Expression is the main fight

— Emerson

Pause Press

A project in electronic publishing.


Pause Press explores, first, the notion that just because a piece of writing is presented in electronic form, it should not have to be awful. An electronic production should be just as easy and fun to read as a print version. Engineering means compromises, yet constraints are the basis of art.

Occasionally I come across a book which I feel has been written especially for me and for me only. Like a jealous lover, I don't want anybody else to hear of it. To have a million such readers, unaware of each other's existence, to be read with passion and never talked about, is the daydream, surely, of every author.

W. H. Auden, “Reading.” The Dyer's Hand (1948).