Tag: Letter from the Publisher

Letter from the Publisher: Changed in a Flash

  One of the challenges of publishing books that question conventional wisdom is that conventional methods for determining their validity are not wholly sufficient. After all, conventional wisdom would never evolve if brave voices (and brave publishers) didn’t take chances on positions that at first blush seemed unlikely, unusual, or even unfathomable. As Einstein famously …continue

Letter from the Publisher: Regretting Motherhood

I still remember the day when my colleague brought the manuscript for Regretting Motherhood to our acquisitions meeting. There were the usual ten of us gathered in our conference room, representing all parts of our team, from acquisitions to editorial, production to sales. What we’re looking for in those meetings are books possessing an elusive …continue

Letter from the Publisher: Thoughts on Charlottesville

Dear friends, As the publisher of an organization committed to healing and global transformation, I am deeply saddened by the recent events in Charlottesville and the resurgence of racism we are seeing in our country. White supremacy is neither new nor periphery to the American story; it’s in fact an ideology core to our nation’s …continue

Letter from the Publisher: Books Still Matter

This spring one of our authors wrote to tell us about a success his book had recently achieved. Sometimes authors do this when they come across a good review or a high sales ranking. But that wasn’t the reason Perry Ulander was writing; he wanted to tell us about the impact his book Walking Point …continue

Letter from the Founding Publisher: New Moon

Dear Friends, I am writing you about a new version of my book New Moon, appearing this fall. New Moon is my original, core book, my story about growing up in New York, discovering my second family and their hotel in the Catskills, changing my name from Richard Towers to Richard Grossinger, and going to …continue

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Letter from the Publisher: An Interview with Francis Weller

Not long ago, I had the honor and pleasure of working with psychotherapist Francis Weller on his groundbreaking book, The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief.  Shortly after North Atlantic Books published the book, The Sun magazine featured an interview I conducted with Francis about grief, death, authenticity, …continue