Did you know that ambo means the pulpit where the priest gives the homily? Me either, until I started reading drafts of The Story of the Cathedral of the Madeleine, Sagebrush Press’s next book release, and first under my stewardship. I took it to the printer today. We should have it back in time for the centennial celebration on August 15.
I rejoiced for about 10 minutes. Then I went back to work. One thing accomplished leads to several more things to do. Printing a book is not the same as selling a book. One thing Sagebrush Press lost in its hiatus was its web site; that is the next thing to tackle. And I need to get a merchant account before the Sanpitch Cowboy Expo. Not to mention that as soon as my other printing folks give me the profile, I have 175+ images for the Highway 89 book to convert to CMYK.
One prerogative of being the publisher is that, when the final page count allowed it, I could stuff in more of my own photographs. There was room for four if I converted them to black and white. This angel graces the opening spread of Bishop Wester’s tender foreword to the book. It is a lovely piece of writing, and since this angel greets the Bishop every time he speaks to the public from the ambo, I liked the juxtaposition of it with his words. I hope he does too. In a couple weeks, I hope to have a copy on his desk.
As soon as I get the new Sagebrush Press website operational, I will post a link with info on how to buy a copy and about attending the centennial events. It’s going to be full of pageantry and joyful celebration, that much I am certain.