Do you or someone you know suffer from the chronic fear of running out of something to read? Abibliophobia can be a serious condition for those unusually devoted to reading (also known as bookworms). Fortunately, in today’s publishing environment that no longer needs to be a concern.
Ecclesiastes 1:9 says “…there is nothing new under the sun.” That is certainly true in the big picture of God’s beautiful design, but it couldn’t be farther from the truth in today’s publishing world. With the rise of independent publishers, the offering of reading material is never ending. One of the truest benefits of this is the increased availability of stories that can inspire, uplift, and educate us. Often these are books by people who don’t choose to pursue the career of author. They just have learned valuable lessons through their own lives that they want to share to make the world a little better for others.
An excellent example of this is the delightfully witty, yet often poignant, book by Andrea Frazer—Happily Ticked Off. Frazer is a former Hollywood sitcom writer, but this book is all about her life as a mother learning to deal with a child with Tourette’s Syndrome. And while it is valuable insight and encouragement to those parenting a child with special needs, it is also a book about hope for all of us. Through her one-of-a-kind perspective, she teaches us how to deal with life’s curveballs. Andrea’s unique, amusing, determined perspective—and the transparency with which she shares her life—are something you won’t find elsewhere. Hence, there is something new under the sun—at least in the publishing world, because Frazer chose to use a small independent publisher to share her story.
Want to know the cure for abibliophobia? It lies with the independent publisher.
Happily Ticked Off is available through Armonia Publishing at www.armoniapublishing.com.