This is my weekly update on my freelance journey. It is my hope that through these updates you will learn about some of the places that accept freelance writers and learn how the journey progresses. It also is another way I am striving to keep myself accountable.
Dorrance Publishing Co, Inc.: I am currently reading Gandhi’s List of Social Sins, Lessons in Truth by Frank Woolever. I am only on page 32, but thus far I am very impressed with both the presentation of the material and the style it is written in. It starts with a short intro to Gandhi that definitely made me hungry for more. Unfortunately, Mr. Woolever died in 2010 so unless he has further writings that have not been released, I will have to find another author who gives a good biography of Gandhi.
In November, before I ever decided to seriously chase after a writing career, I joined the Dorrance Book Review Team. Dorrance Publishing, Inc. was established in 1920 to help new and unknown authors get published and is the oldest independent vanity press in America. Many authors have gotten their start with Dorrance. The most well-known of these is A.R. Ammons who was awarded the 1972 national Book Award. It is a subsidy publishing firm which means that the authors pay an amount set by Dorrance for the initial publishing run.
If I had to sum up this book in one work, that word would be ‘Beautiful’. The layout and design is simply spectacular. This is easily a book that could be displayed with pride in any home. Royal Teas with Grace and Style is filled with rich pages featuring beautiful photography, great quotes about teas and interesting information on how to host your own Royal Tea.