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So . . . if you’re not on the Spectacled Bear mailing list or my own Anne Brandt mailing list, you wouldn’t know that we launched the publishing company site forty-eight hours ago. After months of preparation, we are ready
… finish reading Launched!
This young woman is Annie Poon, the illustrator of Philip & Phoebe. We met a few years ago in New York City and have been friends ever since. So it was natural to ask her to illustrate the first
… finish reading Meet Annie Poon
Here is the front cover of Philip & Phoebe, the first book published by Spectacled Bear. It debuts in three days. Our press kit notes that this little story was forty years in the making. But the theme
… finish reading Philip & Phoebe
So, without a lot of research, back in December I decided to start my own publishing company. I floated the idea with some friends who were supportive, actually excited, since they all knew how much I love to write and
… finish reading Spectacled Bear Publishing
If you’re on my newsletter mailing list, you received an email today about Spectacled Bear, the new publishing company I’ve started, and its first offering, a children’s picture book called Philip & Phoebe.
You can read all about these projects
… finish reading Big News
I have joined a writers’ group at the recommendation of a good friend who’s been a member for a while. She told me I might like it but that openings in the group were scarce. So did I want her
… finish reading Sunset Coast Writers
Joseph Epstein is, in my opinion, one of the foremost essayists honing the craft today. I just bought his most recent collection, Wind Sprints, and am both exhilarated and encouraged from reading it.
The title itself is an example of
… finish reading Emulating Epstein
A few days ago the annual issue of Time magazine’s one hundred most influential people arrived. It is a marvel of slick promotion, but it hooked me in anyway.
Instead of the usual one-page front cover, there were four featuring
… finish reading Time Magazine
I’ve been studying independent publishers and their websites the past couple weeks in preparation for starting my own publishing company. It’s fascinating. First, there is a ton of publishers “out there,” both indie and established. Second, there is another ton
… finish reading Getting Ready