Loyola Press has bought my most recent book. You know it (or not) as STRIPPED: Cancer, Culture and the Cloud of Unknowing.
Several months ago I rec'd an out-of-the-blue email from Joe Durepos and darned if the team there didn't read and like the book. And so they have bought it!
And will no doubt re-title it, do some light editing, give it a new cover, and bring it out in the not too far distant future.
Which means when I become famous and/or get canonized the original version, published by Holy Hell Books (that's me) through createspace will be a collector's item. So get 'em while they last!
No, seriously, all those hours spent hiring a designer, proof-reading, editing galleys, getting the thing formatted for ebook have paid off. They'd paid off already, as my goal was always simply to get the book "out there." But for those who for whatever reason have chosen to self-publish, I hope this is a little piece of encouragement. Cause once it is out there, you never know who's going to see it, and respond.
Personally I think St. Ignatius arranged the whole thing as recompense for the Lyme Disease I contracted while doing the 30-day Exercises last summer.
Thank you, Joe D. and Tom McGrath. Thank you, Loyola Press.