Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Sponsorship Update #4: Epicenter Press

Alaska Book Week would like to thank Epicenter Press for their generous donation! Epicenter Press is a founding sponsor for our yearly celebration, and we are extremely grateful for their continued support.

"Epicenter Press, founded in Alaska in 1988, has published more than 175 titles covering a broad range of nonfiction touching on history, memoirs and biographies, adventure, aviation, humor, true crime, mystery and the unexplained, sled dog mushing, women's stories, Native American culture, and more. A regional press, we seek both the traditional and innovative high-quality trade books, e-books and occasional color gift books. We also have an arm called Aftershocks to assist independent publishers-businesses, non-profits, and individual authors-who wish to publish and market professional books. Learn more at www.epicenterpress.com."

As we gearing up for Alaska Book Week over the summer, we encourage you all to fill out the participation form (the link is located on the right side via the Alaska Book Week logo). If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the coordinator at akbookweek@gmail.com.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Sponsorship Update #3: Shorefast Editions

What an outstanding spring we are having here in Alaska! Although Alaska Book Week is not for some time, we are still receiving generous donations from community members all over the state. We would like to thank Shorefast Editions for their very generous donation. Thank you!

Shorefast Editions is the culmination of a joint dream of Katrina Woolford Pearson and Colleen Mondor to share the literature of the Last Frontier with readers eager to hold in their hands books of beautiful design while discovering all that Alaska has to offer. Shorefast Editions are edited and designed in Alaska, with cover illustrations by Alaskan artists. Learn more at www.shorefasteditions.com.

We are also delighted to report that we have received our first participation forms for Alaska Book Week! Feel free to sign up at any time by clicking on the Alaska Book Week logo in the right tab. Once we receive your form, we will communicate with you. Our committee is planning some exciting things for this year's celebration, so please check back here and on our Facebook page throughout the summer.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Sponsorship Update #2: Arctic Cliffhangers and UA Press

As always, Alaska Book Week is grateful the financial and in-kind donations from community members all over the state! Without this support, Alaska Book Week would not be as successful as it has been these past few years. We are excited to announce that Arctic Cliffhangers and UA Press will be sponsoring Alaska Book Week again this year. Thank you!

IN ($250-499)

Arctic Cliffhangers is the Alaska Chapter of Sisters in Crime, an international organization with 48 chapters worldwide dedicated to the professional development and advancement of women crime writers. Its mission is to advance education and literacy in Anchorage and across the state of Alaska by the encouragement, facilitation, and promotion of literature and the arts, with an emphasis on the reading and writing of crime fiction written by women. Visit them at www.arcticcliffhangers.org.


University of Alaska Press is a nonprofit scholarly publisher and distributor of print and electronic books about Alaska and the circumpolar regions. UA Press publications cover an expanding range of subjects, including politics and history, Native languages and cultures, science and natural history, biography and memoir, poetry, fiction and anthologies, and original translations. UA Press also serves as a distributor for many entities within the University of Alaska System and various independent publishers. UA Press books reach a global audience through sales and distribution provided by the University of Chicago Press. Visit them at www.alaska.edu/uapress.

Alaska Book Week Presents: The Matanuska Colony Barns by Helen Hegener

While we are still working on the scheduling and content of our YouTube interviews this summer, we would like to also invite Alaskan authors to share media about their past and/or current projects. This week, we are proud to showcase a YouTube video put together by Northern Light Media for Helen Hegener's book, The Matanuska Colony Barns.



There are more exciting developments on the way for Alaska Book Week. Please check back here and on our Facebook page throughout the summer. If you would like to participate in Alaska Book Week, please fill out the participation form via the ABW logo in the sidebar. Thank you for your support!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Alaska Book Week Coming to YouTube!

We are pleased to announce a couple of exciting developments for this year's Alaska Book Week! Thanks to the support of Alaska's authors and community members, we are inspired to keep expanding every year. Thank you!

Alaska Book Week on YouTube

Please note that the ABW YouTube page is still in development. 

This summer, we are starting a video campaign for Alaska Book Week on YouTube! We are asking Alaskan authors, publishers, booksellers, librarians, and teachers to help us by being a part of our interview series or sending us video clips. We will post these videos on the Alaska Book Week website and Facebook page a few weeks ahead of our celebration to get people interested in you and your events! Here’s how you can participate:
  • If you are in the Anchorage area and would like to participate, please contact the Alaska Book Week coordinator at akbookweek@gmail.com. We will arrange a time and place to conduct the interview at your convenience. If you are an Anchorage publisher, bookseller, librarian, or teacher, we would be happy to come to you.
  • If you are not in the Anchorage area and would like to participate, please contact the Alaska Book Week coordinator at akbookweek@gmail.com to arrange an alternative method. You can participate in the interview series via Skype, or you can send us short video clips. We will accommodate as best as we can. 

We would also like to use our YouTube account to create promotional materials for Alaska Book Week. As such, we would also like to request permission to use your images from past events (posted on either the website or Facebook page) to create these materials. If you have any questions about participating in our video campaign, please contact the Alaska Book Week coordinator. We look forward to promoting the best part of Alaska Book Week—you!

New Participation Page

We would also like to point out the development of our Participation page (see the page list). This page will list the participants who are looking for events, as well as those who have expressed an interest in hosting an author event in their community. We are hoping that this page will serve as a tool for authors and and other community members to connect with one another. 

In the meantime, thank you all for your support of Alaska Book Week! Please check back here throughout the summer for news and updates. If you have any questions, please contact the ABW coordinator.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sponsorship Update: Alaska Northwest Books and Graphic Arts Books

Alaska Book Week is grateful the financial and in-kind donations from community members all over the state! Without this support, Alaska Book Week would not be as successful as it has been these past few years. On that score, we are excited to announce that Alaska Northwest Books® and Graphic Arts Books® will be sponsoring Alaska Book Week again this year!

Alaska Northwest Books® and Graphic Arts Books® 

"Our mission is to connect readers with exceptional authors and their inspiring writing by developing books of value with regional focus and of national note utilizing emerging technology in print and e-book publishing. We focus mainly on regional titles, but we also publish cookbooks, biographies, fiction, young adult novels, children's books and cover categories such as history, photographic works and more, as well. Our roots trace back to 1959 in Alaska with the start of our Alaska Northwest Books® imprint, to 1967 with our Graphic Arts Books® imprint, and up to present day with our WestWinds Press® imprint. Our newest additions are: the Pruett Publishing series, acquired in 2012, and the Companion Press series, acquired in 2013."

Thank you to Alaska Northwest Books® and Graphic Arts Books® for your generous support! For more information about these sponsors, please visit www.graphicartsbooks.com.

Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring Alaska Book Week, please click on the flyer below, then contact the ABW coordinator at akbookweek@gmail.com for more information. Please note that a couple names for our sponsorship levels have changed for this year. Also, please check out our official flyer for Alaska Book Week 2015!




Thank You!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Curious About Your Favorite Alaskan Authors? Check Out 49 Writers!

Alaska Book Week is not for many months, but we are still hard at work preparing for this event. In the meantime, we understand that many of you may be curious about what your favorite Alaskan authors are up to. If you are interested in other author events outside of Alaska Book Week, we invite you to visit 49 Writers' website at http://www.49writingcenter.org/.


49 Writers is part of the coalition that helps to put Alaska Book Week together. Their site includes a calendar of events, as well as information about writing workshops and opportunities to connect with your favorite Alaskan authors! You can also visit 49 Writers' blog at http://49writers.blogspot.com/ to read narratives and perspectives of contributing Alaskan writers.

As always, we would like to thank you all for your support of Alaska Book Week. There are some exciting developments taking place for this year, so be sure to check back here and on our Facebook page periodically. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the Alaska Book Week coordinator at akbookweek@gmail.com.

Read Local!

Monday, February 9, 2015

Save the Date: Alaska Book Week 2015!

On behalf of 49 Writers and the Alaska Center for the Book, we would like to thank everyone once again for participating in and supporting last year's Alaska Book Week. Without your support, the event would not have been successful, and we would not have been able to expand as we did. Thank you!

We would also like to thank everyone for liking our Facebook page! Even though we have been fairly dormant since last year's Alaska Book Week, our Facebook page is receiving a consistent number of likes and views every week. Thank you!

We are delighted to announce that Alaska Book Week 2015 will take place October 3-10! We would like to invite everyone to participate again this year. As we are expanding on the efforts and successes of last year's events, we have a few new things in store this year. We will be updating this website for a cleaner and more accessible look, sending out new advertising and sponsorship materials, and developing something exciting with YouTube! Please be on the lookout for new updates on this website and via email.



If you have any questions or comments about this year's event, please contact the Alaska Book Week coordinator at akbookweek@gmail.com. We look forward to communicating with everyone soon!