Remembering Ben Mukkala (1930 – 2013)

The U.P. Publishers and Authors Association sadly marks the passing of one of its longtime members, Ben Mukkala. Ben was a pioneer of self-publishing, authoring several books including Copper, Timber, Iron and Heart, Come on Along, and The Gift of Wings, based on his experiences as a pilot in the…

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HOW TO BUILD YOUR BEST-SELLING BOOK! in Lansing Michigan

HOW TO BUILD YOUR BEST-SELLING BOOK! WRITER WORKSHOP November 16, 2013 at the Michigan Library and Historical Center, 702 West Kalamazoo St.- Downtown Lansing, MI WORKSHOP SPEAKERS: Johnathan Rand, One of Michigan’s most celebrated writers, author of the Michigan Chiller Series and American Chillers, will tell us his writing secrets! Christina Minnis,…

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Winners in the First Annual UP Nature Writing Contest to appear on September 19th

U.P. resident writers serving as contest judges  have selected the winners in the First Annual UP Nature Writing Contest, sponsored by North Country Publishing of Skandia and Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore of Munising.   Entries were received from residents across the peninsula.  Andrea Chynoweth of Munising is the contest…

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First Annual U.P. Authors Day and Book Fair to Be Held

First Annual U.P. Authors Day and Book Fair to Be Held  For Immediate Release Twenty-One Upper Michigan authors from all ends of the peninsula will gather on July 6, 2013 for the first annual U.P. Authors Day Book Fair at the Westwood Mall in Marquette. Marquette, MI, July 1, 2013—Upper…

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Ann McGlothlin Weller on The Value of Good Editing

  The Value of Good Editing  Three C’s—and a couple more, by Ann McGlothlin Weller Who’s on first?  The reader, always, always, always. The goal of the writer and the editor is to develop a product (book, article, blog) that someone—a lot of someones, preferably—wants to read.  That’s the bottom…

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The U.P. In Story: Honoring Fred Rydholm

“The U.P. In Story” The Upper Peninsula has long been a place of fascination for authors, songwriters and storytellers. From Henry Schoolcraft to Ernest Hemingway to Jim Harrison, the landscape and people of the U.P. have been provided a seemingly endless source of written material. It is these words that…

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Snowbound Books in Marquette, Michigan under new ownership!

Hi Everyone, In case any of you don’t know yet, Snowbound Books in Marquette is changing hands. Longtime owner, Ray Nurmi, has sold the store to longtime employee Dana Schultz. There will be a party at Snowbound this Saturday, April 20 from 3-6pm for everyone who wants to come celebrate, congratulate Ray on…

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U.P. Publishers & Authors Association Holds 15th Annual Conference

U.P. Publishers & Authors Association Holds 15th Annual Conference: Publishing & Book Marketing Industry to Be Explored MARQUETTE, MI (April 15, 2013) – In its constant commitment to informing regional authors and publishers of the latest changes in the publishing world and offering effective marketing and writing strategies, the Upper…

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