Thursday, December 30, 2010
One Hundred and Fifty BLOGS!
Well, Boys and Girls - this is the 150th blog post on Hungry Tiger Talk. I hope you have been enjoying it.
While I have enjoyed sharing interesting and rare items from my collection, telling tales of my Ozzy exploits, and serving as an all-things-Oz news hub, on some basic level this blog was created for mercenary purposes. It was meant to promote Hungry Tiger Press and, more specifically, our on-line store. And frankly, the blog hasn't done diddly-squat for sales.
I know full well the economy is still in bad shape. The blog isn't gonna disappear, and I don't think Hungry Tiger Press is going to disappear either. But Hungry Tiger Press needs sales to pick up. Have you been thinking about buying a book and putting it off? Well, now is a great time to order it!
Most of you seem to have a fondness for L. Frank Baum's writings. Have you tried any of his non-Oz books? The two Flying Girl books are among the finest books he ever wrote!
We have both collected editions of Eric Shanower and Skottie Young's Oz graphic novels for sale.If you order them from us, Eric Shanower will be delighted to sign them for you! We have three very inexpensive graphic novels reprinting Walt Spouse's very rare 1930s Oz comic strip! Seriously, come check them out!
We have the most beautiful edition of L. Frank Baum's 1906 fairytale, John Dough and the Cherub, available. The drawings are better reproduced than they were in the first edition and it has a wonderful foreword by Oz scholar J. L. Bell.
And we have published several really terrific and beautiful traditional Oz titles: Edward Einhorn's superb Living House of Oz, Eric Shanower's Salt Sorcerer of Oz, and Eloise Jarvis McGraw's The Rundelstone of Oz.
We also have a beautiful edition of Ruth Plumly Thompson's Ozoplaning with the Wizard of Oz available, as well as the only complete edition of Thompson's rare first novel, The Wish Express.
There is so much else as well. Come look around the store! Do you really have everything? If so, how about getting an Oz or Baum book for a kid you know?
Lastly, please spread the word about the TIGER TALK blog and Hungry Tiger Press, if you can. And here's to the next 150 blogs!