Silver Threads

…Remembering When…

The Story of Silver Threads  

Silver Threads works with people like you, people who have stories to tell. Some want to pass on the lessons they’ve learned. Some want to relive their peak moments. Some just want to be nostalgic. They have one thing in common: they all share a desire to chronicle their stories. If you want to do that, Silver Threads helps you do it.

I'm Robert Goodman. In 1988, I founded Silvercat, a publishing company and the parent of Silver Threads. We did pretty well at first. Then book returns spiked, our distributor went bankrupt, and Silvercat lost a year’s worth of receivables. Bookstores competed to see who could return books first. The only consolation was the snacks of brownie crumbs I picked from the spines of the books.

My Ph.D. in history would have given me many job options, but I loved what I did and the people I worked with. I turned to book packaging and stayed in the book business. I met wonderful people, built a strong professional foundation, and had adventures I would not otherwise have had.

I co-founded Publishers and Writers of San Diego and spent four wonderful years as a board member of the Independent Book Publishers Association. I helped start a nationally recognized writers conference, co-hosted an Internet radio show, and coordinated the unpublished memoir competition of the San Diego Book Awards. Those and other experiences gave me opportunities to contribute in a rich, rewarding way.

Silver Threads has provided even more since 2001. It allows us to combine our professional experience with our passion for history and story. “They” say you can’t take it with you. But you will take your stories with you if you don’t find a way of preserving them from the amnesia of time. Silver Threads turns stories in monuments to our lives and legacies for the next generations.

This is the passion of Silver Threads. We invite you to share it.

 

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