Black Friday Sale, Winter Reading List and Holiday Gift Guide

For our newsletter this month, we compiled a quick reference to our books. If you’d like to read that newsletter, click here (and consider subscribing or sharing with your friends). I will let you know that I wasn’t 100% present when I typed the guide as I made an error. Direct sales are supposed toContinue reading “Black Friday Sale, Winter Reading List and Holiday Gift Guide”

“Birthing” The Death of Big Butch

The core staff of Parisian Phoenix— Publisher Angel Ackerman, Art Director Gayle Hendricks and photographer Joan Zachary— met today with author and member of the Lehigh Valley Storytelling Guild Larry Sceurman (and his wife, Barbara) for a design brainstorming session about Sceurman’s upcoming debut book, a novella, The Death of Big Butch. Last week AngelContinue reading ““Birthing” The Death of Big Butch”

So, do you plan to NaNoWriMo?

When I was still a board member at Greater Lehigh Valley Writers Group, someone in the membership mentioned this new-ish thing called NaNoWriMo, which I see now was founded in 1999. This would have been circa 2005, because my now high-school-graduate was a toddler. And I’m not sure, but I think my now second novel,Continue reading “So, do you plan to NaNoWriMo?”

Murphy, you’re not going to win: How a Great Day Broke my Heart, part 2

Part 1 of this blog post appeared on Angel Ackerman’s web site, angelackerman.com, and was reposted on ParisianPhoenix.com Yesterday, Rosie, the rose gold 13″ MacBook Air with the intel processor that Parisian Phoenix publisher Angel Ackerman bought refurbished from Apple about eighteen months ago when she decided to invest in the small press concept, tookContinue reading “Murphy, you’re not going to win: How a Great Day Broke my Heart, part 2”

October Newsletter: Let’s talk about sex, or poetry, or cats, or scary stories

Organizers of the free local event Easton Book Festival have invited Parisian Phoenix publisher and author Angel Ackerman and Kink Noir author William D. Prystauk to anchor a panel, Sex in the Text, at Centre Square’s Book and Puppet Company Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. Former local journalist Angel Ackerman pens the Fashion and FiendsContinue reading “October Newsletter: Let’s talk about sex, or poetry, or cats, or scary stories”

The July newsletter promotes free books

We sent our July newsletter this morning and, as usual, found a typo as soon as it left home. We hope you like it and would consider sharing it with a friend. To read the newsletter, click here. In the meantime, here are some of our recent activities: Last week’s workshop with Joan Zachary hasContinue reading “The July newsletter promotes free books”

Babbling to Andrew Gurza

Our publisher, Angel Ackerman, had the chance to record her first podcast interview— as an honored guest of Andrew Gurza, whose podcast Disability after Dark was one of the influential forces in Angel’s decision to guide Parisian Phoenix toward “unique voices and diverse perspectives.” Parisian Phoenix is a proud Patreon supporter of Disability after Dark.Continue reading “Babbling to Andrew Gurza”

Exploring Bookshop.org and supporting our authors, a review of Tiffani Velez’s The Search

Last week, we set up an affiliate link with Bookshop.org, an organization that supports independent booksellers. Here in the Lehigh Valley, we have two great independent bookstores, Book & Puppet Company in downtown Easton and Let’s Play Books in Emmaus. The concept is brilliant. Readers can order their books online and designate their favorite retailerContinue reading “Exploring Bookshop.org and supporting our authors, a review of Tiffani Velez’s The Search”

End of May update and all the fun: new novelette, podcasts and book reviews

Greetings friends and readers, it’s Angel, founder and publisher of Parisian Phoenix Publishers. The independent publisher environment is brutal as a start-up because online algorithms, social media, and the book selling market create so much noise that independent authors and publishers remain invisible without a lot of work, support and creativity. Our own results andContinue reading “End of May update and all the fun: new novelette, podcasts and book reviews”

How do we sound?

This morning, in anticipation of this package arriving today I thought of three pieces of news to include in this blog post. I don’t remember them now. So instead let’s focus on the unboxing of our new Fifine K683A microphone. If you want to hear some cat and Parisian Phoenix babble, which gets interrupted byContinue reading “How do we sound?”