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Robert Sberna’s Badge 387 featured on Huffington Post

Sep 9th, 2016 | Filed as: News

“True crime historian Rob Sberna first heard about Cleveland police officer Jim Simone when he was researching the Ariel Castro case in 2013. Castro had kidnapped three Cleveland girls and held them hostage in is house for years. Simone pulled Castro over for a traffic stop shortly before his secret was discovered. He didn’t know Castro was [...]


Hidden Hemingway featured on PBS

Jul 15th, 2016 | Filed as: News

Hidden Hemingway author Rob Elder is interviewed on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight”
Watch the interview here.


Roses in December is 2016 Ohioana Award finalist

Jun 27th, 2016 | Filed as: News

Roses in December by Tom Batiuk and Chuck Ayers (Kent State University Press, 2015) is a finalist for the 2016 Ohioana Awards in the Fiction category.
The Ohioana Library has announced the 30 finalists for the 2016 Ohioana Book Awards.
The awards, established in 1942, honor Ohio authors in Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Juvenile Literature, and Middle Grade/Young Adult Literature. [...]


Ohio’s Craft Beers featured on WKSU’s Quick Bites

May 13th, 2016 | Filed as: News

Vivian Goodman interviews author Paul Gaston about his new book, Ohio’s Craft Beers, and Ohio’s craft beer boom on WKSU’s Quick Bites.


Above the Shots launches on May 4th at the KSU Bookstore

May 5th, 2016 | Filed as: News

On May 4, 2016, the Kent State University Bookstore hosted a book signing with authors Greg Wilson (left) and Craig Simpson for their new book Above the Shots: An Oral History of the Kent State Shootings. Simpson and Wilson joined several authors of other May 4th–themed books for a well attended event with brisk sales.


Two KSU Press books nominated for 2016 Eisner Awards

Apr 22nd, 2016 | Filed as: News

Two Kent State University Press books by author Tom Batiuk are nominees for 2016 Eisner awards. Roses in December: A tale of Love and Alzheimers (with Chuck Ayers) and The Complete Funky Winkerbean, Volume 4, are nominees in the  “Best Graphic Album—Reprint” and “Best Archival Collection/Project—Strips” categories.  
Congratulations to Tom Batiuk, Chuck Ayers, and the Kent [...]


When the Nurse Becomes a Patient wins gold IBPA Award

Apr 13th, 2016 | Filed as: News

Cortney Davis’s memoir of illness and healing, When the Nurse Becomes a Patient, has won the 2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards Gold Medal in the Body, Mind & Spirit category.
The IBPA Awards recognize excellence in book editorial and design and are regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers. 
For more information and a [...]


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