The New Year Brings Change

2016 is rushing by as swiftly as a gelid brook flowing down a majestic mountainside. I just completed tabulating authors’ royalty earnings for 2015 and am proud to say that our authors earned thousands of dollars in royalties over the past year. I believe in passing on the majority of the profit on each author’s work to him or her. As would be expected, those who promoted their fine work via their own websites and/or book signings, personal appearances, etc. and in most cases, those who offered their books in both paperback and Kindle e-book forms, benefited most. I want to say ‘thank you’ to each of them and to those who purchased our work.

In the meantime, I, like others of our group, am working feverishly on my upcoming work, Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions, Volume II. I have been so pleased with the success of the volume out there, still selling regularly, and with the people who have enjoyed it so much as to publish reviews on Amazon and those who have contacted me personally with additional expressions which they would like to see in the new one. It will be a great companion to the original book, and will work hand-in-hand with it to provide an even greater trove of information for everyone who speaks the English language and is curious as to the origins of our figures of speech. I am continuing to find errors in other works which I am doing my best to bring out in this exciting new book. Hopefully, it will be ready for release in the fall of 2016.

 

If You Did This, Please Let Me Know!

Usually late November and December sales keep my business and everyone else’s going for the majority of the year. However, it has continued to amaze and delight me that Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions has sold in January at almost the same rate as December sales. And now, to top it all off, last night some one individual ordered 19 copies on Amazon.com, bringing the 24 hour total of combined sales to 25, well above daily average for that book during Christmas buying season. I want to thank this individual, if he or she will come forward, and present him or her with a free gift certificate for the stclairpublications.com site. If this was you,or you know who did this, please let me know. I will not embarrass anyone, merely show my appreciation. And again, thanks to everyone who has purchased any book from us!

Stan

My Sincere Thanks and Wishes

As 2015 draws to a close I want to sincerely thank the thousands of people who have chosen to purchase books published by St. Clair Publications.My goal for sales of Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions for the month of December has already been exceeded, and I am thrilled that folks have not stopped buying this book after Christmas. May 2016 bring happiness and prosperity to all of my family (both literal and our family of authors) and friends.

 

 

Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches New Limited Time Offer

My unique phrase origin book, Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and FIgurative Expressions was released originally in March, 2013, and the paperback version has been revised twice since then, adding about 100 new entries. It has been ordered by numerous libraries and has become a favorite of authors, ministers,teachers and public speakers, as well as countless everyday folk in seven countries where it has sold. It received remarkable reviews and praise from persons of all walks of life. It has 740 pages and delves deeper into the meanings, origins and changes of our everyday English expressions than any other book of its type. Check out the reviews on Amazon.com.

Because sales this bookhave been so great  over the past few weeks, I have decided to make a limited time offer to my blog readers who order directly from my website at stclairpublications.com by Monday, December 14. Whether ordering for a gift or a personal copy, each copy will be personally autographed with a note to the person requested. After placing your order, simply send me an email at stan@stclair.net telling me the name to use.

Thank all of you for your interest in my work, and I wish you each a happy holiday season and a very prosperous 2016.

Black Friday–Cyber Monday Special

Numerous individuals have purchased several copies of Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions for Christmas gifts. In many cases, people thought this was a “one size fits all” gift for family members. Think about it, with a good book you don’t have to worry about returns from a mis-fit if the person is interested in the subject matter!  So, what I’m offering from now through Monday for friends wanting the perfect gift for their curious family members is that when they order four copies of this best-selling book they will automatically receive a fifth copy FREE! If you don’t have one, you can get yours free. If you have five that you don’t know what to buy for, you get one of the gifts free! But this only applies to orders from the St. Clair Publications website at http://stclairpublications.com, and only on orders placed today through MOnday, November 30, cyber Monday. I will personally handle each of these orders, so you are assured of getting your free copy without it even showing up on your order! Happy holidays to one and all! Oh, yes, and I’ll pay your shipping, only one $3.00 fee per order!

Stan

Happy Thanksgiving

Today is a special day in America for giving thanks for our many blessings, both as individuals and families, and for our great heritage as a nation. I encourage everyone to take the day to reflect on the positive in their lives and count their blessings not their sorrows. Happy Thanksgiving, America! And may the future bring many more blessings to each of our St. Clair Publications friends and family!.

Hard at work

I’ve not done much on blog entries lately. That’s because it is a busy time. First, I’ve been busy taking and completing orders on the website, largely for copies of Gerald Sinclair’s factual historic tome, The Enigmatic Sinclairs, Volume One, but others as well; authors order this time of year for book signings and Christmas presents. Most books are drop shipped from the printer, but some are shipped out from here, and some are sold locally, particularly my own books. Which brings me to my other point. I have also been hard at work on a second volume of Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and FIgurative Expressions. My goal is to have 1000 new entries in this one. But it will not be ready for a year or so, and the first volume is a must before getting this one. My good friend in England, Niven Sinclair, has sent me hundreds of British sayings from time to time, and my radio friend, Kelly Marlow, who uses the book on-air at least twice a month, reading and encouraging others to call in (he did this of his own free will at no cost because he is so into the book) is also getting me Americanisms not in the first one. Then every day I manage to come up with several on my own. I love this quest so much that I lose track of time while working on it. I have been surprised at the number once again which major sources came up with incorrect earliest origins for. And the origin of one of them, ‘Bound and determined‘, seemed so ‘shrouded in mystery’ that it seemed no one else had ‘taken a stab’ at it. I spent a lot of time on it and believe I may have unlocked that mystery. I have 121 of the phrases completed, and if all goes well, this new book should be ready within the next year! In the meantime, if you haven’t done so yet, get your copy of the book being used by numerous authors, teachers, ministers and public speakers, (and plenty of average folks) which is in severals college libraries across the country and has sold around the globe. If you have yours, get a copy or three for gifts! Get it at St. Clair Publications site or any Amazon site in the US, Canada, Europe or India.

Diversity of Authors and Subjects at St. Clair Publications

Since opening up for other authors around the world to publish at little to no cost with St. Clair Publications in 2009, we have attracted a great diversity of writers. Because of the guidelines and restrictions on profane, pornagraphic and negative, cutting publications, we have the right to refuse any author applying, but conversely, since this has always been made clear, we have had very little need to reject books. We have become more selective because we are honest and only want to publish authors with a clear understanding of marketing, promotions and chances.

We have been successful in getting a number of excellent authors. I will list a few who have been successful and the nature of their work:

Michele Doucette:Canadian Educator; Numerous internationally great-selling titles, primarily mind, body and spirit, self evaluation and improvement. She has two excellent new books out titled Muggle Born, Becoming Master Magician of Your Life, Volumes 1 and Two.  (These are separate books) She has been featured in magazines. Her books are also featured in Universities and Libraries

Kent Hesselbein: (Graphic Designer)2 books- personal family story; historic novel. (Infidel, Legends of the Men of Iron, Book One is an excellent sequel to Howard Pyle’s Classic, also available through St. Clair Publications) He has high Internet praise and features. Kent designs our covers and manages our sites.

Ron Cunningham (Deceased Law Enforcement Captain and former Sheriff) 3 true crime books co-written by me- Conspiracy in the Town Time Forgot is one of our all time best sellers (TV and book signings in several states). Book recommended by a college for students and sold in their books stores  

Tammy Mentzer Brown: 2 books- personal Christian experience – A Teacher’s Prayer has been highly successful- Regional TV and personal appearances and signings in various states

Katy O. Ishee: 2 books- Pieces of My Heart has sold across the country. She has been on TV and featured in magazines, plus has been praised by celebrities, book signings in several states 

Cherie Jobe: Christian Woman’s MInistry Speaker- From the heart true stories, High volume sales at signings

Allison Clark: College Women’s basketball coach: writes to athletes- high praise and personal appearances and signings – promoted by her college of employment

Dr. LaNise Rosemond: University Professor of Exercise Science; writes to Coaches- Book, Coach There is Hope highly praised

Gerald Sinclair/ Rondo B B Me: Both in Australia, Gerald is a High-Level Business Manager and Rondo is an accomplished researcher. Together they wrote The Enigmatic Sinclairs, Book One, launched at the famous Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland. This book has been the most successful release in early sales ever with StCP.

Stanley J. St. Clair: I am the owner of St. Clair Publications and have published numerous titles, the most successful of which is Most Comprehensive Origins of Cliches, Proverbs and Figurative Expressions, which has sold around the world in 7 countries and is setting the standard for phrase origin dictionaries. I have been on TV, in publications, on both Internet and local radio programs, and have sold more books than any other author with St. Clair Publications. 

All of our titles are available on our website at stclairpublications.com on Amazon sites worldwide, many are on other online book sellers, and numerous titles are available through book stores. Check us out today! We also have many titles available on Kindle ebooks and some on PDF on our site.

 

  

Special Holiday Promo

St. Clair Publications has sold many thousands of books over the past six years since we opened up to publish other authors. These sales have been made through various channels: book signings, book stores and other retail outlets, our website at stclairpublications.com, Amazon sites worldwide and other online book retailers.

Our books have been read and enjoyed by celebrities, best-selling authors, doctors, lawyers, public speakers, teachers and college professors and even at least one member of the British House of Lords. And of course, lots of average folks from every walk of life. We have even received compliments and endorsements by some very well-known individuals. Some folks have even ordered multiple copies of a title for gifts, particularly at Christmas. That thought brought on the idea that we should have a promotion this holiday season. Between now and December 20, anyone who orders a minimum of 5 units, each with a retail of $15.95 or more, from our website, no matter if they order all the same title or a combination of titles, will receive one additional book of his or her choice at no additional cost, and we will pay the postage with only a $3.00 service charge by us for the entire order! To select and receive your free book, simply email me your choice after making your order at stan@stclair.net.

We have so many talented authors and such a variety of genres that at least one is sure to please everyone reading this blog entry. Click on our site at http://stclairpublications.com and go to authors on the left of the front page. And Happy Holidays to one and all!

 

New Sinclair Book Meets with Great Success

As I have mentioned many times this month, Gerald Sinclair launched his and Rondo B B Me‘s new book, The Enigmatic Sinclairs, Volume One, at Rosslyn Chapel Visitor’s Center in Scotland on 6 October. Sales have been been fantastic. I am posting here one picture of Gerry at the signing (left) with Rosslyn Director, Ian Gardiner.

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