Friday, February 28, 2014

and that's GOOD as Martha used to say before she became a criminal

Well as all very small publishing empires can attest to life may not always be a feather. Well as a mini pubEMPIRE working from a mini outfit with balls and boldness, like many others i'm sure, bookshandmade.com gets printer or publishing problems. With the GD ROBERTS book of HUMAN ANIMAL stories we had lots. Partially from the HP printer partially from the word program on the iMAC - too much learning too too much for weary minds.

Bought a while back a very fast duplex printer from HP hooked up extended ink carts and away we went publishing hundreds of books over several years more or less successfully - put it on several sites and things went ok ( one doesn't make any big or sometime any bucks at all from this type of venture ) then the boom lowered and the last few months it started - no blue or very little blue..

Tried several means to get it going again but the printheads are probably plugged on the blue and regardless of how many times i clean them it's remained very weak and after a few pages peter's out to purple....

so off to Staples bought a new version of the printer, waiting for the ext-ink carts and soon all will be well again for a few years and that's GOOD

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Things take time - ROBERTS book done draft hard copy today HUMAN ANIMALS thinking feeling like humans

Been working away on the ROBERTS' book selecting a few of his animal stories that will best represent his huge outpouring of such content. Few Cdn writers can equal his vast contribution to Canada's literary history. This book called HUMAN ANIMALS focussed on his animal stories. He and Ernest Thompson SETON originated stories that treat animals with brains and feelings not unlike ours. Since Roberts was raised in the vast, wild Tantramar marsh of N.B. he aquired a studied and deep knowledge of animal life which he drew upon to write his stories which became enormously popular during his lifetime. As a boy i read most of these stories and many linger in some memory cells so to return to them was a pleasure ... i had forgotten how well written they were, how philosophic and honest they were. Roberts sees nature as it is rather than as many armchair humans imagine it to be.