From the Publisher

As a peer-reviewed better-business-accredited publishing house—founded in Ames, Iowa, in 2005—we serve creative writers and their readers with superbly designed books in all available formats (ebook, paperback, hardcover, casewrap, and audio). Our books are available locally, worldwide online, and in brick-and-mortar stores as well as directly through us.

If you are a library, bookstore, or other institution/organization, please use our online order form to receive a discount.

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Readers' Favorites

Liikkanen - Secrets of Finnish Sauna Design, US$39.95
Careri - Walkscapes, US$21.95
Andrews - Architectural Speculation, US$205.95
Clark - These Doors, US$16.95

Recently Published (or Forthcoming)


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Hamilton-Gottlieb - Traveling Light, US$17.95
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Barclay - The Missionary's Wife, US $17.95
Baur - Alternate Take, US$17.95
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Suhr - Learning About Love, US$16.95
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Baur - Remastered, US$16.95
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Tavallaei - Poems as Short as Life, US$15.95
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Osterberg - Dream House on the prairie, US$16.95
Suhr - The German Exchange Student, US$16.95
Brantley - Sum of Tiny Spaces, US$11.95
Larche - Angels in the Snow: The Musical, US$16.95
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Osterberg - We All Fall Down, US$21.95
Merritt-Gordon, Tell Them What You Want, US$16.95
Naegele - Guide to The Only Good Architecture in Iowa, US$21.95
Longstaff - In the Shadow of the Dragon's Back, US$12.95
Yates - White Creek, A Fable, US$15.95
Polsgrove - When We Were Young in Africa, US$15.95

We do take publishing seriously, but we also have fun designing books, sharing stories with authors, and hearing back from their readers how a particular book changed their life. Such is the power of books…

For us publishing means to make public, to share with the world what you, as author, have created over many months, moons, and sometimes, years. Unlike most publishers, we think of the relationship with you as a partnership in which both of us are equal collaborators who want to share ideas and stories widely, while benefitting equally.

If you are interested in working with us, please drop us a line.

If you came to browse, please explore our current catalogue by clicking on any of the book covers above, find what you’re looking for by choosing a genre from the menu above (choose from our wide range of categories), and don’t be shy about letting us know what you think—and read—using the social icons in the header and footer of this web page. Happy reading to everyone!


Authors Laverne Merritt-Gordon and Beau Grosscup, who wrote Tell Them What You Want, give a lecture about what it means to grow up black in a mostly white Ohio town.

Fern Kupfer, author of Leaving Long Island and Other Departures, reads from her book during an author event at Iowa State University.

Rachel Longstaff, author of In the Shadow of the Dragon’s Back, gives an interview about her book.

View the animated book trailer created by graphic artist Tyler Gonigam for Eric Walker Williams’ YA novel The Summer of Weird Harold.