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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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News for November!

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Here are a couple things happening at TPP this month: 1) Mrs. Rossi's Dream author Khanh Ha was named the winner of the 2020 Orison Anthology Award for his short story "The Woman-Child."  2) Unnatural Resources by Mindy Uhrlaub received a stellar review in Library Journal! Get your hardcover copy today!

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Mid-October Update!

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Some news from The Permanent Press! 1) Catch the virtual launch for Unnatural Resources by Mindy Uhrlaub on October 30th! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mindy-uhrlaubs-book-launch-party-tickets-124160444231 2) The sixth Josie Corsino Mystery by Connie Dial is now available in hardcover! Get The Snow Raven from our website or wherever books are sold. 3) The same for Ellen Marie Francisco's debut novel, Catastrophic Expectations: Sex, Love, and the Pursuit of Marriage!

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News from September 2020!

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Here are some exciting updates from The Permanent Press for this month. 1) Howard Owen's 9th Willie Black mystery was delayed by the pandemic, but is now available in ebook and hardcover. Publishers Weekly said of Belle Isle, "Fans of contemporary regional mysteries are in for a treat." 2) Ellen Marie Francisco's new novel Catastrophic Expectations: Sex, Love, and the Pursuit of Marriage is now available for Kindle and other ebook platforms. 3) Unnatural Resources by Mindy Uhrlaub received praise from King Leopold's Ghost author Adam Hochschild. He said of Uhrlaub, "I wish more novelists were bold enough to take on stories like this." Unnatural Resources is currently...

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