Likewise Notebook Betamax
IVP Books is just about to launch the extra-special Likewise website, likewisebooks.com, which will serve as a gathering hole for Likewise authors, readers and wannabes. You're all invited, of course. And if you're even more interested, we're going to be keeping in touch with our Likewise friends by e-mail, in a fun little newsletter we like to call the Likewise Notebook.
Of course, we don't want the Likewise Notebook to be lame, because we want you to love us. So we're playing around with the feel of the thing, and we'd like your feedback: If the following arrived in your in-box, what would you do? Would you run away? Would you point and laugh? Would you point and click? In the historic words of the Spice Girls: "Tell me what you want--what you really, really want."
Inside the Likewise Notebook
*Welcome to Likewise
*Doing the Dishes
*The Grass Is Always Greener
*Name That Donkey
Welcome to Likewise
Considering that you signed up for the Likewise Notebook, you're probably already aware that InterVarsity Press has launched a new line of books. But we're so tweaked about it that we keep showing it off, like it's a new Mini Cooper or something. For the record, Likewise gets better mileage than a Mini--which is good, because we've got a long road ahead of us.
Likewise is about the challenges of living with faith and integrity in a fast-paced, ever-changing world. Our authors are plugging along on that road, just as you are, just as we are. Keep checking in to find out what they've found out along the way, and we'll try to keep one another up to speed on what lies ahead. Sound good?
Doing the Dishes
Ann Swindell, an InterVarsity Press employee, graduate student and first-year spouse, just wrote another article for Relevant Magazine Online. Check it out here. Let us know what you thought of it; we'll pass your thoughts on to Ann.
Learn to be at peace, and thousands all around you will be saved. --Seraphim of Sarov
The Grass Is Always Greener
Some days it seems as though all the earth is paved. That's the sense we have here at Likewise Central, at least, seeing as how our backyard is becoming a dumping ground for mixed concrete. Our distribution center isn't big enough to handle all our work, and our yard is bigger than it need be, so we're taking steps to alleviate that imbalance by building a bigger warehouse. From now on we'll have to take advantage of the Westmont, Illinois, Park District for all our Likewise Bocce Ball tournaments, but at least you'll continue to get your Likewise books in a timely fashion. How lucky for you.
Name That Donkey
Likewise Books is represented iconically, you may have noticed, by the silhouette image of a man leading a donkey. Consequently, we get a fair amount of equine-related e-mail; people want to know what mules have to do with books. You can read the story behind the donkey here, but we also suggest you set aside your need to justify the image and simply enjoy yourself. We'd love to hear what you'd name the donkey if he (or she) were yours to name. E-mail us at email@example.com.
If I am an experiment, am I the whole of it? No, I think not; I think the rest of it is part of it. I am the main part of it, but I think the rest of it has its share in the matter. --Mark Twain, Eve's Diary (Translated from the Original)
If you haven't seen it, download the Likewise Sampler at likewisebooks.com and get a first look at five forthcoming Likewise books by authors you're going to want to get to know. Also, check out recent Likewise releases by Randy White, Don Everts, Preston Jones and Rick Richardson here.
That's it! Tell your friends, and stop by and see us sometime!
Posted by Dave Zimmerman
at September 20, 2006 1:36 PM