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    December 19, 2012


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    Margot Kinberg

    Les - You know, I've been interested in Ramble House Press since reading your posts about it. I'm going to have to check out their releases. And I may be biased but let's face it; any stocking that's stuffed with a good 'impossible mystery' is a happy stocking indeed. But how did the mystery get there? The stocking's locked from inside! ;-)

    Les Blatt

    A locked stocking, eh, Margot? I could show my age and say they obviously used ladders, but...we've got them on the run anyway. OK, I'll quit now.

    Anyway, yes, Ramble House has some unusual offerings. Their website is fascinating. Enjoy!


    Ramble House has been in publishing for quite a while. I remember seeing their name on the backs of a number of books that I enjoyed when I was younger. Nowadays I do most of my reading on digital media.

    For that reason, I like your recommendation. Some publishers have been a little slow in making their books available in digital formats. They don't seem to realize that people like to be able to carry lots of books around with them at once. Print is good and the new formats offer even more flexibility.

    Les Blatt

    Krissa, I agree with you completely about the flexibility of ebooks. I'll admit I still love my printed books - they are gradually taking over my entire house - but the ease of storing and using ebooks is very welcome. And, as I've said before, I do wish more authors, especially out-of-print ones, were available again for new readers to discover.

    Fender Tucker

    My ears are burning! And not in the usual painful way. I appreciate the good words expressed about Ramble House and our various editions of books. I recently learned how to make good, solid ebooks of almost any of our books, even the most oddly formatted of them. I've done about 130 titles so far and whenever I get an order for one (and it hasn't been converted yet) that triggers me to do the conversion. But I've been contemplating a crash course in Keeler converting, spending a few days to get all 90+ of the Keelers and the Keeler-related books (which are as fantastic as the Keeler novels themselves)into ebook format to put on a CD. I normally e-mail 5 or 6 ebook files at a time when I get an order for a dozen, say, but I think I would despair if I were to get an order for 50 or 60 ebooks at once. I'd be spending all my time e-mailing and attaching. So I'm thinking a CD with EVERYTHING concerning Keeler on it. All of it searchable. Shouldn't every Keeler fan on earth have this CD?

    Les Blatt

    The mind boggles at the possibilities. As I said, I have yet to read any Keeler, though friends have told me that I should do so. I will...and that possible CD sounds like an interesting idea...

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