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Now’s the Time to Subscribe!

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Subscribe by 9/15/19 to get the first special issue of Stone Gathering absolutely FREE. The Relevance of Rural: What’s Lost, What’s Left, What Lasts, a tribute to Wendell Berry, will arrive in your mailbox in late January/early February, between the regular Winter and Spring issues of Stone Gathering: A Reader. Doesn’t everyone need a little more reading material in the winter?

Before we decided to add an annual special issue to the Stone Gathering mix, we had set the subscription price for the quarterly reader at $42.00. On September 15th, 2019 we will adjust that price to $52.00 to accommodate publishing 5 issues each year, instead of 4. All existing subscribers and all who subscribe by 9/15/19, will receive the 2020 special issue gratis, as a gift in thanks for your early support.

(All pre-9/15/19 two-year subscribers will receive the 2021 special issue free as well).

After 9/15/19 the new subscription prices ($52/1 year and $100/2 years) will apply.

Subscribe here.

Or send a check made out to DDL, to Danielle Dufy Literary, PO Box 334, Brainerd MN 56401. (Please include your email so we can send you a receipt; it will not be shared.)

It’s a great time to join the Stone Gathering community of readers. Thank you for your subscription! And thank you for supporting this small, independent press.

Deborah Jacobs, Publisher

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Here’s a peek at the Fall 2019 issue of Stone Gathering: A Reader:

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Cover photo by Joey Halvorson. And with contributions from William Stafford, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, Michael Kleber-Diggs, David J. Rothman, Marjorie Saiser, Morgan Grayce Willow, Brian Doyle, Laura Hansen, Bao Phi, Debra Marquart, Sharry Wright, Nickolas Butler, and more.

Available September 1st at independent booksellers and book-friendly small businesses across the Midwest and beyond. And, of course, by subscription.

 

 

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The ‘Skinny’ for Booksellers

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Fall Issue, out September 1st!  $10.95 USD

with contributions from William Stafford, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, Michael Kleber-Diggs, David J. Rothman, Marjorie Saiser, Dana Gioia, Morgan Grayce Willow, Brian Doyle, Laura Hansen, Bao Phi, Debra Marquart, Sharry Wright, Chad Hanson, Nickolas Butler, and more–writers you know and writers you’ll be glad to know.

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  • bookseller discount: 40%
  • free freight with order of 4 or more books (any mix of issues)
  • terms: net 30 days (from shipping date)
  • invoice sent via email and included in shipment
  • complimentary shelf talker and bookmarks included
  • a link from our website to yours, see: https://danielledufy.com/single-issues/ (We can link to your website, your online store, or directly to the Stone Gathering book: you choose.) We sell subscriptions online, but do not ourselves sell single (new or back) issues. We will never compete with you for single-issue sales.
  • return policy: yes. Because our books are so modestly priced, we request (but do not require) that for the first year—through June 2020– you keep one or two copies of each issue in stock. Many customers will come ‘late’ to these gems; and they will want previous issues. Credit on returns is toward future purchases; bookseller pays return shipping.

           

Browse this website to learn more about Stone Gathering, French Press Editions, and Danielle Dufy Literary. Thank you for supporting independent publishing and this new small press that heartily and evangelistically supports independent booksellers.  

Deborah Jacobs, Publisher

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A Peek at the Fall Issue

 

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Cover photo by Joey Halvorson. And with contributions from William Stafford, Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer, Michael Kleber-Diggs, David J. Rothman, Marjorie Saiser, Dana Gioia, Morgan Grayce Willow, Brian Doyle, Laura Hansen, Bao Phi, Debra Marquart, Sharry Wright, Chad Hanson, Nickolas Butler, and more–writers you know and writers you’ll be glad to know.

Available September 1st at independent booksellers and book-friendly small businesses across the Midwest and beyond. Also sold by subscription.

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A Gift for the Graduate

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It strikes me that a subscription to Stone Gathering: A Reader is the perfect gift for a graduate you hold dear– a young person who, for the first time, will soon be striking off into the world, mostly on their own. As an adult who loves this young man or woman, wishes them well, wants them to succeed, what can you give to help them along the way?

How about the work collected in our quarterly reader? (You can read more about it here and here.) How about these powerful, meaningful and inviting poems, stories and essays by writers from every walk of life, writers who, cumulatively, understand the human condition in most of its varied iterations and circumstances? How about a portable, personal reservoir of strength, comfort, sustenance, and inspiration?

With the Stone Gathering reader, your graduate will never be without intellectual companions, hands to hold, words to live by, to treasure or to share, words that spark thought and sometimes action. And they will have a quarterly reminder that you care, that you know they are smart, capable, curious, multi-dimensional, going somewhere.

What a gift something like Stone Gathering: A Reader would have been for my own dear young self. And heaven knows, I could have used it! A subscription to Stone Gathering is a gift that keeps giving all year and–as collectible literature—for years to come. Why not send a graduate you love on their way with it.

Gift subscriptions are $42 annually. That’s $3.50/month or about 12¢/day: a small price to pay for something that can make such a big difference.

You’ll find the store and subscription page here. And we’ll send the beautiful card above by snail mail to announce your gift to the graduate. If, instead, you’d like to give a single issue of Stone Gathering, here’s how you do that.

Thank you for considering. And we wish your particular graduate the best future ever!

 

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A Perfect Gift for Mom

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The first Stone Gathering reader has exceeded my expectations in its rich mix of poetry, short fiction, and short essays–and in the power, the reach, and the relevance of each individual contribution. I can’t wait for you to hold this book in your hands, to savor its offerings, to know what I mean by short-form literature that is exquisite, welcoming, collectible.  You can read more about it here and here.

It strikes me that a subscription to Stone Gathering: A Reader is the perfect gift for a reading mom, a gift that keeps giving all year and–as collectible literature–for years to come. As a mom myself and one who, at my age, doesn’t need anything, receiving a gift this thoughtful, delightful, inspired and inspiring would be the bee’s knees! (Now there’s a dated expression!  but one that fell delightfully from my own mother’s lips on a regular basis–rest her very sweet soul).

I feel equally certain the Stone Gathering reader would make an ideal graduation or off-to-college gift: a bit of sustenance, succor, armor for the exciting and challenging road ahead.

French Press LogoThe special early bird rate remains available through 5/15 and ordering is seamless. For gift subscriptions, please do fill in your mother’s (or other recipient’s) mailing address, but please put your own email in the space provided, so that you will get the receipt. We’ll send mom a lovely snail mail card  announcing your gift.

You’ll find the store and subscription page here.

Thank you! And Happy Mothers Day!

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Stone Gathering: The Home Stretch!

UPDATE: The crunch is over and Stone Gathering: A Reader (1.1) is at the printer! I couldn’t be more excited!

 

Reader Cover FinalThe first Stone Gathering reader has shaped up beautifully; it has exceeded my expectations in its rich mix of poetry, short fiction, and short essays–and in the power, the reach, and the relevance of each individual contribution. I can’t wait for you to hold this book in your hands, to savor its offerings, to know what I mean by short-form literature that is exquisite, welcoming, collectible.

The Stone Gathering reader could be a perfect breath of fresh air for book clubs, an excellent resource for classroom teachers, a rewarding study for writing groups, and more. If you like books you can fall back on; if you appreciate the way a line of poetry, a strong idea, a meaningful story can shore you up; if you like to hold beautiful, powerful words in your heart, or carry them in your pocket, or sometimes let them stir you to action, this book, this series, is for you.

French Press LogoThe links to our online store are now up and ready for service. Individuals can subscribe to the Stone Gathering reader—for one year or two– at a special early bird rate through May 15th; and independent booksellers can pre-order for June 1st delivery and pay later.

Gift subscriptions for grads, dads, and everyone else are also available.

Go here for more information about Stone Gathering and about French Press Editions. And find the store here.

If you prefer to subscribe the old-fashioned way, throw a check in the mail to: Danielle Dufy Literary, PO Box 334, Brainerd, MN 56401 (early bird rates through 5/15/19: $38/year, $72/2 years–after that: $42/year and $80/2 years). Make sure your mailing info is current and please include your email address. Thank you!

These are heady days for me– perhaps a bit too busy and a little high-pressured, but they’re also fun, exhilarating, joyful, and rewarding. This work I’ve chosen for my retirement is everything I’d hoped it would be and more. Thank you for your encouragement and for your support!

 

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Get Your Indie On! a challenge for 2019

My challenge to you in 2019: step up your support of Independent Booksellers, in any and every way you can.

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Zenith Bookstore, Duluth, Minnesota.

Part I: If there’s an Independent Bookstore near you, shop there. If, sadly, your area doesn’t have one, then familiarize yourself with the Indie Bound website. Indie Bound sells books. They don’t sell electronics, food, auto parts, clothing, dog collars, or widgets of any kind. Just books. Buy your books right on the Indie Bound website or use their handy bookstore locator to find a store in or near your zip code.

Personal benefits:

  • you won’t be filling the already over-stuffed pockets of one of the richest men in the world
  • you’ll be supporting a ‘mom and pop’, a main street, a local economy–yours or someone else’s
  • you’ll make new friends (and good ones); indie sellers are among the best people on earth.
  • you’ll be more appreciated than you can possibly imagine

Part II: If you are on FaceBook: post a pic there of each book you read in 2019 by linking to that book’s page on the Indie Bound website. If you link to books on your blog, do the same. It’s not only that you will be linking to Indie Bound, it’s that you won’t be linking to that other place, not sending traffic their way. And you’ll be spreading the word visually (which sticks with folks).

If you aren’t on FaceBook, find other ways to spread the Indie word. For example, if you’re an author who sells books, always include Indie Bound among your website or blog links. Ditto for Libraries, Art Centers and any other organizations that host authors or sell books and link to them on their event sites. Find a way to promote your independence from… well… you know who. And show it!

I first issued this Indie challenge on FaceBook to usher in the new year.  I’ve since seen some very creative ways of supporting local bookstores, including some friends who offered to help with their local bookstore’s annual inventory. (Bravo! and how fun must that have been!)

There’s a lot a stake. Be creative. Be vigilant. Get your Indie on!

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