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The 2008 KOMENAR Publishing Catalogue is now available. Download a PDF version here (8.5 MB).

Summer 2008: KOMENAR Publishing is now in its fourth year! Read our anniversary press release here (PDF).

March 5, 2008: Heroes Arise by Laurel Anne Hill has been shortlisted in the 2007 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards! The debut parable was named as a finalist in two categories: Young Adult Fiction and Science Fiction. ForeWord will announce the winners at a special program at BookExpo America in Los Angeles on May 29.

January 21, 2008: KOMENAR President Charlotte Cook was on a publishing panel on Saturday, January 19, at the Pleasanton meeting of the California Writers Club (CWC), Tri-Valley branch. The Pleasanton Times reported on the meeting in its Friday issue, and Charlotte was interviewed for the story. The article is available online here.

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December 15, 2007: The February 2008 issue of Writer's Digest features an interview with KOMENAR President Charlotte Cook! Click here to download a PDF version of the article.

December 11, 2007: Alice Wilson-Fried will be reading and signing her debut novel, Outside Child, at Books Inc. in Alameda at 7:30 pm. Click here for more details.

October 28, 2007: Jana McBurney-Lin's My Half of the Sky has placed as a Finalist in the Fiction & Literature: General Fiction category of the National Best Books 2007 Awards.

October 24, 2007: KOMENAR has just concluded another successful fall tradeshow season. And it was our busiest yet, with the KOMENAR team attending five shows across the country to promote our two new titles, Outside Child and Heroes Arise. From PNBA in Seattle and SIBA in Atlanta, to MPIBA in Denver and SCIBA in Los Angeles, to NCIBA right in our own backyard in Oakland, KOMENAR was there!

October 20, 2007: Two KOMENAR titles, My Half of the Sky and Over the Edge, have been awarded Honorable Mention in the fiction category of the 2007 DIY Book Festival Awards. For a complete list of winners, click here.

Robert Gray of Shelf Awareness interviewed Charlotte Cook, President of KOMENAR Publishing. Check out his article about KOMENAR's refreshing take on the industry.

The Habitual ReaderWe at KOMENAR have a big announcement. In January of 2007, we launched www.HabitualReader.com, "soon to be the world's biggest fiction book club." The website is designed to build a community of fiction-lovers, and features reader profiles, book reviews, favorite community bookstores, and promotional opportunities for authors.

See what people are writing about The Habitual Reader:
Shelf Awareness
The Olive Reader

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We’ve had a very exciting fall season.  From tradeshows to writer’s conferences, the KOMENAR team has been busy promoting our two most recent titles, My Half of the Sky by Jana McBurney-Lin and Over the Edge by Marc Paul Kaplan.  Our team has been all over the country working hard to get KOMENAR’s name out there.

East of Eden Writer's ConferenceIn early September we spent the weekend in Salinas with the California Writer’s Club at the annual East of Eden Writer’s Conference.  We had a great time getting to know local writers, agents and publishers and came away with some great new friends.

MPIBAThe following weekend we were off to the MPIBA fall trade show in Denver, Colorado where we focused on garnering interest in My Half of the Sky.  Then it was on to the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention in Madison, Wisconsin to promote our mystery-thriller, Over the Edge.

We’ve barely had time to catch our breath and already we’re off to the next event.  Look for us at the NCIBA trade show in Oakland, the PNBA trade show in Portland, Oregon and the CLA Annual Conference in Sacramento.  We’re all over the place this month. 

Oh, and I almost forgot!  This month we are debuting a redesigned cover for Over the Edge.  The new look captures the elements of war and violence prevalent in Kaplan’s masterpiece.  Prepare to be stunned.

Look for KOMENAR Publishing at the NCIBA Fall Trade Show
October 6-8, Oakland, California


PNBAKOMENAR will be attending the PNBA Fall Trade Show at the Oregon Convention Center
October 12-14, Portland, Oregon

CLALook for KOMENAR Publishing at the California Library Association’s 108th Annual Conference
November 11-13, Sacramento, California

Book SenseMy Half of the Sky has been selected as the Book Sense Pick for August. Congratulations, Jana.


Spoken WordKeri Holmes provided a review of My Half of the Sky on NPR's The Spoken Word. See ... and hear ... that review at www.spokenwordradio.org.

Forbes Book ClubThe Forbes Book Club has selected My Half of the Sky as a book worthy of their many readers.

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