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About Islandport Press

In 2024, Islandport Press will begin celebrating its 25th anniversary, and we couldn't be more proud given the radical and disruptive change that has swept through the book industry since we published Hauling by Hand: The Life and Times of a Maine Island in the spring of 2000. Publisher Dean Lunt started the company in his Yarmouth basement and shipped early book orders from his garage, at times in temperatures so cold he had to plug in spot heaters so the tape would stick to the cardboard boxes. Today we have published more than 200 titles, not only original works, but also out-of-print books that we have revived and brought new attention to both the book and the author. Finding hidden gems whether in the guise of a new author or a forgotten classic is something we treasure and take great pride in doing.

They Islandport staff now includes Dean, Shannon, Holly, Emily, Marion, and Krista, and works with a host of contributing editors and freelance professionals. One thing that hasn't changed is that from the beginning we have been dedicated to this mission:

Islandport is a dynamic, award-winning publisher dedicated to stories rooted in the essence and sensibilities of New England. We strive to capture and explore the grit, heart, beauty, and infectious spirit of the region by telling tales, real and imagined, that can be appreciated in many forms by readers, dreamers, and adventurers everywhere.

Meet the Islandport Team

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Dean L. Lunt

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Founder | Editor-in-Chief


Shannon M. Butler

Vice President

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Holly K. Eddy

Sales Representative

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Genevieve Morgan



Ron Currie Jr.

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Emily A. Lunt

Assistant Editor-Design & Production

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Kate Baldwin


Fran Hodgkins

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Marion F. Fearing

Assitant Editor-Editorial


Dylan Andrews


Ryan Brod

Contributing Editors
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