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.
Have you ever wandered through the farmer's market, or unpacked your CSA box, and wondered just what you should do with all the kale, celeriac, kohlrabi, or rutabaga? Or stared at the produce section of your local grocer, tired of your usual recipes for corn, tomatoes, potatoes, and carrots?
Islandport Press and The Island Institute, two Maine-based organizations, will team up this summer in a marketing and fundraising effort that celebrates island life, supports education, and helps promote childhood literacy and the joy of reading.
Islandport Press raised $1,000 through the sales of its children's book The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever! this winter to support the activities of WinterKids.
A Flatlander, by definition, is anyone not originally from Maine. We forgive them. Really, we do. In fact, we want to help. And so does Maine writer and illustrator Mark Ricketts, himself a recovering Flatlander. His desire to share what he has learned about the state in the past decade has led him to create the hilarious new book, A Flatlander's Guide to Maine.
Maine author Lea Wait dramatically conveys the mood of the 1860s, as experienced by three teenagers, in her forthcoming middle-grade chapter book, Uncertain Glory, scheduled for release in 2014 from Islandport Press.