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Cemetery Dance Publications Featured In The New York Times

I’m pleased to report that Cemetery Dance Publications was featured in The New York Times and you can now read the article online:

Artisanal Terror From Lilliputian Presses: Horror From Cemetery Dance, EC Archives, Centipede Press 

The New York Times

Brian James Freeman Mentioned in The New York Times

This was a neat way to start the week.

In a post about Cemetery Dance Publications’ new six book deal with Stephen King, I was mentioned by a columnist for The New York Times:

Early Stephen King Novels to Be Reissued in Special Editions

New York Times

A Surprising Fact About Modern Day Cruise Ships: Still Not Enough Lifeboats

titanic 33 cents US STAMPThis one definitely falls under my Miscellaneous Thinking category and has nothing to do with the publishing business, but I was genuinely surprised to read this fact in the article “Lack of Backup Power Puts Cruise Passengers at the Ocean’s Mercy” in The New York Times today:

Massive new vessels like the Oasis of the Seas, operated by Royal Caribbean, can carry up to 5,400 passengers and 2,160 crew members… Experts say that evacuating any vessel is a dangerous, last-ditch procedure. And the prospect of doing so on a ship like the Oasis of the Seas is daunting. It carries enough lifeboats for 6,500 people; or 1,000 seats fewer than its maximum capacity.

I’ve read that section three times because I keep thinking I must be reading it wrong. Am I? Or is anyone else surprised to learn cruise ships aren’t required to have enough lifeboats for all of the passengers and crew? For some reason, I thought this issue had already been addressed after a terrible tragedy…

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