Last week, French novelist Patrick Modiano was announced as the 2014 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. His publisher David Godine was pleasantly surprised, though he knows the feeling: another French writer and client of Godine’s, J.M.G. Le Clezio, won the coveted award in 2008. Part of Godine’s surprise is the fact that Modiano →
We have lost treasured authors and friends this month. We mourn their passing, and celebrate their lives. Mr. Joseph Garland passed away on August 30, 2011. We first met Joe in the 1980s when he championed the Schooner Adventure’s return to Gloucester; he helped us research and put together the Web site for the ship in →
Read about Protean Press’s latest book, “Kipling’s Cat” by Anne Cabot Wyman in the Gloucester Daily Times, or at theWyman book site. Exciting times!
In April, OBS and its subsidiary Protean Press will attend the London Book Fair with the goal to seek out publishing partners for new Protean Press titles. We will be: Selling paperback, foreign, and other sub rights and licenses to Joe Garland’s “Unknown Soldiers: Reliving World War II in Europe,” which has been published to →
Our president, Laura Fillmore, is visiting Germany this week for the Frankfurt Book Fair and for the annual conference of the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers (STM), which OBS has just joined. At the Book Fair, we’re participating with the Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) at Hall 8.0, Stands A935 & A936, and we’re also displaying Unknown Soldiers: Reliving →
The latest endeavor of Protean Press, Joseph E. Garland’s Unknown Soldiers: Reliving World War II in Europe, is hot off the press. This collective memoir of the author’s Intelligence & Reconnaissance platoon, which staked out the front lines of battles through Sicily, Italy, southern France, and Germany, has been more than 60 years in the making. →
We’ve just signed an agreement with the major book distributor National Book Network (NBN) for sales of Protean Press titles in North America. We look forward to a long and fruitful association that will help bring our books to a wide audience. Booksellers, contact NBN if you’d like to stock Protean titles in your store.
In September 2008, the OBS Protean Press imprint will release a new book, Joseph E. Garland’s Unknown Soldiers: Reliving World War II in Europe. Founded in 1990, Protean Press manifests OBS’s agile spirit and draws on our many years of publishing experience. The imprint brings trade fiction and nonfiction works — in paper and online — →