All of a sudden Franklin Street Press is three years old and counting! Happy Birthday!
Aside from selling numerous books from our catalog, Franklin Street published one new book in 2013, Love at First Sight, a collection of thirty songs by Michael Lydon. This follows Sing the Song Again, Lydon’s first songbook, and both, of course, are available through this site.
Lydon is also hard at work on a new book, Power Tools for Writing, that he hopes to publish later this year. Power Tools collects over a dozen essays on aspects of the art of writing–rhythm, metaphor, alliteration, assonance, and more, all of which writers can use to make their work livelier and more effective.
Franklin Street Press has also received several books by friends who have self-published their own writing. One of these, Draft Dodger’s Diary by Gil Bob, is truly excellent, a touching and funny coming of age novel about a young fellow in the Army Reserves in the 1960s as the Vietnam War was growing bigger and bigger. DDD is available at Amazon. Here at Franklin Street we cheer on all such efforts. Yes, we all want to write best-sellers published by big houses, but better to get our work out by hook or by crook than to wait around the mail box for acceptance letters that never come.
Oh, and lest we forget, The Rolling Stones Discover America, Lydon’s book on the 1969 Rolling Stones tour of America, came out as an e-book in January 2013 and as an audio book in December 2013. Both are selling well. Here’s the link to buy either or both at Amazon:
Three cheers, friends and colleagues! Keep writing, keep reading, and keep smiling!!