steve

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Dec 27, 2017
Live Like Line / Love Like Ellyn and Movie
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Live Like Line / Love Like Ellyn and Movie

A new movie is coming out that includes the story of our book Live Like Line / Love Like Ellyn check it out here  
Dec 27, 2017
9 Christmas reads that perfectly capture Iowa
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9 Christmas reads that perfectly capture Iowa

A portion of an article that was very complimentary of our new book Women and the Land in the Des Moines Register: read the whole thing here Few tasks are as difficult as picking out just the right book for people on your Christmas list....
Oct 22, 2017
Iowa women bring their muscles, minds and morality to farming
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Iowa women bring their muscles, minds and morality to farming

this article ran in the Sunday edition of the Des Moines Register,
Sep 13, 2017
Marc Nieson | Schoolhouse Video
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Marc Nieson | Schoolhouse Video

Beautiful video clip of Marc Nieson reading from his memoir Schoolhouse * VIDEO Marc Nieson from marc nieson on Vimeo .
Jun 30, 2017
Recent Book Reviews
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Recent Book Reviews

A few good reviews have come in the last couple days and I thought I’d share them: Schoolhouse , by Marc Nieson review from Grace Grits by Marc Niesen If books were celebrated simply because of beautiful writing, Schoolhouse would be enjoying a stellar view from the...
Jun 06, 2017
Publishing made real, new intern Erin McInerney
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Publishing made real, new intern Erin McInerney

Blog post by Erin McInerney I am in the strange position of having fallen in the middle of my two career goals. As a young, young child, I wanted to be an illustrator. Drawing was all I ever wanted to do, and there are some days...
Feb 26, 2017
UNESCO’s Writers on the Fly: Steve Semken
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UNESCO’s Writers on the Fly: Steve Semken

Ice Cube Press publisher is interviewed for the Iowa City’s UNESCO City of Literature series “Writers on the Fly” Wonderful to be included along side so many talented and intelligent authors who visit as well as make Iowa their home. Interesting conversation and questions...
Jan 18, 2017
Coming Alive: A Call to Action & HuffPost
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Coming Alive: A Call to Action & HuffPost

post on Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/coming-alive-action-civil-disobedience_us_587c02d7e4b094e1aa9dc77a “There is a way of being wrong which is also sometimes necessarily right.”—Edward Abbey from Taylor Brorby‘s essay, Coming Alive: “Sage swirls around the muddy banks of the Cannonball River before it merges with the Missouri River. I’ve returned...
Nov 28, 2016
“Editing is my calling,” our new intern Katharine Hale
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“Editing is my calling,” our new intern Katharine Hale

Blog post by Katharine Hale I went through a lot of different phases of deciding what I wanted to be when I grew up. When I was in elementary school, I went through the usual rotation of ballerina, veterinarian, and teacher, with the slightly more unique...
Jun 18, 2016
Ever Sell A Book? PW, Blog
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Ever Sell A Book? PW, Blog

Our column in Publishers Weekly http://publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/columns-and-blogs/soapbox/article/69567-ever-try-to-sell-a-book-it-s-not-easy.html   Ever Try to Sell a Book? It’s Not Easy An independent publisher faces retail customers By Steven Semken | Mar 04, 2016 As an independent book publisher for the past 24 years, I’m often asked to participate in...