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Rule’s “Sled Ride” wins N.H. Literary Award for Best Children’s Book


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 to publish new McMorrow mystery by Gerry Boyle


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 signs best-selling author Kate Christensen


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 signs legendary “Outdoor News”columnist George Smith


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.

"Working with the dream team at Islandport Pres


Islandport Press leaps to web forefront with powerful new site


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.

Paul Fournier's "Birds of a Feather" takes flight


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.

Astrid Sheckels' "Nic and Nellie" wins Moonbeam Book Award


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. 

Genevieve Morgan joins Islandport Press


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.

Jennifer Hazard hired at Islandport Press


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.

Portland author and artist celebrate release of new cookbook


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?

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