Small Business Saturday with Indie Booksellers

As a very small business and a craft publisher, Parisian Phoenix believes in supporting our peers and participating in the publishing industry in whatever ways we can. We do this by purchasing books from other small presses and independent/self-published authors, visiting independent bookstores, volunteering at libraries (and other literary venues), networking with writing and professionalContinue reading “Small Business Saturday with Indie Booksellers”

Small Steps Breed Success

As a small business owner, it’s often a dance of two steps forward and one step back, coupled with the occasional misstep. So, from time to time, when editing manuscripts and coordinating the bits of the book-making process and developing marketing plans that sometimes derail before implemented, you have to take inventory, clean your desk,Continue reading “Small Steps Breed Success”

A conversation with David Figueroa of David’s Cerebral Palsy and Fitness Channel

Last weekend, our publisher and founder, Angel Ackerman, recorded with David Figueroa of David’s Cerebral Palsy and Fitness Channel to talk about medical advocacy, her approach to building a medical team, and how she traded physician-referred physical therapy for work with a private fitness trainer. As one of many items on the upcoming Parisian PhoenixContinue reading “A conversation with David Figueroa of David’s Cerebral Palsy and Fitness Channel”

NaNoWriMo Realities

Day 0: Went to bed thinking of how this new novel would start. Day 1: Woke up by alarm excited for the day and cranked out 769 before work. That’s nearly 800 words before 6 a.m. This is going to be easy! Later I did another 100 or 200 works, which made my confidence wane.Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Realities”

Final Day of the Easton Book Festival 2022: Small Press Expo

We attended the small press book expo at Easton Book Festival 2022 today, selling our own books, Nancy Scott’s chapbooks and William D. Prystauk’s Kink Noir series. It was a lovely autumn day with new friends from Pink Trees Press from New York City. We visited with friends from Book and Puppet Company and gotContinue reading “Final Day of the Easton Book Festival 2022: Small Press Expo”

My Love of Poetry is not Gone, an exploration of poetry, part 1 of 3

Guest Post on Writing Poetry By Ruchi Acharya Publisher’s note: As part of the Parisian Phoenix mission, we publish unique voices and diverse perspectives in print and online. So, this week, we will explore poetry with Indian author Ruchi Acharya. Our favorite line in today’s installment is, “Poetry has the power to support people whenContinue reading “My Love of Poetry is not Gone, an exploration of poetry, part 1 of 3”

Publisher Angel Ackerman promotes “Fashion & Fiends” at Easton Book Festival with Sex in the Text

**author’s note: I’m sorry, not sorry, that this piece has become rather long and a tad historical. I will divide the piece with subheadings so that … A successful romp at Easton Book Festival: Sex in the Text

Getting ready for a conversation about (writing) sex

Angel Ackerman and William Prystauk will be hosting a live conversation about writing sex scenes at Book and Puppet Company this Saturday night (October 22, 7:30 p.m.) as part of the Easton Book Festival. The event is free and open to anyone 18 or older. Last night Angel went through the first two volumes ofContinue reading “Getting ready for a conversation about (writing) sex”

Podcast Review: Firebug by Truth Media

Yes, at Parisian Phoenix we publish books. But, a good story can be told in many ways. Firebug recently caught my eye on Spotify, and I binged the podcast during two shifts at the day job. I thought documentarian who organized the series did a fantastic job of linking interviews with arson investigators, fire victims,Continue reading “Podcast Review: Firebug by Truth Media”