Cyber Monday – Get in on the Specials

Today is Cyber Monday and there are special deals staring at us everywhere online. It is a great time to get the hot prices before they vanish for another year.

While shopping today don’t overlook St.Clair Publiations. There are three ways to save.

First, the FIRST EDITION of Michele Doucete’s terrific original historic time travel novel, A Travel in Time to Grand Pre, a $19.95 retail value, is only $12.95 while limited supplies last.  

Secondly, order multiples of books directly from http://stclairpubliations.com and only be charged $3.00 postage total!

Thirdly, email me directly at stan@stclair.net and recieve information on how to save 20% on any of our books which are in stock here at our offices ordered today. You will receive a list of those available and the price, as well as how to get in on the Cyber Monday special.

Also, we now have gift certificates available at the site, and the eVolve Ebook Division is in process of setup!

Solitude promotes reading – Lincoln is larger than life at the boxoffice and in print

Rhonda and I have just returned from a long Thanksgiving weekend to our glorious place of solitude, the Cabin at the Pond. While basking in the whispering peace of nature one is bound to feel the greatness of a presence bigger than oneself. In our time of tranquility we grew closer to each other and the greatness of God’s marvelous creation about us.

We watched some new videos, rewatched some enjoyable ones and did some reading. Among the videos was Wuthering Heights, the bittersweet tale of the misguided love between a young heiress, Catherine, and a waif named Heathcliff brought to live with the family at their estate. Their twisted love destroyed them both as well as the lives of everyone around them. Yet even in such a weary yarn there are always lessons to absorb. The book by Emily Bronte is one of the most famous of all time and on the list of Classics to be published by St. Clair Publications in 2013.

But on a lighter note, while Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln‘ was one of three films which combined to make this Thanksgiving weekend the most profitable ever at the boxoffice, I was engrossed in a true classic about the man, Abe Lincoln, himself. The book, A Man for the Ages, by Irving Bachellor, which was one of the best selling novels in America in 1920, begins as Abe is a young lanky youth working in a general store in New Salem, Illinois. It is certainly worthy, itself, of being transformed into a movie, which could rival others in depth and power of lines. But it is already available at http://stclairpublications.com and on Amazon. Get it today or purchase one for a loved one for Christmas. I promise you, no one will be disappointed.

And if you ever get a chance, spend a weekend at Cabin on the Pond near Monterey, Tennessee. It’s a genuinely unique experience.

The books just keep coming out – I am thankful

In the last few years St. Clair Publications has released 52 books and has two more in the final editing process at this date. A number more are in various stages of writing and preparation.

I am thankful as we near the Thanksgiving holiday that we are blessed to be able to continue operating our publishing business debt-free, with all expenses paid as they are incurred. At a time when traditional publishing companies with great trackrecords are shutting their doors, we are operating as we did when we first began to open our hearts to other authors in 2008. All books are printed on demand so no one is out big bucks for books lying on a shelf somewhere. Yes, we have books in a number of bookstores and retail establishments, and in libraries in the U.S., Canada and the UK. But we don’t owe a dime on the publication and have been able to keep expenses to a mimimum.

Though our on-site EVolve ebook launch has been slightly delayed, we expect that all technicalities will be resolved soon and the new division will make it even easier for everyone to own a St. Clair Publications book. We have many ebooks available on Amazon Kindle even now.

In the meantime, be thankful for what you have, be safe and enjoy the upcoming holiday!

Do you believe in miracles?

This morning my wife, Rhonda, was running an errand for another lady, who had given her a one hundred dollar bill to purchase the needed items. When she arrived at the cash register and reached for the bill, it was nowhere to be found. Of course her first impression was, ‘How will I pay for this? I guess I will use my debit card and pay back the rest when I can take her the cash.’ Upsetting to say the least. Then she said a little prayer for guidance and ‘divine intervention.’ She then went to Customer’s Service who told her that a lady from another department had reported finding some money. When she got there, no one knew anything about it. Another prayer. Returning to Customer Service, she had them page the lady who had found the money. Upon arrival, she asked Rhonda how much money she had lost. When her response was ‘A one hundred dollar bill’ the lady reached in her pocket and gave it to her. Whew! A bit close, and certainly a boost for prayer and decent human nature.

So be careful as Christmas approaches. Some people may not be so honest! And keep a prayer in your heart.

 

St. Clair Publications author, Tammy M. Brown, interviewed on Birmingham TV

It is so exciting when one of our authors is honored by a TV news appearance. This couldn’t have happened to a nicer person. Tammy Mentzer Brown’s book, A Teacher’s Prayer,  is already a great seller. Yesterday evening she was Interviewed on Birmingham’s FOX6 News. Her story is one which reminds us that even in the worst of circumstances, the care and prayers of others can make a huge difference in our lives. Since her school days when she was in the Presbyterian Children’s Home in Alabama, and had been the victim of repeated abuses, one of her teachers had been praying for her and she didn’t even realize it. After thirty years they were joyfully reunited. Thanksgiving makes us think of being thankful for the positive events in our lives. Share this one with Tammy.

Here is a link to her story as shared by the FOX News team: http://www.myfoxal.com/category/240204/video-landing-page?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7954797 

 

Today it ends – Negative campaign ads

After two years of grueling campaining and attack ads, today Americans will have their final say on the most crutial election in US history. Like most Americans, I have my own views on who would better lead our country over the next two years, and I voted early so I wouldn’t be ‘in the midst of the stream’ of voters standing at the polls today. But there is something about which I would like to express my great disdain. I hate negative campaign ads, no matter which party presents them. I think they should be outlawed.

An election should be decided on issues and the abilities of the candidates, no matter which party they represent. There are no doubt teams of researchers digging up dirt on the candidates and watching their every move to find some ‘slip of the tongue’ over which they can be ‘nailed to the political wall’ of goof-ups. Let’s face it, we have all done things which we would not want ‘shouted from the housetops’ or broadcast via TV and Internet around the globe. Would any reader like their past or their every word examined ‘with a fine-tooth comb’? So when you vote today, contemplate the issues in each race. Who has the best path to a better America? Not just in the Presidential race, but the Senate and other offices which matter so much. Who will work, not only with those of his or her own party, but ‘reach accross the aisle’ to try to pass laws and resolve issues of dire concern to our troubled nation and world. When you’ve done this, you will be better prepared to aid in the process of electing our leaders. Nuff said.

In Pursuit of Excellence

It is my personal goal to make every book published by St. Clair Publications the best it can be. Much time goes into quality conrtrol; editing and proofing.

My best-selling book online, by far, is On the Origin of the Cliches and Evolution of Idioms. While continuing my painstaking work on the ultimate tome on phrase origins, one which will hopefully set the standard in this genre for the Englsh-speaking world, I have made improvements on this original title several times since it was released just over a year ago. As new facts become evident I have made updates to the master file and submitted them to our printer so that future copies ordered will reflect these changes. That is what pursuit of excellence entails. And that is one great feature about our method of publication. Of the thousands of books that we have sold, every copy ordered was printed on demand.

If you are considering publishing a worthy book, contact me at stan@stclair.net. I still review every submission and make a decision as to its publication–why? Because I want our new authors to be successful, and I want to select those which I feel will return the author a notable profit. However, if you don’t want to write and publish a book, you likely have a loved one who would enjoy receiving a HIGH QUALITY paperback–one which has acid-free heavy-bond pages and is perfectly bound for lasting pleasure. Visit our website and set up an account or go to any Amazon store in the US, UK, continental Europe or India. You’ll like what you see! Christmas will be here ‘before you can say Jack Robinson.’