Updated plans for ‘the cat book’

Every project hits some unexpected snafus, and this one is no exceptions. We ran into some issues as we were almost to design and had to postpone the launch of As The FURR Flies, the fundraising book for Feline Urban Rescue and Rehab.

We had hoped to launch the book for our one year anniversary, as a journalist had contacted us and wanted to do something on our little publishing house. In the midst of a crazy summer, I had not solidified a fall schedule of events so the fundraising book seemed a great way to capitalize on the interest in Parisian Phoenix.

The delay may change that, but luckily I hadn’t mentioned a firm launch date to the press. I didn’t know if my staff could meet the production deadline without pulling out their hair. It’s one thing to spend most of my time and energy on a project, but I don’t expect my staff to sacrifice their sanity for my deadlines. I usually design project timelines with the needs of my staff in mind.

The full volume of As the FURR Flies as it stands (once I do some more tweaks) will be headed to the Library of Congress for copyright registration. Meanwhile, I will be editing the cat advice sections of the book into a miniature handbook of sorts, what I tentatively call the itty bitty how-to-cat book. This small book will offer helpful advice about cat care in a easily referenced format.

And proceeds will still benefit FURR, providing them some extra funds while we deal with the issues we have discovered within our original concept. In the meantime, let me leave you with some photos of FURR cats.

Published by Angel Ackerman

Writer, Editor, Traveler, Fashionista, Francophile, Student and Mother Publisher at Parisian Phoenix (parisianphoenix.com) Author of the Fashion and Fiends series

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