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April 2nd, 2008

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08:45 am - The Fire on Our Hearth - A Devotional of Three Cranes Grove, ADF
The Fire on Our Hearth - A Devotional of Three Cranes Grove, ADFThree Cranes Grove, ADF, is proud to release our first book, entitled The Fire on Our Hearth - A Devotional of Three Cranes Grove, ADF.

Thirteen different people are represented in the pages of this book, only three of whom are not current Grove members. The first sixty pages are prayers for all occasions (the bulk of which are original to this book, though a couple have been published elsewhere). There are also eight chants that were created by Three Cranes members which are not on the ADF website or available through other means.

Significant events from our history are recorded, too: not only in our Grove poem, "Clutiā Trion Garanonon," but also in the evocations and rituals included: the poetic drama of last year's ComFest, the Ritual for Healing after Hurricane Katrina, the prayers to Belenos at Summerset, and our Grove Inception Statement are all included.

Prayers don't only appear in English, either: there are a few prayers in Latin and a couple in Spanish, too (translations provided)! There's also a table for translation of the Coligny Calendar month names into English.

In short, The Fire on Our Hearth does an excellent job of capturing the Voice of Three Cranes.

Rev. Kirk Thomas, ADF's Vice Archdruid, supplied us with a marvelous quote for the back of the book, saying, "This is a great book for solitaries, new Groves and Protogroves interested in investigating new rites and traditions for their personal and grove practices." He also informs me that he has submitted a review to Oak Leaves!

You can purchase The Fire on Our Hearth at the Three Cranes CafePress site, or via this direct link. We expect to bring copies to the ADF Festivals that Cranes attend, too, but don't wait: get them while they're hot!

The book is $16.99 from CafePress. Please do help support our Grove: the profit from this book all goes back to the Grove for ritual space rentals, ritual gear purchases, and all those little things that just aren't free when you're running a church. And thank you in advance for your support, as well!

This book is not available on my CafePress site, but only on the Grove's CafePress site.
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Date:April 2nd, 2008 01:46 pm (UTC)
That sounds really good.
Well, my order is in. I only wish cafepress printed things faster. Estimated delivery April 16th.

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Date:April 2nd, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
When we ordered our first copies, they arrived within 5 days, though delivery was estimated at about 2 weeks. I think they give you the really long end of the estimate.
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Date:April 2nd, 2008 01:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, yeah: and thanks for ordering!

(stupid hitting send too quickly!)
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Date:April 2nd, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
Any plans to sell it on Amazon or any of the local bookstores?
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Date:April 2nd, 2008 04:27 pm (UTC)
Probably eventually. I expect to pitch the next edition to ADF Publishing. We may release it via Amazon in the meantime, but we haven't discussed that yet.

As for local bookstores, we're planning on hitting up the libraries first, and asking at Fly-By-Night before we go anywhere else.
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Date:April 2nd, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure you need an ISBN to list on Amazon, I wasn't able to (quickly) find anything stating as such on Amazon, but a couple outside sites said this was a requirement (and it would be a common thing to require). It seems Amazon's self-publishing wing, createspace.com offers free ISBN's. http://www.createspace.com/Products/BooksOnDemand.jsp (not pushing it at all, but an ISBN can be expensive, http://www.isbn.org/standards/home/isbn/us/isbn-fees.asp ). Of course, wishesofastar probably knows much more about this then me.
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Date:April 5th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)
Just found out both I and my fellow Grove Organizer (Manda) both purchased one of these! Great minds think alike I guess. Plus at least we will both have a copy, that may be easier for ritual planning.
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Date:April 7th, 2008 06:42 pm (UTC)
Ooh! Congrats on getting this together. It's funny I've been meaning to do some Cafepress shopping, so I'm going to order this along with the Dedicant WotY book and a Neokoroi Hellenic calendar.

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