Publishing

Seedling Surprise

The publishing business is a side line to a busy personal and professional life. It is a fun and enjoyable undertaking and diversion from the business of day to day activities. At least, that is the excuse I’ll put out when someone asks “When will you put out a book?” Fair question. There are plenty

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South Carolina Tea

At latitude 35o the Brown Dog lies just north of upstate South Carolina. That puts us slightly north of Chinese tea growing areas that fall around the 30th parallel. Not something you think about most days. However, that observation was made by nineteenth century American farmers and used to promote the idea that tea (Camelia

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Tea Plants

We filed our first annual report for the LLC with the state this week. That was a reminder that we have been at this for a year now. Brown Dog Press is sort of a business. Actually it is more of a hobby. We come to it when there is time available away from our

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Jambo Coffee

Brown Dog’s creative director has relocated to West Virginia to be part of the World Scout Jamboree this month. Quite an event. 43,000 participants from over 150 countries together for two weeks of interaction and learning about each other. Food culture is a big part of the event. Twelve countries have set up Food Houses

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Coffee lessons

Brown Dog Press has relocated to the Chapel Hill area this week for a break from our routine. Our editorial staff is attending the Jane Austin Seminar at UNC. That left time for our other crew members to explore the area. First stop was coffee a tasting course offered by Carrboro Roasting Co. They offer

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Our First Work

One reason for starting Brown Dog Press is to explore the process of bringing a book idea to reality. Everything we read and everyone we talk to indicate that modern book publishing is a very tough business. Nothing sells, you won’t make any money and all your work will soon be forgotten in the sea

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What are we doing?

This is the starting point for our project. Or maybe not exactly. “We” are a book lover/hoarder and a Francophone/librarian-on-hold who like to both read about and enjoy a coffee (for the former), a cup of tea (for the latter) and something stiffer at day’s end. The book part lead us to search out texts

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