You have come up against them, haven’t you? One of those moments upon which you look back, catch your breath and think, “Suppose I had let the chance pass? What rich experiences, what happiness, I would have missed.” Emilie Loring
Emilie Loring’s decision to write led to her book review column, nationally syndicated articles and short stories, and fifty novels published under her name that sold over thirty-seven-million copies worldwide in more than a dozen languages. (See their titles here.)
“You never can tell at sunup what you’ll bump into before sundown.” Here Comes the Sun!
But times changed. Hardbacks yielded to paperbacks and then went out of print. Emilie Loring’s novels waited for the next generation of girls to grow to young women, so mothers and grandmothers could hand down their copies.
Books endure, unassailed by the vicissitudes of electronic format changes. They have a soul-satisfying feel and smell, lend themselves easily to browsing forward or backward in seconds, and accept bookmarks that, themselves, become old friends.
She added…a few of her favorite books. They made her feel at home.
We Ride the Gale!
But books only last so long. They are cleared from library shelves, left behind, damaged in flood and fire, and break down from long use and passage of time. Their numbers dwindle, and the stories are read no more, until a revival brings them back into public view.
And how does that start?
Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz are probably known more for their movies than their books. Anne of Green Gables became a miniseries. Pride and Prejudice has a miniseries and a movie, and the Little House books became a television show.
For the vast majority, however, books gain new life as electronic reading experiences–ebooks.
Until now, Emilie Loring’s novels were available only as printed books, but her grandchildren made a decision, and now her possibilities have changed.
Emilie Loring’s novels will be re-issued as ebooks!
With that decision, Emilie Loring’s books become available worldwide. It will be as easy for readers in India and Brazil to read Emilie Loring as it is for readers in the United States and the UK.
Six titles are coming out soon, and I will announce them here. Send the links to everyone you know. Tweet them. Post them on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.
Emilie Loring deserves to be read and appreciated. Another generation deserves to discover her.
“We… look forward to the future with a tingling sense of more adventure to come.”
Emilie Loring, As Long As I Live
Keep checking back. The first ebook will be out in a few months.