Parisian Phoenix announcements, including our involvement as a vendor at Lehigh Valley Book Festival March 26

Today brought with it more excitement than anticipated. We knew about the impending time change— which gets harder as we all get older, at least around here. Then came the snow storm that dropped about 4 inches of precipitation in about an hour. But despite the chaos, a UPS truck pulled up in the unplowedContinue reading “Parisian Phoenix announcements, including our involvement as a vendor at Lehigh Valley Book Festival March 26”

Cover Reveal: Not An Able-Bodied White Man with Money

So much activity in the Parisian Phoenix universe… Here is the official cover reveal for our nonfiction anthology on the experiences of marginalized identities in the Lehigh Valley. At least a dozen local authors talk about topics exploring how we are not able-bodied white men with money. We all have something that sets us apart.Continue reading “Cover Reveal: Not An Able-Bodied White Man with Money”

An exciting Thursday— a new volume of Fashion & Fiends, a new poem and a new author

Today a new author joined Parisian Phoenix — nonagenarian Charles Ticho will allow our little boutique press to publish his memoir, Stops along the Way which chronicles his experiences from childhood in Europe through the Holocaust and into his life and career in the United States. The book provides such a rich look at JewishContinue reading “An exciting Thursday— a new volume of Fashion & Fiends, a new poem and a new author”

Indexing an anthology

In case you haven’t noticed, I— Angel Ackerman, the publisher at Parisian Phoenix, pride myself on my nerdy side. So when we finished the lay out and final line edit of our upcoming nonfiction anthology on marginalized identities, I told our director that I wanted to index it. Manually. It took ten days of flippingContinue reading “Indexing an anthology”

So close… the Valentine’s line-up

*Two books* have finished the final proof stage and should be heading to the printer/distributor this weekend— Trapped, our first contemporary romance and our first pocket book, and as if that’s not enough excitement about this book… it also has photographs by the amazing Joan Zachary featuring the residents of Plastiqueville AND Recovery, the thirdContinue reading “So close… the Valentine’s line-up”

Closer to the finish line with our first nonfiction book

I have just finishing line editing the mockup of our first non-fiction anthology, Not an Able-Bodied White Man with Money. Producing a book takes time. And it feels a lot like an eternal loop of doing the same thing. First, I read the pieces submitted for the collection and looked over the art. I selectedContinue reading “Closer to the finish line with our first nonfiction book”

Highlighting the rawness of motherhood

Here at Parisian Phoenix, we have three books hopefully going to press within the next 60 days. Last night, I finished the (hopefully) final line edit of Recovery, the third volume of the Fashion and Fiends series. In case you missed the first two volumes: Book One is Manipulations, where a 400-year-old fire made stalksContinue reading “Highlighting the rawness of motherhood”

Proofing Book 3 of Fashion & Fiends, “Recovery.”

The copyright for Not an Able-Bodied White Man with Money has not returned from the Library of Congress yet. Nancy Scott and I have been performing a line edit on the anthology and having some good conversations during our work. Today I (Angel Ackerman, founder of Parisian Phoenix) decided to take a break from non-fictionContinue reading “Proofing Book 3 of Fashion & Fiends, “Recovery.””

charting new waters: photo illustration in contemporary romance

Parisian Phoenix Publishing is going to blaze a different trail in publishing with the pocket contemporary romance Trapped. It’s illustrated! It makes sense, doesn’t it? Parisian Phoenix likes to stray off the beaten path. If you would want ordinary you’d go to a mass marketer, not an indy press. Trapped, the next novel on theContinue reading “charting new waters: photo illustration in contemporary romance”

Hustling and Bustling at Parisian Phoenix Publishing

Periodically during the next week or so, this space will feature updates on various Parisian Phoenix projects. Yesterday, poet Darrell Parry received a proof of his poetry project TWISTS: GATHERED EPHEMERA that, with a little grit, could be in the printer’s hands in a few days. Publisher/editor Angel Ackerman performed the initial placements in theContinue reading “Hustling and Bustling at Parisian Phoenix Publishing”