Turtles All the Way Down

cover150I am extremely pleased to announce that the first Consafo project now has a title. “Turtles All the Way Down” is the title of the second collection of essays by Gordon Atkinson, also known as Real Live Preacher. The Consafo publication team has been hard at work, and the book will definitely ship well before Christmas.

It’s not too late to join the publication team by making an advance purchase of Turtles All the Way Down. Most of the publication decisions have already been made by the team, BUT we are still looking for blurbs.

Advance copies will be available for purchase through October 25th. If you purchase an advance copy, it will be $12 instead of the full price of $15. And, all purchasers of advance copies will get a chance to submit a blurb for the back and opening pages. I did this for my Christmas book. All the blurbs were by rlp readers.

The title of this book comes from an essay included in the collection. The phrase comes from a classic philosophical story that is often told about Bertrand Russell. After a lecture on cosmology, a woman spoke to him afterward and announced that she believed the earth rested on the back of a turtle.

“And on what does that turtle stand?” asked Russell.

The woman’s reply was quick. “You’re clever young man, but not clever enough to catch me. It’s turtles all the way down.”

The Consafo publishing team, made up of all those who purchased advance copies, has worked together since the summer. 50 essays were voted on and included. The cover design is by Mike Robertson, who is also in charge of the layout.

Right now we’re getting edited copy back from our team of 17 editors, all of whom are in the community of RLP readers.

If all goes according to schedule, the book will be available for purchase on November 1st at full price.  Printing is expected to be finished in mid-November. Shipping will be in late November.

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