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  • January 12, 2012 : Ohla amigos, DispatchesFromTheVanishingWorld.com has just launched its own print-on-demand, Kindle- and Ipad-downloadable publishing house, Last Look Books, with a new edition of my first book, retitled Postcards From Florida. With your support we hope to have twenty more titles out by the end of the year. Some of them will be important contributions to the efforts to preserve our biocultural diversity. Here’s the link : http://blog.dispatchesfromthevanishingworld.com/?wpsc-product=postcards-from-florida or go to Books and Products on the title page. 

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    Alex Shoumatoff, in his twenties, cruises around Florida in an old convertible in the early 1970’s and makes contact with the riotous flora and fauna and the incredibly friendly Floridians and produces this quietly surrealistic account of his travels, a classic American road trip.

     

One thought on “DVW has its own publishing house and here is its first offering”

  1. Hey Alex Shoumatoff,
    Thanks, on a related note, I’m Bruce Batchelor, the guy credited with inventing on-demand book publishing, also called print-on-demand or POD publishing. That’s the business process behind the services offered by AuthorHouse, BookSurge, Lulu, Xlibris, Spire, Agio Publishing House, Trafford and other ‘author services’ companies. “Invent” is an odd term, since I didn’t design any particular machine or gizmo, but rather I took existing devices and processes, and recognized how they could be combined into a viable business. That portion of the book industry now generates about $200 million per year in sales volume, and has enabled about 100,000 authors to be published since its inception back in the mid-1990s.
    Thx.

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