Mormon Book Bits
Series Introduction and First Post
Many years ago I conceived the idea of writing/compiling a book about Mormon books. Having dabbled in Mormon book collecting some myself when I could afford it, and having developed a deep interest in the fascinating history of the creation (the writing and publication) of many of these books, I began assembling historical information about various titles with the book idea in mind.
As the years have passed, book publishing has grown more expensive and less influential and practical, causing me to reconsider. With the reach and convenience of the internet, blog posts seem a simpler and more practical method of sharing what I have assembled with interested people. (A few of my earliest Mormon book histories ended up in Bret Eborn’s Guide to Mormon Books, a fine and massive bibliographic-type price guide for many thousands of Mormon-related books.)
I therefore launch this blog series, Mormon Book Bits, geared to those who have interest in Latter-day Saint history, doctrine, writing, and publishing. And especially to those who love Mormon books and know that they sometimes take on a life and create a history of their own, regardless of their actual content.