Books & Authors Issue

Reservation Deadline: October 24, 2016
Materials Deadline: October 31, 2016
Cover Date: November 14, 2016

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This issue will be full of thought-provoking books, authors, videos, music, publishers and bookstores well worth getting to know. The editors of High Country News bring you the latest literature from around the West, highlighting the works of authors who know the place best.  The High Country News reader is a reader. They are affluent, highly-educated, environmentally and socially conscious citizens and supporters of the American West, looking to read the next new thing. As always, if you have any author profiles, books, videos, music or other media to submit for review, please contact Jodi Peterson. Our readers look forward to this issue with great anticipation every year. It's a great chance to showcase your titles in our special ad page insert.

Comment from an appreciative reader:
"I finally got around to reading the September 14 (Books & Media) issue of HCN...I enjoyed the book reviews, as always. But I particularly appreciated the Fall Reading List feature. From each issue, I probably buy a book or two that you reviewed, noted, or advertised, and I certainly recommend to others a handful. I especially appreciate your attention to small presses and university presses (which should be thanking you for the attention). One of the oddities of the internet age is that it's hard to cull through all the digital chaff to identify promising books. Thanks!" - Doug in Denver

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September 14,, 2015

2015 Books & Authors Issue

HCN Cover  Sept 15, 2014

2014 Books & Authors Issue

2013 HCN Books and Essay Issue
2013 Books & Authors Issue

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