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I was meeting with a writer this week, and she suggested that a newsletter for writers might be a fun and efficient way to keep you informed about what’s happening with your book while giving you some behind-the-scenes insights into how we operate, what we’re up to, and where you and your work fit into the bigger picture here at Barclay Press. So this is that newsletter (the first of many), and I’d love to hear from you as to whether the information below is helpful. Thank you for the work you do! - Eric
Why Ice Cream Trucks Play Christmas Songs was released by Fernwood Press on Wednesday, December 19: 

A gentle wind blows through Paul Jolly’s poems, uncovering the gaps in our knowledge, our presumptions and assumptions, the spaces in which humor, creativity, and magic are born. The stories seem familiar, but the wind-blown words, unjumbled by Jolly, no longer say exactly what they’re supposed to. Alice escapes from a pack of Disney scouts. Over-inflated cows float over a squadron of slugs. Ice cream trucks play Christmas songs.

It is a collection that rebels against reality. Each poem performs a sleight-of-hand replacement of the objective and concrete with imagination and dream. What if? How come? Why not?

Read these poems. Read them carefully. Take your time. Inhale, exhale, and think. Why Ice Cream Trucks Play Christmas Songs is a work of art, and it is a gift.

The folks at Our Bible App signed a contract with Barclay Press on Tuesday, December 18, and are now featuring five Barclay Press titles and one Meetinghouse title for purchase in their e-reader library:
In Quaker Christianity, a category I watch pretty carefully on Amazon, several of our titles ranked in the top 100 sellers this week:
This week, we’ve made progress on the following titles:
  • Final line edits on C. Wess Daniels’ e-book: Revelation, Resistance, and the End of the World with plans to have it available online by Friday, January 4 (from Barclay Press).
  • Page layouts for Brian Martens’ book: Raven Gate with plans to have it available in print in February (from Fernwood Press).
  • Drafted front matter for Juniper Klatt’s book: I was raised in a house of water with plans to have it available in print in March (from Fernwood Press).
We make all our current and recent titles available for distribution. The following are our top twelve books by annual sales in 2018 (through November 30). Sales made directly by Barclay Press aren’t included here. E-books and pamphlets also aren’t included here:

74 Presence and Process (Coleman, Barclay Press)
74 Tatertown’s Talent Show (Lathrop, Springbrook Books)
48 Rhythms of Grace (Williams, Barclay Press)
42 Why Friends Are Friends (Willcutts, Barclay Press)
36 A Mess of Relatives (Sandoz, Springbrook Books)
32 Following Jesus (Anderson, Barclay Press)
29 Death Will Come (Denham, Fernwood Press)
25 Because of This (Teeters, Barclay Press)
25 Understand My Muslim People (Sarker, Barclay Press)
24 A Long Road (Palmer, Barclay Press)
23 Love Is Deeper than Distance (Edera, Fernwood Press)
22 Face to Face (Palmer, Barclay Press)
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