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Starting now, we’ll be blogging only once a week here. And we’ll be posting on Friday mornings instead of Saturday.
Swenson Book Development llc provides custom services to a select clientele and this change in blogging schedule reflects our commitment to serve these authors first and foremost. We plan to continue to provide helpful information and links to resources to matters of interest to authors.
On the second Tuesday of every month a new issue of our newsletter will be delivered with fresh and exclusive information about our clients and the book publishing business. If you haven’t subscribed yet, do so today and get the next issue instead of a blog post on Tuesday, October 8.
The Open House at Little Free Library #4094 is tomorrow afternoon at 24 Helen’s Way. Amanda K. Jaros, her husband and son, built this crowdsourced “take one, leave one” library in Ithaca on west hill just off Westhaven, below EcoVillage. If you are in the neighborhood, please stop by. I’ll bring apple pie.
In the pre-dawn hours of February 18, 1942, three American warships zigzagged in convoy along the south coast of Newfoundland. Caught in a raging blizzard, the three ships ran aground on one of the most inhospitable stretches of coastline in the world—less than three miles apart, within eight minutes of each other. The Wilkes freed herself. The Truxton and Pollux could not. Fighting frigid temperatures, wild surf, and a heavy oil slick, a few sailors, through ingenuity and sheer grit, managed to gain shore—only to be stranded under cliffs some 200 feet high. From there, local miners mounted an arduous rescue mission. In Hard Aground, based onRead more…