Saturday, August 31, 2013

In Living Color

The newly revised color version of A MOUSE IS IN THE HOUSE is now available from Arachis Press. The price has gone up, inevitably, with the switch to color printing, but we are offering it with a rather slim profit margin at $12.99.

We decided to no longer offer a PDF version for sale but those who purchased the black and white MOUSE are entitled to a free download of this color edition. Write us for the link.

So what is next from Arachis Press? Maybe AWFUL ALVIN, our other picture book project that has been in the works for quite a while. More poetry is always a possibility, too!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mouse Mishap

Our children's picture book, A MOUSE IS IN THE HOUSE (written and illustrated by Stephen Brooke), is going to be out of print for a short while, as our printer doesn't want to work with the 8.5 by 8.5 format anymore. So we will shrink it to 7.5, which should make it less expensive and may look better, too. As soon as we put it out, we realized a smaller size might have been preferable and now we've been forced to actually use it!

We do have a few copies on hand here if anyone just have to have one!

Addendum, a tad later: There was some miscommunication involved here. Going to 7.5 is altogether out and so is switching to a perfect-bound format --- not enough pages in MOUSE to make it work. Our only option is to go to color for the book. Is it worth it to colorize all those pen and ink drawings? We'll see.

Saturday, August 24, 2013


A quick announcement here that we are 'laying the foundations' of a new literary magazine (online and probably non-paying, at least at first) to be titled The Arachis Review. First issue may appear, perhaps, in early 2014 and we're thinking twice a year after that---as we did with the short-lived Peripheral Vision magazine.

There is a lot to think about and a lot to do before this magazine will happen. I will say that our emphasis (as with PV) may be towards a Stuckist/Remodernist tone. Or maybe not. At any rate, give some thought to work you might submit. We will be interested in reviews (we may start publishing them separately, first), essays, short fiction, poetry and all the other usual suspects for this sort of thing.