Surry Cottage Books
I'm a former award-winning newspaper reporter who advised an award-winning student newspaper and won a national Book of the Year award in 2011 for my most recent book.
I'm looking for authors to pitch book ideas aimed at a New England audience. We believe that print on demand allows us to create a new kind of instant and in-depth journalism, as we demonstrated with our book about the 2008 ice storm. We are currently working on a similar book about Tropical Storm Irene. But we don't want to focus only on disasters. We'd love to see book proposals about the New Hampshire Primary, the crisis in public education or the rise of the new class of permanently unemployed.
Our Pumpelly Press division focuses on self-publishing. We print books for authors who have given up on traditional routes to publication and want to market their books on their own. As major publishers and agents continue to reject any book that won't sell tens of thousands of copies, we help good writers who don't have brand names turn their manuscripts into books and e-books. Having a printed book is not just vanity publishing. It allows authors to sell books at public events and on Amazon, actually making money from their writing. It allows their books to be reviewed in newspapers and magazines and it even gives authors an extra boost with finding a major publisher. Instead of sending a manuscipt, you can send a copy of the book.
Our books are indistinguishable from those published by major houses. They are professionally typeset and designed and have covers as eye-catching as anything a professional designer can produce. Come in and we'll show you examples of our work. Increasingly, midlist authors who have contracts with major publishers are being dropped for less than spectacular sales and are turning to self-publishing as an alternative.
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Murder on Mount Monadnock
When the 20-year-old daughter of vaudeville star Lily Langtree turns up dead at the foot of Mount Monadnock in New Hampshire in the summer of 1910, the police consider it an unfortunate accident, but residents of her hotel, including Mark Twain, Franklin Roosevelt, Smokey Joe Wood, Robert Frost and boxer Jack Johnson are not so sure.
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