With a new year comes new ventures. As is the case with the newest imprint from August Publications: New West Books.
Now a decade old, August Publications began as a sports-focused publishing firm with the Ballpark Digest and Spring Training Online websites before expanding into active-living sites, including Yellowstone Insider. Following the acquisition of the New West website comes the launch of New West Books.
“We’re seeing a lot of growth on our book-publishing side of the business, and extending New West with a new book line makes a lot of sense,” said Kevin Reichard, New West publisher. “We were fortunate to be able to base the first title in New West Books on groundbreaking coverage by Steve Bunk from the newwest.net website. We’re very excited to publish Goliath Staggered as the first New West Books title.”
In Goliath Staggered: How the People of Highway 12 Conquered Big Oil, Idaho writer Steve Bunk chronicles this successful grassroots campaign. In so doing, he presents a template for how everyday people, sufficiently motivated and brilliantly led, can protect their environment against seemingly insurmountable forces. You can read more about the book here.
“As we map out the future of New West Books and newwest.net, one thing is clear: there are a lot of great stories to be told, and we’re excited to be part of the conversations,” Reichard added. “This is a great time to be living in the New West.”