An Indie Publisher’s Take on the Brave New Content World

By Brooke Warner

by Brooke Warner When I started my publishing career in 2000, the publisher I was working for was just dabbling in ebooks, author platform wasn’t yet a thing, and the editorial department made acquisitions decisions with very little input from the marketing department (something that’s now not only unheard of, but might be characterized as … Read More

Why Book Clubs Are a Gift

By Barbara Whitney

by Barbara Whitney I have been a member of five book clubs around the world.  Starting in Dhaka, Bangladesh, then moving back to Baltimore, Maryland and then overseas to Hanoi, Vietnam. Now  I am a member of two book clubs in Pike County.  Living overseas or transitioning back to the USA, is challenging without a … Read More

Alan Alda – The Science Guy

By Suzanne Braun Levine

by Suzanne Braun Levine Everyone knows Alan Alda – writer, director, actor. And it’s no surprise that he won Emmys in all three categories for his work on M*A*S*H, one of the most popular TV shows of all time, in which he played the beloved dyspeptic character Hawkeye Pierce. But it might surprise some to … Read More

Literary Sense and Sensibility

By Carol McManus

The Milford Readers and Writers Festival rolls into 2018 with a thrilling and diverse line-up of authors. But what are we all about, really? We are about you…the reader! Authors, whether best-selling, newly published or aspiring, all agree on one thing: without our readers our words don’t matter. But you may wonder how we select … Read More

The House Up On The Hill

By Barbara DeVries

by Barbara de Vries In the fall of 1988, soon after selling my flat in London, I noticed an ad in The New York Times for a historic farmhouse on 10 acres. Like a tourist in a Ralph Lauren store, I made an impulse buy. I simply had to own land with trees and streams, and fly … Read More

And We Want to Thank…You

By Amy Ferris

by Amy Ferris Our community is filled with beauty. All you need to do is step out of your car, and check out the scenery. Our waterfalls, our private beach and lakes, glistening icicles in the winter, and the colors of fall. Word is that our foliage is breathtaking – pure beauty. And we have … Read More