We believe that the world of writing and publishing can change for the better.
Publishers have traditionally played the role of gatekeepers and arbiters, providing standards in literature but limited by the constraints of printing, binding, transporting, and securing shelf-space in bookstores. The advent of ebooks, print-on-demand, and networked technology provides every author the tools necessary for publishing and connecting to readers.
But literary standards often fall to the wayside. The seemingly endless selection of self-published books overwhelms readers, with only unreliable sales numbers and anonymous reviews to guide readers in their choices.
Eltanin was started by writers and readers who understand that a new kind of publishing house could nurture quality writing and be a bridge—not a gateway—between authors and readers. Eltanin provides a new model in publishing that is focused on providing answers and assistance to authors, while maintaining a standard of quality assurance for readers.
When a simple trick goes wrong, 15 year-old Gilbert, amateur magician & illustrator of his father’s fairy tales, accidentally transforms a group of readers into characters from his books (and himself into the spitting image of the magician Merlin). Struggling to find a way to bring everyone-including himself-back to normal, he embarks upon a wild odyssey through the world of his own fairy tales.
Miracles are happening.
Pray to God they stop.
In New York, a homeless person is run over by a bus and lives. In Tokyo, a teenager jumps off a high rise building and fails in taking her own life. All over the world, miracles like these transpire, and people breathe a sigh of relief. But for the next week, some people will begin to suspect a terrible truth. A handful will even search for it.
Ten-year-old Tug is lost in the world, even to himself. But when Tug and his cousin are sent to stay with a distant uncle in Vermont, they could not anticipate the strange occurrences at the enchanted old house.
Travel to a mystic destination—
where animals know your destiny,
where dangerous Nomes lurk in the shadows,
and where a stuffed bear can bring you to life.