Friends and Colleagues,
I have exciting news. In 1996, Carla Perry founded an independent book publishing company in Newport, Oregon. Since, Dancing Moon Press has published over 300 books.
Last month, Carla retired and sold her small press to me. I am delighted to take over where Carla left off in supporting writers at every stage of the writing process, and especially in helping them to realize their dreams to become authors.
Carla and I are hosting two open-house style events to celebrate the transition. All are welcome. Please join us in Newport or Bend later this month.
- Newport, Oregon Celebration: Saturday, November 24, 3 to 5 p.m. at the Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive. Second floor meeting room (stairs & elevator available).
- Bend, Oregon Celebration: Thursday, November 29, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Dudley’s Bookstore Café, 135 NW Minnesota Avenue.
I hope to see you!
Below is the press release. Spread the word, and reach out to me anytime to talk books and more.
Oregon Independent Publishing Company Dancing Moon Press Changes Hands
Dancing Moon Press, a 22-year-old independent book publisher based in Oregon, announces new ownership. Carla Perry of Newport has retired and transferred the business to Kim Cooper Findling of Bend. Transition celebrations are planned on the Oregon Coast and in Central Oregon in late November. Writers, authors, and book enthusiasts of all kinds are invited to attend.
A full service book production company, Dancing Moon Press provides a complete host of services to authors who wish to publish their books under an established imprint, with the support of an experienced publishing team. In addition to book production and printing of high quality paperback, hardcover, and eBook editions, Dancing Moon Press offers consulting, coaching, marketing, and workshops regarding all stages of the writing and publishing process. In its 22-year history, Dancing Moon Press has assisted hundreds of writers produce hundreds of books.
Dancing Moon Press was founded by Carla Perry in 1996. Perry, a graduate of the University of Iowa Writers Workshop, founded the Nye Beach Writers Series and Writers on the Edge, and received the Stewart Holbrook Special Oregon Book Award, and the Governor’s Art Award for her contributions to Oregon’s literary community. She is the author of the novel and stage play, Riva Beside Me, and three books of poetry, including Wanderlust.
“My goal when working with authors has been to help them produce the very best book possible, while making the process a pleasurable experience,” said Carla Perry. “Each new project provided an intimate glimpse into others’ lives and stories, which means my work has been an amazing adventure. I am incredibly grateful to Kim Cooper Findling, who will be an excellent guide to writers for the rest of the journey.”
Kim Cooper Findling brings a 20-year career as an award-winning author, journalist, editor, and teacher to new leadership of Dancing Moon Press. She is the author of Bend, Oregon Daycations: Day Trips for Curious Families; Day Trips From Portland: Getaway Ideas for the Local Traveler; and Chance of Sun: An Oregon Memoir. Two new upcoming titles are: The Sixth Storm, co-written with her daughter Libby Findling, in March 2019, and Day Trips to the Oregon Coast in spring of 2020.
“I am delighted for the opportunity to take on Dancing Moon Press and carry it into the next 20 years,” said Kim Cooper Findling. “Supporting writers is some of my most satisfying work, and I look forward to helping future authors get their books out into the world under the umbrella of the amazing company Carla has established.”
Please join the Dancing Moon Press founder and new owner at these celebration events:
November 24, 2018, Newport, Oregon, at the Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
November 29, 2018, Bend, Oregon, at Dudley’s Bookstore Café, 135 NW Minnesota, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.