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New Year, New News from TPP!

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We've had a great winter so far here at The Permanent Press! Here are some of the goings on: 1) Howard Owen's 11th Willie Black Mystery, Monument, is now available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook! Publishers Weekly said in a starred review, "Owen has outdone himself." 2) Jeff Schnader's upcoming debut novel about Vietnam War protests at Columbia University, The Serpent Papers, received a glowing review in Foreword Reviews. 3) We closed a deal with Blackstone Audio Publishing to provide Jeff Schnader's upcoming debut novel The Serpent Papers on audiobook! The hardcover and paperback are now available for pre-order.

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Fall Update from TPP!

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Hi again friends of The Permanent Press! We've had a pretty eventful autumn.  1) The ebook and audiobook service Scribd published audio versions of four of our most popular backlist titles, Rust by Julie Mars, Grendel's Game by Erik Mauritzson, The Double Life of Alfred Buber by David Schmahmann, and The Mask of Sanity by Jacob M. Appel. All are now available wherever audiobooks are sold! 2) Italian publisher NN Editore released an Italian version of the 2nd book in the award-winning Willie Black Mystery series by Howard Owen, The Philadelphia Quarry! 3) The upcoming 11th Willie Black mystery, Monument by Howard Owen, received pre-pub reviews in Booklist and the New...

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August Update from The Permanent Press!

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Hello friends! Despite the pandemic continuing to hamper many businesses we actually had a great summer. 1) Our friend Joan Baum reviewed Howard Owen's upcoming 11th Willie Black mystery, Monument, for NPR member station WSHU! Monument will be available in hardcover and ebook in November of this year. 2) Author of Mrs. Rossi's Dream (2019 Booklist Best New Book), Khanh Ha, has won the EastOver Press 2021 Prize for Fiction for his collection All the Rivers Flow into the Sea & Other Stories. Mrs. Rossi's Dream is available on this site and wherever you buy books! 3) Per our deal with Scribd, The Mask of Sanity by Jacob M. Appel...

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Summer Update from TPP!

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Hello friends. Although we are still mourning the death of our founder, we are carrying on Marty's legacy of publishing great literature and creating a community of great indie writers. Here are some big things The Permanent Press has going on this summer! 1) Unnatural Resources by Mindy Uhrlaub was named an Honorable Mention in the General Fiction category of the 2021 San Francisco Book Festival! This gripping tale of survival in the Congo is available in hardcover and ebook. 2) We've made a deal with audiobook distributor Scribd to publish audiobooks of four of our best titles: The Mask of Sanity by Jacob...

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Some Sad News from The Permanent Press

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Dear friends of The Permanent Press, Last month our co-founder and co-publisher Martin Shepard passed away from a sudden illness at the age of 86.  Marty’s passion for his work permeated every endeavor he took up, from psychiatry to real estate to politics to publishing. From the very start of The Permanent Press in 1978, what made a particular book of ours successful was Marty’s intense belief in its potential and its author, and his dogged promotion of it to anyone who would listen. His deftness in forming and sustaining genuine and meaningful relationships throughout the publishing industry has been...

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