The business of books begins with relationships

Whether you’re an author, a bookseller, a reader or a publisher, the business of books begins with relationships. Any business does. Even though Parisian Phoenix is still young and small, we believe in relationships– relationships rank just as high as our product line.

After all, we know we print great books, but without relationships, who would know?

To foster those relationships, we do the things we are supposed to do to build community in the modern era: we maintain our social media, try to share our experiences and knowledge via our blog, interact with like-minded groups, recruit artists into our fold, reach out to new people we discover through podcasts and research, buy other people’s books, leave book reviews, and volunteer.

Publisher Angel Ackerman appears in the “Read a Book” promo for Easton Book Festival

Darrell Parry, the poet behind Twists: Gathered Ephemera (the expanded section edition of which launched earlier this week), has volunteered with the Easton Book Festival, an outreach of downtown Easton’s Book and Puppet Company, for several years. (And Angel Ackerman with William Prystauk hosted a question and answer session, Sex in the Text, as part of the 2022 festival.)

Angel serves on the board of trustees at the Mary Meuser Memorial Library and recently joined the marketing committee for the Lehigh Valley Book Festival, hosted by Let’s Play Books, an independent bookstore in Emmaus, Pa., and held at the Bethlehem Public Library. (The dates this year are March 24-26.)

A Visit to Let’s Play Books

Angel and Gayle tabled at last year’s Lehigh Valley Book Festival and Angel has said for quite some time that she needs to venture back to Emmaus and visit Let’s Play Books. Emmaus is an amazing little town where I do not spend enough time. Depending on traffic, it’s 30-40 minutes away. But it has the best quirky coffee shop with espresso milkshakes (Vargtimmen King Koffee), the absolute most precious cat-themed shop (Purr Haus), and the bird store (Bird Mania) that brought me, Nala, my now I think seven(?) year old goffin’s cockatoo. and other soon-to-be favorite places that I have yet to discover.

And from the front door to the attic, I was not disappointed.

Published by Angel Ackerman

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

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