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?”

Looking forward to this weekend’s Lehigh Valley Book Festival

Parisian Phoenix Publishing Company is starting to get very excited about the upcoming Lehigh Valley Book Festival this Saturday. The free, open to the public and family event will feature a cornucopia of authors across genres. The link in the first paragraph will take you to their web page. Just the vendor expo alone— happeningContinue reading “Looking forward to this weekend’s Lehigh Valley Book Festival”

Weekend events: March 26

March 26, 2022 will be a busy day for the team at Parisian Phoenix. Founders Angel Ackerman and Gayle Hendricks will attend the Lehigh Valley Book Festival, sponsored by Bethlehem Area Public Library and Let’s Play Books in Emmaus. The event will take place at the library. For more information on Lehigh Valley Book Festival,Continue reading “Weekend events: March 26”

A night at the Stick Figure Open Mic

Tonight several members of the Parisian Phoenix community (publisher Angel Ackerman, poet Darrell Parry, editor Nancy Scott and anthology contributor and artist Maryann Riker) attended the Stick Figure Poetry Open Mic hosted by Darrell on the third Thursday of the month at Mary Meuser Memorial Library. Amid green cupcakes, we enjoyed poetry and prose fromContinue reading “A night at the Stick Figure Open Mic”

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”

Our own Darrell Parry featured in The Lafayette student newspaper

The Lafayette, the student newspaper at Lafayette College, featured Darrell Parry and his poetry book, Twists: Gathered Ephemera in their recent edition. See the article here: https://lafayettestudentnews.com/130103/arts/college-store-manager-published-book/ In other publicity news, The Valley Ledger posted a list of upcoming Parisian Phoenix events and news: https://www.thevalleyledger.com/?p=111328