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Some Changes

Well folks… unfortunately there already existed a Fedora Press here in Pennsylvania. We’ve been forced to change a few things. Our business is now officially registered with the state of Pennsylvania as Orange Publishing, LLC. Of course, that forced us to change the logo because having a fedora hat as a logo didn’t make sense.

We also had to change the web address, which presented some challeneges as orangepublishing.com was already taken. We went through a number of variations, some of which weren’t available, others we just didn’t like. We finally arrived at and agreed upon readorangebooks.com.

BTW… that’s our new logo at the top.  Thanks for your continued support as we move forward.

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Posted by on October 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Getting Closer

So, we passed the half way point in our indiegogo.com funding campaign (http://igg.me/p/165650) about a week ago. Eventhough it shows $480 raised we have quite a few contributions that were given to us directly as opposed to through the website. If we add those in we’re at about $2600 raised. With a goal of $5000 you can see we’re doing well.

However, there is even bigger and more exciting news. Yesterday we went ahead and submitted the necessary forms to make Orange Fedora Publishing a legal entity. In about two weeks we will be a registered company in the state of Pennsylvania. I have to keep reminding myself that we are actually going though with this. We are well beyond the point of just talking about it.  Each step we take forward with this project is just a little more nerve-racking, but also exponentially more exciting.

The reality of what Laura and I have been talking about doing for most of our lives is getting closer and closer.  And if passion for something is an indicator of success, there is no way we can fail.  As they say, only time will tell, but that time is growing short.  Relatively speaking, it won’t be long now before we know the fate of this dream.

 
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Posted by on September 25, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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The Middle Doldrums

The indiegogo funding campaign is started, the cover design is finalized, the back blurb is finalized, Laura is working on final additions and deletions to make sure everything is right where she wants it… and I’m just in a holding pattern right now.  I’m trying to remind people about the indiegogo campaign, but there is only so much I can do for that.  Plus, since most people are prone to giving at either the very beginning of or the very end of something, we’re in the middle doldrums.  I made the funding campaign 120 days (the longest allowed) in order to give us plenty of time to get everything ready.  However, by doing this, I also extended how long this middle part is… where nothing much happens.

Laura, jokingly, accused me of stalking this project because evertime I saw she saved a change to the text I opened it to see what she did.  But, since she is a compulsive saver who clicks save after every couple of words, you could say I was being somewhat obsessive.  I feel like I need to be doing something, but what I really need to be doing is accepting that there really isn’t much for me to do right now.  God knows there will be plenty of work in a couple of months.  I need to take this opportunity to just chill.  I’ll do me bes… wait Laura just saved an update, I gotta go!!!

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Twilight Reference

In an earlier post I answered a number of questions a friend had regarding this venture. One of the questions pertained to what genre this series falls under and she specifically asked about Twilight. In my response I noted that I hadn’t read the books nor seen the Twilight movies. I also said there was no love triangle in this series and you wouldn’t have to choose Team Edward or Team Jacob. The conflict in our series comes from other sources. I do want to be clear though, because I know how loved the Twilight books are, that I don’t have an opinion on them. It would be very unfair of me to hold a good or bad view of them based solely on what others have said.

I do, however, have an opinion on one thing when it comes to the Twilight series. Based only on casting and looks (very shallow, I know) Taylor Lautner is 500% hotter than Robert Pattinson… therfore I am Team Jacob all the way. Sorry Team Edward.  I do admit that Robert Pattinson is a better actor though and gets bonus points for playing Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter.

Check out our indiegogo campaign to help us get this series off the ground and to “reserve” your copy of our first book from the initial print run:

http://igg.me/p/165650?a=840098

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Going Slow

Sometimes I get myself too worked up and excited for my own good. Once I start planning something my brain automatically goes to, “how could this not be a HUGE success.” Such is how it is with our current funding campaign. In my head I was thinking, “I’ll post the link to my facebook page and all of my friends will rush to contribute, especially considering the perks we’ve included.”

Of course, it has not worked out that way. And that’s OK. I need to remember to keep my pie-in-the-sky tendencies in check so that my realistic side can be heard through all the cheers and bright flashing lights of the huge success that my idealistic side is conjuring up. Laura wrote an amazing book. That’s true. But it’s going to take time and effort to get to where we want to be.

Campaigns like this are tough. We’re not asking for contributions to help sick kids or start a non-profit that fights for equal rights. We’re asking for support in a business venture. I would hope our family, friends and whoever else happens across our campaign believe enough in us to support us. But still, given limited budgets and lots of options for what to do with the money, I can see how it would be hard to justify giving to this campaign. I like to believe that if the tables were turned I would be willing to help. I think I would. But its hard to tell exactly what you would do until faced with the situation.

So my realistic side is finally breaking through and I am seeing that we’re going to have to work hard over the next 100 days to convince people that we are serious about following through with this venture. And that’s good. Nothing should come too easily. You should have to work for things. It’ll only better prepare us for movning forward, cause future steps in this process won’t be any easier. Of course that super optimistic side of me is already painting pictures of this book becoming a best seller within days of being released, interview requests from Ellen and Oprah and Today and Good Morning America, deals being offered left and right for the story rights to make it into a movie, etc.

Baby steps, Dave… remember… baby steps… crawl, walk and then run.

 
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Posted by on August 9, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Contribution.

Contributions come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Here is one we were given by one of Laura’s ex-coworkers.

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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