Creating e-books that combine text and photography turned out to be a little tougher than I anticipated, but I think you’ll appreciate our first endeavor. I’ve started with those issues no longer in print, so if you see “out of print” listed in our Bookstore, then expect to see that issue appear here in the coming months.
Because WordPress limits file types I can upload to this website (without paying for services that inhibit keeping low sales prices), I’ve had to be creative with how to offer e-books. Once you complete your purchase through PayPal, you will be redirected to an instructions page requiring you to email me to complete your transaction. Although this process isn’t exactly one-stop shopping, it allows me to provide your e-book in the format you need—i.e. as a .MOBI for Amazon’s Kindles or .ePub for Barnes & Noble’s Nook.
So, let’s get started! The first part is easy—simply click below to purchase your e-book.
We’re kicking off our e-book offers with a bestseller that’s been out of print almost since it’s initial publication in 2006.
Several now-familiar names graced the pages of our fourth issue ever published, including our own Senior Editor Beth Ann Cagle (then “Burt”), who joined the moonShine staff shortly after appearing as our featured photographer. The featured writers were Cheryl Boyer, Julie Ann Cook, Steve Cushman, Beth Broodno Downing, Patricia Perry-Armes, Leslie M. Rupracht, Javier de Jesus Ramirez Sanchez, Maureen Sherbondy, Susan Snowden, and Bob Strother.
Here’s what I said about the issue at the time:
A literature professor of mine once noted that the difference between the North and the South is that Northerners hide their family secrets in the attic while Southern folks parade their family secrets down Main Street for all to see. This seems to hold true in writing as well, at least in this issue of moonShine review. The stories here in large part center around relationships about mothers, daughters, fathers, sons, sisters, brothers, husbands, wives—and every combination thereof. And there’s no holding back. Whether nostalgic, bittersweet, or downright demented, this issue sparks with a Southern voice that is at once proud and flagrant in its presentation.
As featured photographer, Beth Cagle Burt has provided imagery with an uncanny fit to these stories. Her stairway leads us down (or up) a pictorial path that speaks of birth places, growing up, self, and transition. And all of Beth’s artistic techniques are created through the camera or in the dark room.
Now you can read on…
Anne Hicks (Kaylor)