From the Publisher’s Desk: Virtual Presentations and Books you can Hold in your Hands
months of social distancing does it take for this publisher to get onboard with
online events? Six. Or six and half, depending on what you consider day one. Shortly
after my last note, I got to do an interview with
Ande Bozarth of Kansas AARP. It was a whole lot of fun. Left me wanting to
do more, and boy oh boy did I get the chance.
member of the team that helped bring the annual Kansas
Authors Club convention online, I got in some Zoom training and practice
and became—more or less—a convert! We are so fortunate to live in times when we
have the technology for great substitutes to in-person gatherings.
fact, our publicist, Linzi Garcia, organized a fantastic virtual book launch,
our first, for Arlice Davenport and his new book of poetry, Setting theWaves on Fire. And then three Meadowlark authors and I got right to work on
a presentation for the Kansas Library Association, which was also moved online
also launched/are in the process of launching our second YA book, A
Time for Tears, by Jerilynn Jones Henrikson. It’s a title that is proving
popular with all ages.
Kansas Library Association - Tracy Million Simmons, Julie Stielstra, Jerilynn Henrikson, and Michael D. Graves Presentation
finally, we released Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg’s much anticipated book of poetry
this month, How Time Moves: New and Selected Poems. Talk about a release
party! With the Lawrence Public Library and Raven Bookstore, Caryn had more
than 100 attendees at her launch event! (Links to book launches have been added
to our “In
the News” page. Check them out now if you didn’t get to attend the first
what’s on the agenda?
have a poetry book by Brian Daldorph, Birdy finalist in 2020, working its way
toward the finish line. Watch for news on that book launch soon. We will also have
the 2020 Birdy winner, J.C. Mehta, on the shelf in the coming months. Likely
soon followed by the announcement of the 2021 Birdy Poetry Prize
winner (deadline for submission: December 1, 2020)
author James Kenyon, we are wrapping up another book capturing the history and
stories of closed high schools, this one featuring the state of Iowa. Follow
our website updates by email for news on these releases and more (top right column
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I’ve got you here, check out the specials we are adding to our onlinebookstore. (Keep checking back – we are adding more each week.) Double the impact
when you give the gift of a book. You’ve made a reader happy, and you’ve hugged
an author, too.
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