January 29, 2013

A Poet's Haven Love Connection? ;-)

So today I received an e-mail asking me to update the e-mail address attached to some poems in Gallery 1.  This was for an author who's work was published back in 1998 and 1999.  She included this in the e-mail:

"Also, I'd like to thank you. Thank you for keeping the site up and running through all these years. In a weird way this site helped to bring myself and my soul-mate together. We did not know each other at the time we were both posting to the site, nor had we read each others work. However around 20 years later we ended up meeting each other and connecting almost instantly. In all the talking new couples do we discussed our past personal pages, places we chat, etc... only to discover we were both posting here at the same time with our submissions only separated by a few submissions. An odd coincidence, maybe, but we consider it evidence that our lives were circling each others and in its own way brought us closer together."

Okay, other than that "20 years" thing making me feel *REALLY* old (not to mention that I'm fairly certain last October only marked the site's 15th anniversary), this kind of thing is what has kept this site and press running all this time.  :-D

January 6, 2013

New Technology for Books!

A new technology has emerged that makes e-books obsolete.  This new format, called "paper," not only makes screen glare a thing of the past, but it completely eliminates the need to recharge or replace batteries.  Paper books come in slim volumes that can easily be stored upon a shelf or table.  Books made from paper can be produced in different sizes or with different textures of material and have no limitation on the artistic design options.  Paper books can be black-and-white, full-color, or a mixture of the two, depending only on the needs of the material with no worries over whether the presentation will be compatible with the reader's screen device.  Don't get left behind, join the revolution and buy a paper book today!