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Regional Presses: The Strength and Love of America’s Homeland

Hawthorne Publishing is an independent, regional press, as was its direct antecedent Guild Press of Indiana. There are hundreds of regional presses in America, and they perform a very valuable service different in degree and focus from both university/scholastic presses
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A “Launch” for a New Book: Lots of People and Cookies Shaped Like a Book By Lou Ellen Watts, author of Sleeping in Dixie’s Feather Bed: Growing Up White in the Segregated South

My book took just one year to be born. It was conceived at Eugene and Marilyn Glick Author Day at the Indianapolis Public Library, just a year ago, in a workshop I attended. There I got encouragement from the memoir
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The Publishing World: Surprise! It has only now begun to change after 500 years of being about the same

A new book: Copernicus’ Secret: How the Scientific Revolution Began by Jack Repcheck, was surprising to me when I recently read it for a couple of reasons. First, I did not know the details of the intense flaming of scientific
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Writing Lessons: The Indianapolis News in the 1950s

At fifteen, I took up summer employment as the switchboard operator and cub reporter on the “Great Hoosier Daily,” the Indianapolis News. My father was a friend of Orien Fifer, the managing editor, and they must have been willing to
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