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Islandport Press
Yarmouth, Maine
Award-winning independent publisher dedicated to producing quality books about Maine and Northern New England
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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 2 days ago at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Susan Poulin is a Maine-based writer, actress, and storyteller. In 1996, she created her alter ego, Ida Leclair, after winning a 'Yankee Yarns' storytelling contest. The New Hampshire show was hosted by veteran storytellers Tim Sample and Bob Bryan, best... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Miriam Colwell grew up in Prospect Harbor, a quiet fishing village in Maine, with her grandparents Louis and Susan Cole. Louis owned the local general store, and served as the village postmaster, and Susan served meals to summer patrons. Despite... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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A little more than a year ago, I had the pleasure of sitting down with author Lea Wait at a cafe in Wiscasset to discuss her new young adult novel, "Uncertain Glory." I was thrilled that Lea was offering the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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We're thrilled to include author and novelist Kate Christensen to our growing list of writers. Kate's nonfiction book—to be released in 2015—is titled How to Cook a Moose. The book will explore Maine's food lore and culture, and describe through... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Our own John Ford, Sr, author of Suddenly, The Cider Didn't Taste So Good and This Cider Still Tastes Funny!, is also a talented pen and ink artist. Last week, John sent us a handsome print called "His Majesty." The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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In the 1930s, Annette Jackson and her young family lived in a remote cabin on Umsaskis Lake, Maine, located 27 miles from the Canadian border. Although challenging, life in the North Woods suited Annette's resourceful personality. She adored the wilderness... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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With all the snow, fog, ice, and rain swirling around, it's worth sitting back and dreaming of a beach vacation. How about Cape Cod? We've been thinking a lot about the beaches, art galleries, boogie boarding, wildlife, and biking trails... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Every once in a while, we'll pull a book from our early catalog and read it with fresh eyes. John Cole's book of essays, titled "In Maine: Essays on Life's Seasons," caught our attention again recently. Cole was an experienced... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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With all this ice and snow outside, let's turn our thoughts to spring, shall we? I am delighted to reveal the wonderful cover of our forthcoming children's picture book, "The Lake Where Loon Lives," written by Brenda Reeves Sturgis and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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My family was recently invited to a cookie and cocktail party, which is such a genius theme! I turned to Elise Richer's Always in Season cookbook for ideas, and decided to try her Raspberry Oat Squares. Like all of Elise's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Having a hobby is a great way to nourish your inner spirit. And having a craft room is the perfect place to take a little time out from your husband when he’s driving you crazy. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2013 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Foreign rights makes up a small but exciting part of our book business. We have been working with the wonderful people at Transatlantic Agency, based in Toronto, and they handle the sales of our books overseas. They are the ones... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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There is an adventurous spirit that lives in the heart of many New Englanders, especially in winter. We learn to take full advantage of a frozen lake or a snow covered, woodland trail. When it's time to come inside, there... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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It's December 2 and if you are like me, you're just starting to think about your holiday shopping. One of the lovely things about working for a small press like Islandport, is there are so many wonderful books to choose... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2013 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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Hi. I'm Jen, the new Assistant Editor at Islandport Press, where I manage author events, promote our good work on social media, and collaborate with some fabulous people, like legendary artist Dahlov Ipcar, Grammy-nominee Kendall Morse, and Maine’s Funniest Woman,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2013 at ISLANDPORT PRESS
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November is a big and busy month for our favorite nonagenarian artist, Dahlov Ipcar. Her birthday is on November 12 (she turns 96!); she'll be doing a signing at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick on November 14 (from 10 a.m.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2013 at ISLANDPORT PRESS