This is Islandport Press's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Islandport Press's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Islandport Press
Yarmouth, Maine
Award-winning independent publisher dedicated to producing quality books about Maine and Northern New England
Recent Activity
Image
Visitors to the Islandport Worldwide Headquarters are always so much fun! Last week, Renaissance woman Chelsea Cook stopped by to meet our team. Chelsea works for Sherman's Bookstore in Portland and regularly writes reviews for The Phoenix. In her spare... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Image
"The Best of Bert and I," which celebrates 50 years of Down East humor from Marshall Dodge and Robert Bryan, is now available on iTunes. What would these two legendary storytellers have to say about being featured with the likes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Image
Sometimes our books pop up in the most unexpected places. While watching the Yarmouth Clam Festival parade in July, a beautiful banner came into view. The creative folks at Firehouse Arts—a non-profit community arts center in Yarmouth—carried a reproduction of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Image
Tom Hennessey's beautiful new book "Leave Some For Seed" arrived in our office last week. The book is full of Tom's pen-and-ink images accompanied by memorable stories about hunting, fishing, and the outdoor life. Following are a few paragraphs from... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Image
Have you heard? We have a brand new television show on the Time Warner Cable Your Magazine series called "Between the Lines." Our senior editor, Genevieve Morgan, interviews local authors for the show. "Between the Lines" came about to meet... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Image
Acadia National Park was named America's Favorite Place by "Good Morning America," and we couldn't agree more. Just take a look at these classic books in our catalog: A is for Acadia: Mount Desert Island from A to Z This... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Image
Our newest picture book, "Adventures in Vacationland" by writer and illustrator Mark Scott Ricketts, launched in June. Children and parents are loving this whimsical story that takes readers on a colorful joy ride through the wilds of Maine. Take a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Image
"The Fog of Forgetting," a gripping tale by our own G.A. Morgan, arrived in the office this week. We couldn't be more excited for its official release in July! The cover art by illustrator Ernie D'Elia is beautiful. And Kirkus... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Image
Beloved writer Glenna Johnson Smith is back with a brand new book of funny and poignant essays. Here's a sneak peek at the opening from "Return of Old Maine Woman:" I happen to lIve at the center of the universe.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Image
We are over the moon about the upcoming July release of "The Fog of Forgetting" by author and Islandport Press Senior Editor, G.A. Morgan. The story, which is part one of an exciting trilogy, highlights five children ages 9-13, who... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Image
Excerpt from A Life Lived Outdoors by George Smith Yesterday fathers throughout Maine were applauded. We received funny greeting cards, were showered with gifts, and generally encouraged to do whatever we wanted that day. I’m sure some played golf, others... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Image
I was recently reading Esquire’s Father’s Day Gift Guide, and while I was pleased to see a Maine author’s book on the list (“The Footloose American” by Brian Kevin), I couldn’t help but think that Islandport also has some pretty... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Image
These days, there is so much good stuff happening at our worldwide headquarters, we thought we'd share some of the highlights with you: Nominations We were thrilled to learn "This Cider Still Tastes Funny!" by retired Maine State Game Warden,... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Image
Our gorgeous new children's book, "The Lake Where Loon Lives," by Maine author Brenda Reeves Sturgis and illustrator Brooke Carlton, is now available online. This whimsical picture book tells the story of a quiet lake where Loon keeps watch over... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Image
In her book, "The Cows Are Out!" Trudy Chambers Price shares the highs and lows of being a wife and mother on a 150-acre Maine dairy farm. When the farm is in need of a baler and a mower, Trudy's... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Image
George Smith, author of A Life Lived Outdoors, recently interviewed with Irwin Gratz on MPBN. George discusses the inspiration for his popular book, his travel writing column with his wife, Linda, memories of growing up in Maine, and the joys... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Image
Starting Out: Life Lessons for Graduates, edited by former television producer, Becki Smith, launches this week. The book, which highlights inspirational quotes from New England artists, performers, politicians and more well-known personalities, offers real world advice for the latest generation... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Image
Thoughts of an Average Joe by Brunswick author Brian Daniels releases next week. His humorous collection of stories feature middle age curmudgeon, Joe Wright—a man who is not afraid to share his unabashed opinion on everything from family matters to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Image
Author Christina Laurie has a brand new children's book available called C is for Cape Cod. The alphabet book features gorgeous photos from Cape Cod Times photographer Steve Heaslip, accompanied by Christina's signature verse. Each page introduces a subject that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Image
Even though the sub-zero temperatures make the weather feel like January, it is nearly spring. This left us with a question: what to do with our remaining 2014 Dahlov Ipcar Full Circle Calendars? Children's book editor Melissa Kim suggested donating... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Image
Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting with Brian Daniels at the Royal Bean in Yarmouth to talk about his new book, Thoughts of an Average Joe. The book, which launches in April, tells the story of Joe Wright, a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Image
The good news just keeps rolling in! We are thrilled to announce that Islandport Press will work with acclaimed author Gerry Boyle to publish a new Jack McMorrow novel in hardcover, and re-release his first eight books in the popular... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Image
Is there anyone in Maine who doesn't know George Smith? If you're one of the rare few, George is a popular Outdoor blogger for The Bangor Daily News. He also writes a weekly editorial column and travel blog for the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Image
This week, I get to share some fun personal news! As some of you may know, I have a blog called Cute Potato: Your Guide to Kid-Friendly Maine. The blog, which turns five this June, highlights activities, restaurants, shops, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
Image
Sometimes I think editors get a bad rap. We're accused of being thoughtless, cruel, and insensitive people who enjoy making up ways to toy with the hearts and souls of aspiring writers. Not so! All of us (really!) at Islandport... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS