Did you know that people buy and sell eagle feathers, claws, and parts? Cooper and Packrat didn’t, either. But they’re learning fast. When the boys find a box of valuable eagle parts, they soon realize that the owner will stop at nothing to get them back. Follow the adventure in Mystery of the Eagle’s Nest, a new middle-grade mystery from author Tamra Wight, coming August 18 from Islandport Press.
NORTHWOOD, N.H. (March 11, 2014)—Rebecca Rule’s The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever!, an enchanting tale of seven children who set out to enjoy an epic sled ride one magical winter’s day, has won the 2014 New Hampshire Literary Award for Best Children’s Book.
Rule’s debut picture book, which was illustrated by Jennifer Thermes, has received wide acclaim since it was...
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 mystery series as both redesigned softcover and ebook versions. Islandport has also acquired an option for a second new McMorrow book, the rights to original online fiction by Boyle, and the rights to the new titles forthcoming in Boyle’s Brandon Blake mystery series....
Islandport Press has signed acclaimed novelist and national best-selling author Kate Christensen to write a nonfiction book that weaves together a story of food, history, and personal experience set against a backdrop of the Pine Tree State.
Islandport Press will publish A Life Lived Outdoors: Reflections of a Maine Sportsman, a book of collected essays by popular Maine columnist and outdoorsman George Smith, in 2014. The book will capture new material as well as previously published ruminations on family, friends, faith, outdoor fun, and adventure that reflect the broad scope of Smith’s regular weekly columns.
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Islandport Press will officially launch a new website Dec. 5, the first part of a multi-phase web initiative that will dramatically upgrade the company’s online presence and capabilities, in advance of the book publisher's 15th anniversary in 2014.
For the late Paul Fournier, the Maine outdoors was both home and office, inspiration and mission. The Maine guide, bush pilot, journalist, and professional photographer loved the outdoors and captured its glory in breadth and longevity that has been rarely matched in New England.
Children's author and illustrator Astrid Sheckels' picture book, Nic and Nellie, about a young girl who spends the summer away from home for the first time, received the 2013 Moonbeam Children's Book Award for Best Picture Book - All Ages.
Veteran writer and editor Genevieve A. Morgan will join Islandport Press as a senior editor who will oversee acquisition of specialty, nonfiction, and fiction books and guide the development of gift products as the Maine-based publisher increases the number of books it publishes and expands into new markets and formats.
Veteran freelance writer and popular family blogger Jennifer Hazard has joined Islandport Press as an assistant editor. She will work directly with authors on publicity and events and handle marketing and editorial projects with a special emphasis on increasing the company's presence and effectiveness on social media.