New URLs

Church Publishing Company’s mobile website designed specifically for mobile phones and devices having smaller displays to summarize its authors’ novels and point to their booksellers using LESS data has moved. ▲Church for mobile phones can now be viewed online at mobile.church-publishing.com!

Church, The Television Show– web serial introducing title character Noodle Church portraying the hunt for Osama bin Laden leading to The Terrorist’s capture and his incarceration- has also moved! Church, The Television Show is now served from a new domain. Seven full-seasons and an incomplete eighth with five episodes can all be read for free only at televisionshow.church-publishing.com.

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Church, The Television Show synopsis

Church, The Television Show now reads out loud like an audio book for desktop computers using the Mozilla Firefox web-browser for free! To listen to Church, The Television Show like an audio book click on the the URL televisionshow.church-publishing.com/2011/11/28/church-season-eight-episode-four using Firefox then press “reader view” in the address bar and click “narrate.” Voila, the web-serial first published online September 11, 2011 has been transformed into your favorite free e-read!

DO NOT forget to update your desktop shortcuts and web-browsing bookmarks with these two new ▲Church URLs: mobile.church-publishing.com and televisionshow.church-publishing.com. And if you really want to launch them from your desktop using a ▲ icon then follow instructions posted to the Downloads page under Public Relations.

Enjoy!

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▲Church Bookstore

Church has announcements celebrating great work done this summer. In time for students’ return to their favorite colleges Church Publishing launched its new bookstore. Locating the first storefront at church-publishing.com/store, in addition to literature this shop carries posters and stickers too! Blue and gold triangle stickers printed on vinyl coated paper with an adhesive backing look perfect on eReaders, computer skins, notebooks, and pocket portfolios. A set of two 2″ diameter circles plus one 4×3″ rectangle retails for only $1.99 and includes shipping. Better, decorate your kids’ dorm rooms with a 2×3 foot poster!

Featured Product

Note - Watermark will not appear in print on artwork.

Girl Drinking a Beer

Used in the making of author Ethan Collin’s “Do Not Mix with Alcohol” cover, this poster of the girl holding her beer is an exact replica of Scottish artist Ruby McMenemy Tailor’s oil painting commissioned especially for the ▲Church Publishing book reprinted without any digital alteration or effects. This 120 lb. matte stock poster prints complete with canvas texture as viewed closely and at 24×36 inches it will make a perfect addition to any sitting or reading room scholars enjoy studying in. Buy the poster from Church’s eBookstore today!

Other Summer News

Church added an icon to its Downloads page listed under Public Relations. Formated as a .ico file this free button designed by Church Publishing Studio appears as if it’s been coated in translucent resin to harden the image affixed to a gold surface. Church’s icon could be used to access anything from computing devices’ desktops yet Downloads includes instructions to program this giveaway for mouse-click launching of church-publishing.com. Download your free icon today!

In time for this school-year Church Publishing is excited to rest during the final month of 2015’s summer after announcing the launch of its ▲Church Bookstore!

Senior IT – Development

▲Church seeks expert computer technologist in a moderate-term endeavor to fill rewarding senior level position within its publishing company.

Church’s IT position spans computer science segments in skill, experience, and functions fulfilled by specialists.  Successful IT could become a powerful unit within the company; agile command is paramount. Continue reading

Undress It With Your Eyes: Tinder for Books

Riffle, a social media site built exclusively for readers, has finally launched. Riffle has visual appeal. A window full of covers fills the browser and, after clicking one that attracts your attention, the cover pops to fill a quarter of the screen while a brief synopsis appears beside it. Click a buttons above the description: Want to read, reading now, have read, recommend, and share or choose nothing and return to the homepage to gander another book cover.

Starting your account is simple. Log in with facebook and answer five questions then you’re good to go. Riffle then asks for genres you’re interested in which may be your most important decision because what’s chosen determines which users you follow.  You’ll discover new books via network recommendations and your network is based upon what you like so pick your interests wisely. What are you reading now? What books do you like? What genres are you interested in? Welcome to Riffle!

Battle Royale

From the homepage you can star books you’re interested in, mark the books you’re reading, check books off you’ve read, and heart books to recommend them.  The Foundation Pit is a book I’ve announced to my friends that I’m interested in.

The Foundation Pit

After users star recommendations you’ve made it’ll build an influence score. Hopefully this reduces the probability you’ll be sifting through hundreds of covers before finding something you think is worth reading.

This site did give me a few problems. Three of the favorite books I listed upon starting my experience never appeared in my profile and later, when searching for books, the search bar did not accept the return command. That’s a major error, and it’s not clear where Riffle pulls novels’ information from.

Riffle

But the best part of this site is your profile. Twenty one questions pair books with events in your life, like  What book keeps you awake at night? Otherwise the site is simply big, beautiful covers and that’s what we at Church Publishing like about it. Visual is not a term commonly attributed with literature and as technology continues to alter perception maybe the social media site will usher in a day when you really can judge a book by its cover…that is until a friend falls asleep with your favorite book under her bed lamp.

Church post riffle

Church Books Built on Storied Architecture by Design

Discover Church on the top shelf

When you find yourself surrounded by books eight feet high and climb the stairs only to hit a glass ceiling you know you’re working in publishing. They’ve stuck you in a room and locked the closet door but there must be a way out. There is, Church Publishing is hiring.

Ramsa sofa by Younes Duret

Ramsa sofa by Younes Duret

After spending this week curled up on the sofa working on the fifth edition of Cosmo Starlight’s Freedom Incorporated work is still not complete and I sometimes think Church is a made up story. Books have become our foundation but I can’t see any lying around because they’re all on the computer screen.  It’s almost as if our President has reallocated everything in print just to build his eHouse, sparing trees which could be more useful as his shelter. eLiterature proves reading is more economical and accessible online.

courtesy of inhabitat.com

But, if only there were a way for people to see how many books Church Publishing has to choose from online, here it is!

courtesy of mother nature network

Believe it or not, our world was built on books. Everything you see, touch, eat, smell, learn about and repeat is in a book someplace. In fact, books have been used for hundreds of years to build society.

In the future books will exist but there won’t be as many per capita print editions per title. And at the current level of technological advancement trees are better off serving as bookshelves,

from Not Tom design studio

as desks,

at TU Delft architecture bibliotheek

or re-purposed as chairs.

Furniture made by Alvaro Tamarit posted on ‘Colossal,’ Art and Visual Ingenuity, Colossal

It scares some to think the world will no longer look like this,

at Shakespeare & Company

or like this,

but people aren’t turning books into trash.

Copyright: Alicia Martin, Biografias 2003. Casa de América, Palacio de Linares, Madrid. Foto: Mario Marquerie

Books aren’t on the chopping block.

made by Jane Dandy

Books are being displayed more cleanly.

design by Lu Chieh-Hua and Cheng Tzu-Hao

They’re being preserved behind glass to last a life time.

John Rylands Library courtesy of John Heskes’ photostream

In the future there will still be places you can find books shelved on walls so don’t freak when bookshelves aren’t traditionally constructed either.

Kocham.to

Kocham.to

Relax, and become an eBook person!

Church Sees Writing on the Wall

This week Church Publishing has been reading about Ryōtarō Shiba, a Japanese author, between re-editing one of our favorite novels, Freedom Incorporated by Cosmo Starlight, in preparation for its fifth edition release. In this novel Freedom is a massive low security work camp with no borders, it is the world. Instead of describing the prison, what it looks like, the system people work within or how it feels, Cosmo Starlight writes the story of how one prisoner realizes the place he was born into is not the same place mapped in Freedom’s charter, a document every child is forced to learn, after being followed for trying to get away from things.

In Freedom Incorporated the protaganist refuses to call the prison freedom because groups with separate agendas and secret systems of government seek to exert control over free-thinking individuals. When he refused to call the system freedom one group of wardens poison him and an opposing group locks him in jail. To secure his release the latter group attempted to coerce him into testifying that this prison is called freedom and the guards he caught chasing him were just a figment of his imagination. He refused again and they condemned him to solitary confinement.

The character doesn’t mind living in prison. He actually likes concrete rooms and mattresses without sheets. And he found a way to keep sane, turning Freedom Inc. into Freedom Ink by writing his experience down in order to lead the prison system without bombs or bullets, powders, and with fewer police men.

Ryōtarō Shiba, whose namesake memorial museum is pictured below, was born in 1923 Osaka, Japan. He studied Mongolian, traveled, and similar to Ernest Hemingway began writing historical novels after an experience in journalism. “Fukuro no Shiro,” The Castle of Owls, perhaps his most well known and widely read inside Japan, is about Ninjas and won the Naoki Prize in 1960.

Shiba Ryotaro Memorial Museum

Another one of his novels, “Ryōma ga Yuku,” is about following the leader. This historical novel shows Samurai were instrumental in bringing about Japan’s restoration after two hundred years of isolation and details the civil war and assassinations that resulted from calls to renew a relationship with Western culture. After realizing innovation had propelled Western societies far ahead of Japan’s, sentiments at that time were Western technological advancement could benefit citizens of the island nation. Change didn’t come cheaply and many Japanese heroes sacrificed their lives in what was called the Meiji Restoration in 1868. It’s success, however, was responsible for the emergence of Japan as a modernized nation.

Ryōtarō Shiba was a prolific author who wrote at least 39 novels and a massive series of journals about his travels across East Asia to places like Korea. His work took on a critical look into modern life and gave the men and women of Japan moral support proceeding a devastating world war.

His namesake memorial museum pictured above, designed by Tadao Ando, was built next to the house the author lived in for future generations to enjoy. It’s filled with the books Ryōtarō Shiba collected .

According to Tado Ando the objective of the architecture was to create a visualization of the inner workings of an author’s mind. Curved and partly underground, a garden, natural light moving into darker interior spaces reveals an exhibition of literature three stories high.

One window that filters light into many patterns symbolizes how humanity breaks down into individuals of all shapes, sizes, and minds. That’s what the author saw, and what he tried to reveal to the world.

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