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Category: Akashic in Good Company

Welcome to Akashic in Good Company, a regular feature where Akashic spotlights the remarkable people and places in today’s publishing industry. This is where you’ll find managing editor Johanna Ingalls’s in-depth profiles of literary agents, bookstore owners, publishers, and many others; our Indie Bookstore Spotlight and photo tours; reviews of works from other small publishers; and additional posts highlighting our colleagues in other corners of the publishing world.

Spotlight on AMSCAN and Scandinavia House

On Monday, March 14, Scandinavia House will host a launch event for Stockholm Noir featuring editor Nathan Larson. Today, Akashic is thrilled to spotlight AMSCAN and Scandinavia House with more information about their organization.

Spotlight on LIVE from the NYPL

On Wednesday, November 5, LIVE from the NYPL will graciously host Akashic’s Tehran Noir/Tel Aviv Noir panel event from 7 to 9 p.m. in the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. This discussion, moderated by best-selling novelist Rick Moody (The Ice Storm), features four contributing authors to these newest Noir Series titles and will explore their writing as it pertains to life both within these cities and outside of them. In honor of their housing our event, today Akashic spotlights the Live from the NYPL discussion and reading series.

William Scott Lyon: A Pathos in Prison

To celebrate the release of Prison Noir — the latest release in Akashic’s Noir Series and edited by National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Oates — we’re very pleased to bring you a guest post by William Scott Lyon, who facilitates a creative writing workshop on death row in Nashville, Tennessee.

Spotlight on Pongo Teen Writing

To celebrate the release of Prison Noir — the latest release in Akashic’s Noir Series and edited by National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Oates — we’re pleased to bring you a spotlight on the Pongo Teen Writing program written by Eli Hastings, the program’s assistant director.

Copycat in Good Company: Spotlight on the Waterloo Alleycat Project and the Cats of Blue Arrow Records (Cleveland, OH)

To celebrate the release of Copycat: And a Litter of Other Cats, Akashic is featuring some of our favorite library and record store cats. Today, we’re spotlighting Blue Arrow Records and their nonprofit organization, Waterloo Alley Cat Project (WACP), a group of dedicated residents and business owners volunteering to care for and protect the homeless cats on Waterloo Road in Cleveland, Ohio.


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