Hi! Winnie Griggs here.
The hero of my upcoming June release, The Bride Next Door, runs a one man newspaper office in a small town in Northeast Texas. The story takes place in 1895 so I had to do quite a bit of research into what newspaper production was like at this time and when certain advancements came about so I could figure out what he would be dealing with. As I dug through various sources I developed a number of timelines and thought I would share those with you today. (Special Note: In honor of that upcoming release I'll be doing a giveaway in conjunction with this post so make sure to look for the details at the bottom of the post)
- 1814 350 newspapers
- 1850 2,500 newspapers
- 1860 3,000 newspapers
- 1870 5,000 newspapers
The third timeline I developed was one of milestones and significant/interesting
If you'd like to see pictures of the printing press and newspaper office I used as my inspiration for the one featured in this book, you can find it on the Pinterest Board I set up for this book at this link: http://pinterest.com/wdgriggs/book-the-bride-next-door-06-13/
I'd love to hear what parts of this information (if any) surprised you and what parts you found the most interesting.