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.