Monday, December 29, 2014

Winter Tales Nearly Finished

Winter Tales chapbook cover
Pegana Press Winter 2014-15

Just a quick update.  Winter Tales is nearly complete and Mike is working on typesetting and printing the last 2 pages of the book.  We did the cover today.

Limited to 50 copies, it is the first seasonal chapbook for Pegana Press and we hope there will be many more to follow.

A note from Mike:  Your support of this release will help sustain Pegana Press for the 5 months needed to produce our next book for you so we do hope you will take this opportunity to purchase this beautiful and wonderfully written first seasonal release.

We are offering a special price to our customers who preorder this chapbook.  Please visit our website for details.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Winter Tales Preorder

Cup of Cheer a page from Pegana Press Winter Tales 2014-15
(photo taken under Christmas lights)

Hello friends of Pegana Press.  Mike here taking a moment to share our exciting news.

Winter Tales, our first seasonal chapbook is now available for preorder.

The edition is letterpress printed on snowy white Hahnemuhle German paper using Van Son's blue ink from Holland. A combination of Goudy Franciscan and Friar types were used with a cursive Civilite for story titling.

Limited to 50 numbered copies and hand sewn on soft grey covers with ornate front.

These three original stories by our beloved resident binder Rita evoke the magic of this time of wonder and we hope they will be good companions to you through the long winters, past, present and future.

Here is the link to the page for more information and images.

And now back to printing for me and we do wish you all well.


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Winter Tales

View from Pegana Press

Coming Soon

Winter Tales

Three original short stories with a winter theme

Available in chapbook from Pegana Press for midwinter

The Voice of Fire
Where The Snowfolk Live
Cup of Cheer

Winter Tales is very nearly finished and will be available for sale on our website before the end of December.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Website back up and running

At last we finally have our website up and running again.

Maybe a little more sleep, then it's back to the books.

Please let us know if you have any more problems.

Pegana Press Books

Lord Dunsany   Lost Tales
Clark Ashton Smith The Age of Malygris
Hope Mirrlees  Paris, A Poem
Handmade Letterpress Holiday Cards
And coming soon: Winter Tales
a seasonal chapbook with 3 short stories

Technical Difficulties update

I just spent the evening creating a temporary website from our blog, to serve until Go Daddy gets our website back up and running.

Lord Dunsany is here.  Clark Ashton Smith  is here.  Hope Mirrlees is here, as well as the broadsides and holiday cards.

We don't have paypal buttons here though.  If you see something you like, you may inquire through the contact form on the blog to make arrangements.

I know it's inconvenient, but it's what we have to work with for the present, and we really appreciate your patience and willingness to work with us.

The more interesting news is we've been making more holiday cards, which is fun for us, and Mike is still working on the Winter chapbook.

We're down to the last 7 copies of Clark Ashton Smith- Poseidonis Cycle 1, The Age of Malygris.  If you decide you want one, I will be binding them as soon as I can.  Literally, I am working on Lost Tales vol. 1 and 3 this week, and Malygris next week.

Have I mentioned how much we appreciate all of you who buy our books?  Hard as I try, it's a race to keep up with the orders.  So Volumes 1 and 3 will be ready to go out on the 12th and Malygris will be ready on the 17th, this is of course providing that I don't break any bones, and then I'll start on a new batch of Lost Tales all over again.

Check out the tabs on this site to get a rough idea of what we have left.

We'll keep you posted on our progress.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Technical Difficulties

We were recently made aware that our website has been unavailable.  We have been told by Go Daddy that they are working on the problem and should have it operating normally by tomorrow.

If you need to contact us, you can email us or use the contact form here on the blog.

We apologize for the inconvenience.  And wish to assure you that we are still open for business here at Pegana Press.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Winter Chapbook Update

Chapbook. Ltd to 50 copies from Pegana Press. Winter 2014 (pp. 4 & 1 shown)
Mike and Rita at Pegana Press wish to announce production has started on a Winter themed chapbook which will be available before the end of the year, possibly mid December.

Blue ink on snow white paper from Hahnemuhle.  Letterpress printed using Goudy Franciscan type from The Dale Guild Foundry.

This chapbook features 3 short stories with a Winter theme.  More details as they become available.

Winter Chapbook

Chapbook.  Limited to 50 copies from Pegana Press Winter 2014

In October, Mike and I were discussing options for the next offering from Pegana Press.  The books are averaging about 5 to 6 months to produce, so we thought we might like to put out a book that could be produced in less time, in between the larger projects.

The idea of a seasonal chapbook appealed to Mike and we began hunting for a short story or two to offer for the Winter season.  This was no easy task.  The stories with a Winter theme that seemed appropriate for Pegana Press, were all too long.

We both looked through our library, and on line, but finally had to admit that we might have to wait until Spring.  There are lots of short stories which evoke Spring, Summer and Autumn.

Then on Hallowe'en, a small miracle occurred.  I broke my shoulder, and I was unable to move my right arm for a full week.  I literally sat on the sofa, eating aspirin, drinking pain relieving teas, slathering on tiger balm and directing Mike, who now found himself in the unhappy position of having to do all my work, as well as trying not to fall too far behind in his own.  And I want to thank him for taking such good care of me, and for keeping everything running smoothly.  I'm sure that's why I healed so quickly.

I was going crazy just sitting.  I'm a doer.  I'm not good at delegating.  So I had another stab at researching stories on line.  And again, I was unsuccessful.

Then one night after Mike had collapsed from exhaustion, I was sitting in front of the fire, and a story happened to me.

I'm the kind of person who notices things.  The kind of things that most people don't seem to have time to notice.  So I was listening to the fire.  And then I realized that what I was hearing from the fire was a story.  And I wrote it down and called it, The Voice of Fire.

Within the week, two other stories told themselves to me and I wrote them down.  Now Mike is half way through typesetting and printing the second story and it looks beautiful.  Blue ink on snow white paper.  He is working hard to get it done, and we hope to have it available for sale on our website in mid to late December.

We'll keep you posted on our progress.

Happy Winter.