-on that we can actually take with us? In the end, what do we value and what do we leave behind?’ The poems are a distillation of life’s memories and track the inner and outer journeys of childhood, aging, care giving and life’s inevitable losses.
Because FLP is a small press that doesn’t receive any grant or sponsorship money, they rely on pre-press sales to fund publication projects. Their pre-publication pre-sale period is how pressrun numbers are determined. Pressrun starts at 250 copies and incrementally increases to as many as 1,000 books. In order to print the minimum of 250, FLP requires a minimum of 55 – 104 presale orders.
If you would like to purchase a $14.99 copy of Packing a Suitcase for the Afterlife and help me reach the pre-sales required, please leave me your snail mail address, here or in a Private Message on Facebook and you will be mailed a book announcement postcard from FLP that will provide instructions on how to order. You can also email your home address to me at email@example.com.
Once published, I’m told that my book will be available through Ingram Book Group, a leader in print and electronic wholesale and distribution serving over 39,000 retailers, libraries, schools, internet commerce companies and other channel partners, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters/Indigo (Canada), as well as other well-known retailers of wholesalers of books. It will also be available from the FLP webpage, which I encourage everyone to check out @ finishinglinepress.com.