Getting started with my blog
2/4/15 This begins my blog focused on World War II and my father’s experiences in it. Actually, I am now focused on getting my book(s) about it (Wilber’s War) into print. Today my designer (Lisa Carta) will, I think, be shipping off the files (InDesign or pdf) to the printer (Friesens) with the cover artwork to follow a few days later. We plan a release date of V-J Day (70th anniversary) on Aug. 14, 2015. I spent from 1980 to 2013 learning about my parents’ lives during WW2 and producing the trilogy, but in 2014–15, I am being forced to learn about publishing books and marketing them. It is a whole new world for me. I am a new business owner – of Van Dorn Books! So this blog will probably be a mix of talk about independent book publishing by a newbie and World War 2.