Dear Wonderful, Fabulous Reader:

All right, you guessed it. Even though you are wonderful and fabulous, we’re going to ask you a favour. Or two. Or three.

Now, we realize this is a busy time of year and nobody is ever short of Things To Do. Please do not feel obligated to volunteer your services.

However! In case you’re looking for a diversion on a long road trip or plane ride, we may have something of interest.

1. Help Wanted: Beta Readers

We participated in NaNoWriMo in 2016, and we managed to finish a young adult novel. We are seeking a couple of beta readers to give an objective opinion. We created a short checklist of things to keep in mind while reading, and we’ll provide a PDF format of the manuscript.

If you’re interested, please leave a comment below or message us on Twitter: @925screenings.

2. Self-Publishing Advice

We’re toying with the idea of self-publishing our novel if it Passes Muster with the aforementioned beta readers. However, the prospect of self publishing is, frankly, overwhelming.

We want to be clear: We have no expectations of becoming Rich And Famous with this novel. We’re merely checking it off our Bucket List.

Have you self-published? If so, what has been your experience?

3. What is this Book?

Image: Reddit

We recently received an unusual book (see below). It appears to be a Warner Bros. promotional item geared to theatre owners (distributors?) for films to be released in 1946. We just can’t seem to find much information on it.

Here’s what we know:

  • Martin Macall is credited as the author.
  • Published by Hollywood Publications Ltd. of Premier House, Hatton Garden, London. Wikipedia says Hatton Garden was once in London’s “jewellery quarter” in the 1800s, but is now home to media outlets.
  • Hardcover, 96 pages.

Here are some photos:

Front Cover

Title Page

Look! Three of our fave actors.

The article everyone reads first.

Have you come across a similar book? If so, what have you discovered about it?

4. To Conclude

Summer has arrived in our part of Canada (finally). May your summer be as groovy as a 1960s beach party.

Image: Giphy

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Happily blogging about old movies and using the royal "We".

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