A look back at 2016
As the year draws to a close, here is a quick summary of Monroe St. Press' activity during 2016:
— We released 7 new titles: The Wreck of the Titan, or, Futility by Morgan Robertson; The Syren of the Skies by George Griffith; Unto This Last by E.M. Spencer; Floor Games & Little Wars by H.G. Wells; The Steam Man of the Prairies by John Spencer; The Light Princess by George MacDonald; and The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde. Our newest offerings include original anthologies of popular Victorian genres (Unto This Last features utopian/dystopian fiction, while The Steam Man of the Prairies is a collection of 3 dime novels) and children's literature.
— We established our website and this blog.
— Events in which Monroe St. Press participated this year included the Heroicon gaming convention in Decatur, IL; Cog County Faire III in Montello, WI; two St. Louis Swap Meets on Cherokee Street; the Big River Steampunk Festival in Hannibal, MO; the Spoon River Drive in Lewistown, IL; and Steampunk Flights of Fancy at the World Bird Sanctuary near St. Louis. Look for us again this year at Heroicon (May 19-21), Big River (Sept. 2-4), and at the St. Louis Swap Meet (TBA).
New events on our 2017 calendar include Winter War 44, Jan. 26-28 in Champaign, IL; Geneva Steam, March 10-12 in Delavan, WI; the Capcon Gaming Convention, July 15 in Springfield, IL; and Archon, Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in Collinsville, IL.
Our "resolutions" for 2017 include adding more shorter works, including collections of novellas or short stories, to our stable of titles; more titles for children; and perhaps some vintage informational works on topics such as war gaming, aircraft, etc. We're open to any suggestions or recommendations regarding titles or authors you would like to see made available.
Thanks to everyone who visited our booth or our website this year. We made many new friends for which we are grateful, and we wish you all a happy and prosperous new year!