OBS News

Nazi-Occupied Childhood Inspires Tales of Humor and Mysticism—Now Available as E-Books!

Ingeborg Lauterstein survived a tumultuous childhood in Nazi-occupied Vienna, Austria during World War II. She watched the world around her crumble, and lived to tell the tale: some 40 years later, her life and her volatile homeland formed the basis for two novels full of wonder and intrigue: The Water Castle (Houghton Mifflin, 1981) and Vienna Girl (W. W. Norton, 1986). Despite having been published to wide acclaim (Kirkus Reviews, the New York Times), both titles faded out of print until 2006 when Ingeborg republished under her own independent imprint, now called Star Island. Now, together with services provided by OBS, Ingeborg is following the growing number of established authors with books published by traditional publishers—such as John Edgar Wideman, James C. Moore, David Raterman, and Alisa Valdez—who are self-publishing in digital format. Ingeborg’s The Water Castle and Vienna Girl are now accessible for the first time on e-reader devices and apps through premier self-publishing site Lulu.com and the Amazon Kindle Store–making her previously hard-to-find books available worldwide, with the click of a button.

The Water Castle on Lulu.com
Vienna Girl on Lulu.com
The Water Castle on Amazon Kindle Store
Vienna Girl on Amazon Kindle Store

Leave a Reply