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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

A Short Word from the Publisher

Something went retrograde
But none of my own
Whatever seeming misfortune
Meditation remains the same
And so does the gateless gate
With Nothing to be ventured
And Nothing to be gained

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All in all today has been a bit of a disappointment.  I formally announced the publication of my new book - The Adventures of Monkey King.  Total first day sales - 3 copies.  Our sales goal for the first edition printing is 200 so we are just 1.5% of the way there with 5 weeks to go in our Indiegogo campaign.  (As a poet and publisher I believe in providing readers with complete transparency, including our flash sales reports.)  Unless we see an uptick in interest and activity soon we are going to have to consider various contingencies, including letting go of the entire marketing department.

But really, the worst that can happen has nothing to do with this book.  I feel grateful having come this far.  And there's no turning back, that's for sure, although the impediments are many, as Monkey himself would concede, but there's not one that's truly insurmountable.

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