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Happy New Year from the ABC
Help us tell more stories in 2023.
Here at Appalachia Book Company, we will never run out of books to publish, or stories to tell. Brian and Shawn and I are hard at work building an organization that will support writers, readers, and storytellers for years to come. With a podcast in development and new programs in the works, we have a lot to look forward to.
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Appalachia Book Company had a great first year, and we couldn’t have done it without you. Appearances at the 2022 Hillbilly Days Festival in Pikeville and at the Apple Days Festival in Paintsville. Our first two books in our Made In Appalachia series came out:
“Five Little Fatalities” by Emily Unwin was published in March and was longlisted for the 2022 Perennial Press Chapbook Contest.
“Rapture” by Kelly Ward was published in December to enthusiastic local reception.
We started the ABC to bring emerging Appalachian authors to a wide readership. Each one of the Made In Appalachia books takes hours to source, edit, design, and print. Each book costs approximately $1600 to produce. That comes to about $40 a page.
This year I’m asking you to consider making a donation in the amount of a page. A $40 donation will get you membership to the Appalachia Book Company. With that membership you’ll get the chapbooks we publish along with access to special content and events. You can make a donation online here.
The support of individual donors like you makes all the difference. Appalachia Book Company is a tax-exempt 501c3 organization based in east Kentucky.
Central Appalachia is rich in material. We’re asking you to help us keep it that way.