Tuesday, August 20, 2019
We Celebrate Eight-Going-on-Nine-Years of NightBallet Press!
Well, we've had an exciting year here at NightBallet Press, to say the least! Our year, or Season as we call it, runs from September to September. We've just completed Season Eight, and we couldn't be more proud of the poets whose books we've produced over the past twelve months:
Waiting for the Wind to Rise by M. J. Arcangelini
Fragile Capacities by Sandra Feen
As Falls Trees by Mark Danowsky
Throwback Thursdays by Margie Shaheed
The Curve of Her Arm by Robin Mullet and Holli Rainwater
Dear Youngstown by Karen Schubert
The Answer Is Not Here by Lisa and Sean Dougherty
Sunshine State by Gregg Shapiro
Although beset by a couple of months' delays early this year -- the publisher was in an accident in February that totaled her car, gave her a concussion and seat-belt injury, and shook her to the core -- we've still managed to publish eight excellent titles for poets across the United States!
AND, we've already accepted seven exciting manuscripts for Season Nine, September 2019 to September 2020.
The Wonder Cupboard by Kathleen S. Burgess
Those Who Pray to Rice by Julio Montalvo Valentin
Semidomesticated (working title) by Jonie McIntire
Pawning My Sins by M. J. Arcangelini
Holding Your Breath by Jennifer Hambrick
Leaning Toward Greenland by Andy Roberts
Miracle Days by Paula Lambert
We expect to accept several more over the coming year!
The printer, ink, paper, cardstock, postage, business cards, envelopes, packing tape, staples, and pens are only a part of what makes NightBallet Press run smoothly. We have our covers professionally printed by a local family-owned print shop. We make regular runs out to Brunswick (about a forty minute drive) to obtain our paper and cardstock from another family-owned business. Wherever possible, we support other small presses and family-owned small businesses, and we travel to literary festivals to publicize and promote our poets and their books.
We have produced over one hundred titles for poets across the United States and Canada. We have used the art of over a dozen artists and photographers for our covers, and we actively seek out exciting new art for future covers.
To any-and-everyone who has ever bought a NightBallet Press book, promoted the press, given us a table at an indie/literary festival, invited us to participate in workshops, ordered additional copies, subscribed, or donated money, THANK YOU. You make it possible for NBP to give voice to some of the best contemporary poets alive today. I appreciate you, from the bottom of my heart.
This summer, NBP offers you an opportunity to participate in this grand endeavor and to be directly responsible for the next season's publications, by joining the Wingman Club. What is the Wingman Club? It's a one-year subscription to the press, which will start September, 2019 and go through to September, 2020. For $50, you receive every book that we publish during Season Nine, including the ones listed above! We guarantee you'll get your money's worth!
Season Seven's books, 2017-2018, totaled $126.00, before shipping. Season Eight, even with the accident's setback, totaled $80. Plus, the subscription offers an additional bonus: no charge for postage! That's a huge savings, in addition to the incredibly low cost of a subscription.
A wingman is someone who supports a friend or associate. Feel the wind beneath your wings and take advantage of this offer while you can! (Due to the high cost of postage, this offer is only for residents inside the United States, but we are more than happy to make alternate arrangements for anyone outside the U.S. who wishes to subscribe! Just contact us and we'll discuss it.)
Support this small press and you'll know that your subscription donation is going directly into books we publish. We do not receive grants or funding from any outside source but YOU. As a bonus, subscribe now and we'll include a copy of Throwback Thursdays, Margie Shaheed's final book, along with your first copy in the new subscription.
Join NightBallet Press' Wingman Club and begin your one year subscription today!