I've rewritten this first post many times. Just like the first lines of a new story, I changed my mind how I wanted it to start or where I wanted it to go, but sometimes simple and succinct works best.
Welcome to the first entry of the Apis Books Blog, and welcome to the beginning of Apis Books. I'm excited to begin this new endeavor as a book publisher, although it is exhilarating and terrifying all at once. I've been planning for this for years, and it's finally happening!
On this blog, I'll be creating posts on a myriad of topics: information about Apis Books, the history of paper and of bookmaking, the environment, speculative fiction, interviews, writing tips, industry trends, and the list goes on. I'm envisioning the Apis Books Blog to serve as a sort of scrapbook—a way to document and colorfully illustrate the work, the culture, and the brand of Apis Books as this new venture develops, much like a story. As any writer knows, sometimes the story writes itself, and all we can do is tell the tale as we see it take shape in our minds.
Thanks for reading the first chapter, albeit a short one, of this new journey I'm embarking on with Apis Books. I hope you will return and follow along to see how the story unfolds.