March 17, 2022

Local Authors’ Book Most Borrowed in 2021

I was pleased to learn that the most borrowed non-fiction book at our local library in 2021 was “The Life and Times of Grand Forks” by local authors Alice and Jim Glanville. Granted we aren’t a large town with the large collection and membership of a large town but given the borrowing period and the number of loans this book was out in patrons’ hands […]

January 7, 2022

When The Crooks Are Embedded In The Vendors

Over the past 5 years a mystery has been unfolding in the publishing world:Someone has been stealing unpublished manuscripts. Since these did not end up as printed, plagiarized novels or books and no ransom demands were ever made the reason was unclear. Filippo Bernardini, an Italian citizen who worked at UK publisher Simon & Schuster, was arrested upon landing in the US on Wednesday. The […]

October 22, 2021

Rut hog or die

Rut hog or die by Sylvia BannertCall No. 971.244 BANBarcode: 35142002155298 This book was published in 1974 by a Grand Forks Publisher Orris Press is no longer in business

October 22, 2021

Another Marketing Channel

Do you really want your book to get to the widest possible audience of readers? One more way to do that . . .