The books arrived at Plymouth Church today, and I happened to be at the church this afternoon. The books look terrific. Many thanks to all of you at Inkwater for making this book happen.
Tom Daniel (Plymouth Church)
I got my first box of 10 paperbacks. I haven’t taken the time to look at them carefully, but they look beautiful. Well done.
Thanks to all of you for making this work so smoothly.
Jim Douglas (The Toughest Peace Corps Job: Letters from Somalia, 1969)
“Like” is an understatement. I have doubted the wisdom of this project since it began and one of the “problems” I imagined was a book cover that would convey the horror of my story. You captured the horror in my opinion and I believe a person looking at the cover would immediately understand what the book is about.
Louis Farshee (Safer Barlik: Famine in Mount Lebanon During World War I)
I couldn’t have been (and still am) more satisfied with inkwater. They are genuine and responsive to all interactions in a very timely way. I often felt that my work was the only book they were working on! Inkwater staff are a great team and they made me feel a part of it.
Corbett Monica (Dual Diagnosis Anonymous)
Wow, that was fast. I received my copies today, and it looks WONDERFUL!. The cover just jumps out, and the computer monitor does not do it justice.
Thanks for publishing my novel, and I hope it does well for both of us.
Tracy Lee Ford (Dinosaur Isle)
Inkwater Press has been a great relief in my search for a professional and friendly publisher for my books. I had finally finished this great story that I wanted people to see as soon as possible, but I didn’t want to wait around for traditional publishers to find me, or for author agents to accept me. I looked up book publishers, and I saw that the most easily found companies wanted so much money. Then, in the spirit of supporting local businesses, I searched for Portland publishers, and found Inkwater Press to be fairly priced and ready to work with me. I met Sean, who was a real person sitting across from me—not just a vague letterhead. And I was in quick-response email contact with the Inkwater team throughout the process of having my book published. Emily did an amazing job of creating the book covers for my trilogy. She encouraged my ideas, working with the things I thought were important to the look of my story. Having plenty of chances to make changes to my manuscript and cover, and knowing that what I had to say would be heard, I am happy that the people of Inkwater Press have made a joy out of what I thought would be a difficult hurdle of publishing without an agent. I’m happy to say that I am now a well-represented published author, and those who have seen my book think so as well.
— Jenessa Grimm Gayheart (The Thousand Years Ghost)
Michael McCloskey’s book, Conserving Oregon’s Environment: Breakthroughs That Made History, was the Winner of the Great Northwest Book Festival Award for General Non-Fiction.
Marie Hofer’s book, “Solo Flight: Flying Lessons Before Knocking On Heaven’s Door,” was the Runner-up in the Spiritual category.
Inkwater author’s Robert L. LeBrun, Chet Skibinski, and C.D. Bay-Hansen also received Honorable Mention in their categories.
GREAT NORTHWEST BOOK FESTIVAL AWARDS
WINNER: “Conserving Oregon’s Environment Breakthroughs” – Michael McCloskey
RUNNER-UP: “Solo Flight: Flying Lessons Before Knocking On Heaven’s Door” – Marie Hofer
- “Power Geopolitics in the Pacific Age” – C.D. Bay-Hansen
- “Cancer Country” – Chet Skibinski
- “All That Remains” – Robert L. LeBrun
Sonia and Alexandre Poussin, whose work details their amazing 39-month trek from the Cape of Good Hope to the Sea of Galilee, are currently touring the nation of South Africa to promote their Africa Trek documentary film and to launch the new, South African edition of Africa Trek. Inkwater Press was proud and excited to publish the North American edition of Africa Trek last year and to offer the public television series Africa Trek as a DVD set as well. The new edition is published by Jacana Media in South Africa.