By Common Consent, the self-proclaimed Best Mormon Blog in the Universe, is launching a press. BCC Press can be found here. I asked some of the BCC Bloggers behind the launch what they were thinking, and here’s what I found out.
Why did you form BCC Press?
Tracy McKay’s memoir The Burning Point deals with a lot of serious issues, including addiction, divorce, single parenthood, poverty, welfare, and raising a special-needs child in difficult circumstances. But ultimately it is the hopeful story of a Mormon woman who, facing a lot of difficult circumstances, went back to college and turned her life around. It is also the story of one of the birth of the Tracy McKay Scholarship Award, now awarded annually by the Feminist Mormon Housewives blog to Mormon women returning to school.
Michael Austin’s #BOM2016 is a collection of 45 blog posts written for By Common Consent during 2016, part of the authors attempt to reconnect with the Book of Mormon as a scholar and literary critic. This is the first of a number of planned BCC Press books that will curate and present important material from the blog’s extensive archives–almost fifteen years of posts about some of the most important issues in contemporary Mormonism. Another such volume is planned for this year collecting posts by BCC women and edited by BCC blogger Karen Hall.
- Do you buy books from Mormon publishers?
- What authors would you like to read if they published a book?
- What topics would you like to read in book form?