Hi all. Externally, we’ve been pretty quiet this year. We do have some future plans in the works, though, so stick around; 2018 may be a bit busier. Maybe.
The purpose of this post is to let you know that, like last year, we are taking some time off for the holidays. Gosson will be closed November 20-26 and December 21-28, although orders placed by midnight on Wednesday, December 20 will ship before we leave on the 21st. If you’re planning to purchase books as gifts, please make sure to allow enough time for delivery.
Also, whatever you choose to celebrate (or not celebrate), happy holidays!
Despite the preponderance of dystopian and post-apocalyptic novels on our shelves, I don’t think any of us ever thought the world would come to this. As the representative of a business that places high value on openness, acceptance, and freedom of choice, I feel like I ought to be making some kind of public statement. But it’s hard to find words when the person who is more or less in charge of the world has just announced that most, if not all, of the things I hold dear don’t matter any more.
Last week, Sara (who wrote Weeks and Days) had a good blog post about this. I still find it hard to talk about the president and his policies without using inflammatory phrases like “megalomaniacal sociopath” (that’s one of the less inflammatory), so instead, I’ll direct you there:
We have a long, hard slog ahead of us, guys. It is now your job–and my job, and everyone‘s job–to look at what you see around you and, as Sara has written, do what’s right.
At Gosson Press, we are proud to stand on the side of civil liberties, environmentalism, globalization, and, above all, human rights and truth. We hope you will stand with us.
Hey, all. It’s that time of year. We’d like to wish you a happy holiday season — and also to let you know that we’re going on vacation.
Gosson will be closed from Wednesday, December 21 through Monday, January 2. If you’re planning to purchase books for the holiday, please be sure to order by Tuesday, December 20. While we can’t guarantee timely delivery (that’s a USPS thing), all orders placed by midnight on the 20th will ship out on the 21st before we leave.
Orders placed between December 21 and January 2 will be shipped on Tuesday, January 3, when we return to work. (Unless the weather’s nice and we’re really bored; then maybe a few days earlier. But don’t count on it.)
We’ll see you in the new year!
In case you hadn’t noticed, our debut title, S.E. Phinney’s young adult novel Weeks and Days, is now available for purchase. Order an autographed hardcover here.
Weeks and Days is also available as an ebook. We’re not selling those through the site, but you can purchase an ebook in the format of your choice at Smashwords. The book (both hardcover and ebook editions) is also available from a number of online retailers, if that’s what you’d prefer.
Things are getting a little crazy around here: Weeks and Days officially releases in less than a week. We’re not doing a big release party or anything like that, but wanted to let you know about a few other, related, cool things:
S.E. Phinney (the author) is giving away a couple signed copies via Goodreads. Enter the giveaway drawing here. Deadline is April 6.
Also, if you haven’t been by her website in a while, there are now two novel excerpts available to read. The first one, which is the very beginning of the book, is here. The second, which is taken from a little further in, is here.
Good news! You can now pre-order copies of S.E. Phinney’s debut novel, Weeks and Days. Its official release date is April 6.
Pre-order the (autographed!) hardcover through the Gosson Press shop.
Ebooks are available for pre-order from Barnes and Noble, iBooks, and Kobo.
While these are the only stores currently offering pre-orders, once the book is released in April, you should be able to purchase it from your retailer of choice.