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

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

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

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!