The spring term has just about come to an end and I want to take a minute to thank our terrific History of Publishing guest lecturers this term. Each of them helped us to home in on what is going on in the publishing and book industry today. We’ll check in with some of them at the Ashland Book and Author Festival next week.
Geoff Ridden, author and audiobook narrator for Bee Audio
Tim Wohlforth, mystery author of Harry, The Pink Tarantula, and No Time to Mourn (just released by Krill Press
Mary Jane Cedar Face, special collection librarian at Souhtenr Oregon Universtiy.
Midge Raymond & John Yunker, award-winning authors and founders of Ashland Creek Press (and I’m looking forward to reading Midge’s book Everyday Writing)
Rick Bleiweiss & Craig Black of Blackstone Audio
Ryan W. Bradley, author (Code for Failure), publisher (Artistically Declined Press) & book designer
Sheila Burns, cofounder of Ashland’s Bloomsbury Books
Steve Scholl, founder of White Cloud Press
Molly Tinsley, author (of the recently released Entering the Blue Stone, among other things) and publisher, FUZE Publishing
Kristen Johnson, SOU Bookstore Textbook Manager
Robin Conrad and Susan Dethridge, Ingram Content Group
Melissa Michaels, Michaels & Michaels Creative, LLC
Michael Niemann, author of “Africa Always Needs Guns” in Vengeance, the 2012 Mystery Writers of America anthology
Samantha Niemeyer, copywriter at Fire Mountain Gems
Kevin Walsh, rare book dealer