It’s Been AwhileEditorial, Featured, Letters from the Editor — By Jordan Green on September 12, 2012 at 10:14 am
It’s been some time since I posted a Letter from the Editor.
A year ago, I got the itch to follow a dream. I’ve always wanted to bring Burnside into the publishing world, and advances in book production technology finally meant that goal was reasonable. It’s been a long, winding road — some of which you can read about here – but we released our first book today, an excellent novel by Doug Worgul titled Thin Blue Smoke. Please buy it. I promise you, you won’t regret the decision.
Building an independent publishing company meant siphoning time away from editing BWC. Fortunately, there were many editors ready to step in. For some time now, those editors have been running the show, and they’ve done a phenomenal job.
Even though she’s been running the show for a long while now, I’d like to formally introduce the new Editor-in-Chief of The Burnside Writers Collective, Kim Gottschild. Kim has long been one of our best writers, and ran the Social Justice section alongside Penny Carothers for years. She’s only the second Editor-in-Chief in Burnside’s eight (or is it seven?) year history, and she is more than up to the task. She’s already about 657x more focused and organized than I’ve ever been.
As for me, I’ve got the whole Burnside Books thing (follow us on Twitter and Facebook!), and I’ve also been working on a Homebrewed Culture podcast with Burnside contributor Christian Piatt. The podcast is in conjunction with the brilliant Homebrewed Christianity folks, and our first eight episodes should be available on iTunes later today.
It’s an exciting dawn for all of us. I can’t tell you what a joy it’s been to be a part of the Burnside community, and I’m thrilled to take the Burnside name out into new endeavors.
(Now seriously, go buy Thin Blue Smoke. Chris Smith of the Englewood Review of Books calls it “the best novel that I’ve read this year”. It has 36 five-star reviews on Amazon, and no one’s rated it less than that. For a limited time, the eBook version is priced at $3.99, and if you buy the paperback, we’ll give you the electronic version for free. Most of all, get it because it’s a great novel.)
Thanks for your time, Burnside readers. I owe you more than I could ever repay in letting me run this little corner of the internet for so long.
Sincerely, Jordan Green