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Cover Re-Reveal: Parts per Million

Forest Avenue Press has an invaluable asset: the eyes of our full-service distributor's sales team. The Legato Publishers Group staff wants our books to have the best chance in the marketplace. So months in advance of the publication date, we have marketing meetings that offer input on metadata, blurbs, and covers. Their years of experience in … [Continue Reading]

From the Publisher’s Desk: PW Star Watch

  You know those dreams about the industry, the magical ones about how we think publishing should work? Earlier this month--after a hectic summer--I went to New York City for a few days to attend the Publishers Weekly Star Watch party, since I am a 2017 honoree. Rosanne Parry, the bookseller and awesome middle-grade author, nominated … [Continue Reading]


’17 Scribes Reading in NYC

Renee Macalino Rutledge, author of The Hour of Daydreams, will read with four other debut women novelists at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27. Kate Brandes, Leah DeCesare, Julie Pennell, and Sandi Ward will be … [Continue Reading]

Froelich’s Ladder Wins Gold

PORTLAND, OREGON—Gigi Little, Forest Avenue Press’s graphic designer, received a gold medal in the Small Format Cover Design category of the 2017 PubWest Design Awards for her work on Froelich’s Ladder, the … [Continue Reading]

From the Publisher’s Desk: After Launch

The Hour of Daydreams, by Renee Macalino Rutledge, is out now! This exquisite debut novel reimagines a Filipino star maiden folktale through the perspectives of newlyweds, their family members, and villagers. … [Continue Reading]

Main Street Writers Movement: In rural Oregon, a tiny writing festival steps into the big leagues

by Emily Grosvenor I’ve always understood why cities become hotbeds of literary life. Creativity happens when ideas rub up against each other and give birth to something new, when inspiration dings around … [Continue Reading]

A finalist for the INDIES awards!

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Launching Tuesday: The Hour of Daydreams

We're so excited about the March 14 launch of Renee Macalino Rutledge's debut novel, The Hour of Daydreams, a reimagining of a Filipino folktale about a winged star maiden. Buy local--please--and you'll … [Continue Reading]

Main Street: The Story of Chicago’s Publishing Cocktails Series

by Laura Stanfill Keir Graff and Javier Ramirez co-host Publishing Cocktails, an every-other-month industry get-together that rotates to bars around Chicago. Keir is Booklist’s executive editor, and Javier … [Continue Reading]

Main Street: Kate Ristau on Building Writer Relationships

Take the pledge to build literary community at the local level and you'll receive the Main Street Writers Movement newsletter once a month. We're also featuring authors and publishing professionals who are … [Continue Reading]

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