Another month, another signing!

Reprise by Zilla Novikov I feel as if someone needs to force-feed me a thesaurus, but there it is: I am once again thrilled to formally announce that The BumblePuppy Press has purchased the rights…

Tentacle Time: A tale of three covers

Publishing is a field in which there are all sorts of thrilling milestones. Reading a manuscript that delights is one; getting the author to sign on the dotted line is another.

And revealing the cover carries a special thrill all its own — next to holding a physical copy in one’s hands, it’s probably the best of all, as it means the physical book won’t be at all far behind.

I hope you will want to see it too! Read more …

Summer sale (before summer’s over)

Edit: September 18, 2021: We’ve decided to continue this sale for a little while longer – there’s still time to save! It seems hard to believe that this summer is almost over. As I type…

Readers’ words (almost) as good as readers’ money!

I recently received a delightful email from my cousin David Hart, who a few months back ordered both The Old Man’s Last Sauna and Black Grass through our online store. David’s message of May 6th,…

Introduction to “O! Ernie … What Have They Done to You?

Short story collections are a notoriously hard kind of book to sell. Short story collections by first-time authors are even more so. Nevertheless, I published Carl Dow‘s collection of stories, and the BumblePuppy Press’ first commercial…

Black Grass on the pod(cast)

Carl is interviewed by Peter Anthony Holder for his podcast, The Stuph File Program.

Publisher’s notebook 002

Write what you know? Bollocks! By Geoffrey Dow Some 35 years ago, Harlan Ellison wrote that “writers take tours in other people’s lives.” He meant that it is a mistake for a reader to presume…

The Silence of Sounds

They talked but no one listened By Carl Dow It was a private dinner for four. A doctor, an architect, a machinist, and me. We had worked our way through the appetizer and were into…

Carl Dow profiled

The author of The Old Man’s Last Sauna has conducted interviews more often than he has been the subject of one. Late last summer, he sat down with Erica Butler of the Centretown Citizens Ottawa…