Friday, June 22, 2012

Tales of Independence

Photo by Warren Tales, entitled "Americone" because I'm punny like that

As the 4th of July approaches, I aptly announce to you my own impending independence (say that 10 times fast)...

Warren Tales is going full-time!

It has been an incredibly valuable slow-build from 2010 until now, and I am excited to say that Warren Tales has grown to a level that requires more time and attention than a part time endeavor can provide. And so, I take the plunge. I'm mandatorily terrified, yes, but with the support of everyone that has become a part of the Warren Tales experience, and its growing client-base, I have high hopes, grounded expectations, and one hell of a work ethic!

Keep a close eye on Warren Tales over the next month, and be sure to find us on Facebook, as there will be a lot happening, including yet another very exciting announcement...

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Armadillo in a Lunch Box

May marked a pretty crazy month for Warren Tales, between the 2012 National Stationery Show and...(drum roll, please) first official chap book order!

Chap book production is something I have had my eye on for some time now--being in the poetry community, and seeing the unfortunate (physical) quality of unpublished product--but as something to come in the future. So when Charlie Rose approached me with his manuscript, Armadillo in a Lunch Box, I couldn't have been more surprised and overjoyed (and then, you know, terrified). 

It felt wonderful to be back in the editorial process, being challenged to remember my training in desktop design, and so completely perfect to get my hands back into book binding. What a revitalizing opportunity!

Designed with recycled paper and a leading window frame, as well as hand numbered to mark each copy in a print run of 30, with reprints and an eBook edition available.

From the enthusiastic feedback of author (and client), Charlie Rose, and the members of the Cantab Lounge Boston Poetry community, I am overwhelmingly happy to announce this first order to be a success! I look forward to working on more book projects in the near future.