Appledore Books Newsletter
June 2009
Appalachian Odyssey Authors
Signing Their Back-in-Print Book
About Hiking from Georgia to Maine

Last year the Authors Guild in New York selected Appalachian Odyssey; Walking the Trail from Georgia to Maine for its Back-in-Print series, and recently iUniverse reprinted the book into its third paperbound edition. Upcoming signing events for authors Steve Sherman and Julia Older include July 18 at the Toadstool Bookshops in Keene NH (11:00 a.m.) and Peterborough NH (2:00 p.m.). On July 25 they’ll be at Bayswater Book Company in Center Harbor NH (1:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m.)

Appalachian Odyssey has been described as "probably the most literate account of hiking the Appalachian Trail's 2000-odd miles" and "recommended reading by through-hiker and day-tripper alike."

Fifth Annual Poetry-Prose-Songfest
For Hancock Writers at Harris Center

For their fifth annual performance of poetry, prose and song, Hancock writers Jane Eklund, Sy Montgomery, Howard Mansfield, Julia Older and musician Steve Schuch dedicated their performance May 8 to the memory of poet-professor Walter Clark, who was part of the group. Sponsored by the Hancock Town Library and the Harris Center for Conservation Education, their performance on the theme "Arrivals and Departures" at the Harris Center in Hancock NH was presented to a standing-room-only audience.

They read several poems by Clark as well as from the works by the late poet Stanley Kunitz, Mary Oliver, Li Po, Walt Whitman, St. Exupery, Robert Dunn, E.B. White and others. Older and Montomgery read a French-English rendition of "Mirabeau Bridge" by Apollinaire.

Prose included Eklund, Older and Montgomery readings of excerpts from "The Little Prince" accompanied by the musical composition "The Little Prince" by Schuch; Mansfield read his essay "The Storm After the Storm" based on his Hurricane Katrina experiences with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans.

BOOK SCENE: Print on Demand Increasing

The steady increase in digital printing techniques has surpassed traditional offset production methods. According to R.R. Bowker, titles printed by on-demand and short run methods increased 132% last year, the first year that on-demand production surpassed the number of traditionally printed books.

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