PLEASURE BOAT STUDIO: A LITERARY PRESS

Happy New Year!! Click here: SPECIAL OFFER  for a sale good until Feb. 1st. This is in celebration of our 20th Anniversary in publishing!! Big savings.

In addition to Pleasure Boat Studio, our other imprints include our mystery books, Caravel, and our non-fiction line, Aequitas. Also on this site you will find Empty Bowl Press, a Division of Pleasure Boat Studio. Click HERE to get a list of our authors.

Announcements:

Check out the YouTube video of Rita Miljo, the subject of an upcoming book we’re doing by Michael Blumenthal.

Wonderful reviews of Robert Sund’s Poems from Ish River Country on Robert’s page, here.

Click here to see a teaser for the movie (in the works) of Russell Hill’s Lord God Bird. Looks terrific.

See the NYTBR of 2/15/15 for a great review of James Anderson’s Never-Open Desert Diner! 

A couple strong reviews of 
 our Lawyer Poets book. Check out this one and another on the editor’s page, here.

Read the latest review of Bruce Berger’s END OF THE SHERRY here.

Read the latest review of Hannah Hess’s HONEST DECEPTIONS here.

Log into esthercohen.com to see her poem-per-day exercise. 

Go to YouTube and search for “Deceptive Hannah” for a very interesting 8-minute piece on Hannah Hess’s wonderful novel, HONEST DECEPTIONS.

Read an excellent interview with Tim McNulty in the Oregonian by clicking here.

If you can read Italian, check out the article about Lucia Gazzino on her page herein.

Interview with James Elkins, editor of Lawyer Poets and That World We Call Law. Click here.

Take a look at Linda Lappin’s fascinating commentary about her novel, Signatures in Stone. Click here to go to her author’s page. 

New review: Lucia Gazzino’s Alter Mundus, translated by Michael Daley. See it here.

Bruce Berger’s The End of the Sherry was an Indy Groundbreaking Book for February. Check out the review here.

Here’s a really fine essay by James Elkins, editor of LAWYER POETS, examining the question of WHY WRITE? Click Why_I_Write_Elkins.pdf

Our first YouTube video trailer is now released for the upcoming mystery Signatures in Stone, by Linda Lappin. It’s terrific. Take a look at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX2jQ7RFs3Y 

Check out the new video of a reading by Ish River Poets. The video was done by pubiisher Jim Bodeen (Blue Begonia Press): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACCYYED18cs

Now you can LISTEN to Frances Driscoll’s marvelous and powerful THE RAPE POEMS. Available on iTunes or by clicking here.

Check out this video of Mike O’Connor discussing his work. http://www.youtube.com/embed/DYDxtIhGhfQ?rel=0 It’s part of a larger work by Sharon Robinson. Go to Mike’s site for more information.

 Listen to a great radio interview with Russell Conner (Toys from my Attic) on David Alpern’s FOR YOUR EARS ONLY program. (Note: Russell’s part starts at 35:04.)

Check out the video of Louis Phillips. The video is beautifully done by Louis’s son Ian.

 Here’s Jack’s video on writing: “Comma Comma Comma Quote.”

Read publisher Jack Estes’ opinion piece in PUBLISHERS WEEKLY:      “Books are not dead.”
 

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I Can Still Smile Like Errol Flynn

by Tito Titus

$15

ISBN 978-0-912887-36-4











 


This is our idea of a pleasure boat. To find out how we got this name and what that has to do with publishing books, please click the red boat.
 
 

A Woman Writing: A Memoir in Essays  -

by Mary Lou Sanelli

$18 

ISBN 978-0-912887-29-6

 

The Domain of Silence / The Domain of Absence: New & Selected Poems 1963-2015

by Louis Phillips

$17.95

ISBN 978-0-912887-19-7












 

Of a Feather

by Michael Daley

An Empty Bowl book

$16

ISBN 978-0-912887-45-6















 

Seaglass Picnic, with a splash of post traumatic stress by Frances Driscoll

$17

ISBN 978-0-912887-41-8



 

Pre-order Alfred Alcorn’s marvelous new novel, Time Is the Fire. It’s his take on Joyce’s ULYSSES, set in Cambridge, Mass. Orders made before Feb. 1st will qualify for the 60% discount! Book available April 15th.

$17

ISBN 9780912887432

 

Pre-order the upcoming (3/15) book by Michael Blumenthal about Rita Miljo, the rescuer of baboons in South Africa. Because They Needed Me: Rita Miljo and the Orphaned Baboons of South Africa will be released in hard cover for $25. Order now for a 60% discount! Book available Mar. 15th.

ISBN 9780912887388

 

Kunuar: Poetic impressions of Angola, by Luisa Coelho, translated from the Portuguese by Maria de Vasconcelos and Phil Eggers

$17

ISBN 9780912887395

Available Feb. 1, 2016 Pre-order now