Heliotrope Books

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Heliotrope Books is an independent publisher based in Lower Manhattan. Founded and operated by Naomi Rosenblatt, Heliotrope specializes in cross-genre books with mixed sales categories, memoirs by journalists (including the "memoir-noir", a category coined by Heliotrope), and fiction set in New York City. Heliotrope also publishes a line of children's books under the imprint HelioTot.[1] Notable authors include humorist entrepreneur Richard A. Moran;[2] award-winning professor and bestselling memoirist Susan Shapiro;[3] Catherine Hiller, novelist, filmmaker, and author of the notable marijuana memoir Just Say Yes;[4] novelist, poet, and playwright Sonia Pilcer;[5] author, playwright, and actor Don Cummings,[6] and international foraging expert Leda Meredith.[7]

As a New York City press, Heliotrope works closely with neighborhood bookshops and local entertainment venues including The Strand Bookstore,[8] Book Culture,[9][10][11] Dixon Place,[12] The Red Room at KGB Bar,[13] and Theatre 80 St. Marks.[citation needed]

Awards[edit]

  • Foreword Indies Winner / Bronze, Religion, 2018 - To the Moon and Back[14]
  • London Book Fair, Honorable Mention, 2018 - To the Moon and Back
  • Family Choice Award, 2015 - The Rainbow Remembers The Music[15]
  • Guernica Magazine Pick of 2013 - Fame Shark[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kirch, Claire: "HelioTot: Books to Sing About," Publishers Weekly, September 11, 2014. http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/63971-heliotot-books-to-sing-about.html
  2. ^ Navigating Tweets, Feats, and Deletes: Lessons for the New Workplace Kindle Edition. Amazon.com. 9 June 2014. Retrieved 2015-09-10.
  3. ^ Herrington, Sarah (July 30, 2015). "Making the Jump from Big House to Small Press: Susan Shapiro on the Satisfactions of Going Indie". Literary Hub. Retrieved 2015-09-10.
  4. ^ Gonzalez, David. “Smoking Marijuana for 50 Years, and Turning Out Just Fine.” New York Times. April 12, 2015: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/13/nyregion/after-50-years-of-smoking-marijuana-her-life-turned-out-nicely.html
  5. ^ Therrien, Jim. "Every suite tells a story in Pilcer's 'The Last Hotel.'" Berkshire Eagle. July 23, 2015. http://www.berkshireeagle.com/berkshirelifestyles/ci_28527884/every-suite-tells-story-pilcers-last-hotel
  6. ^ Kirkus Reviews, Bent But Not Broken, March 21, 2019. https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/don-cummings/bent-but-not-broken/
  7. ^ Meredith, Leda (July 2008). Botany, Ballet and Dinner from Scratch: A Memoir with Recipes Paperback. ISBN 978-0981619859.
  8. ^ "The Secrets of Book Publishing with Sue Shapiro". Strand Bookstore official site. Retrieved 2015-09-10.
  9. ^ "112th: M.J. Moore on Mario Puzo | Book Culture".
  10. ^ "112th: Lisa Kohn on to the Moon and Back | Book Culture".
  11. ^ Book Culture Q&A with Author Christie Grotheim, 2019. https://www.bookculture.com/blog/2019/05/09/q-christie-grotheim
  12. ^ "Be Our Valentine: An evening of bittersweet love songs and readings Hosted by Heliotrope Books". Dixon Place official site. Retrieved 2015-09-10.
  13. ^ "Deanna Kirk Sings Heliotrope." Post from Heliotrope Books' official Twitter account, May 19, 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-01. https://twitter.com/heliotropebooks/status/600804364454907905
  14. ^ Foreword Reviews Book Awards listing, To the Moon and Back, 2018 Indies Winner: https://www.forewordreviews.com/awards/books/to-the-moon-and-back/
  15. ^ Family Choice Awards/Family Magazine, The Rainbow Remembers The Music, 2015. http://www.familychoiceawards.com/family-choice-awards-winners/the-rainbow-remembers-the-music/
  16. ^ "Editors' Picks: Our Favorite Books from 2013," Guernica: A Magazine of Art and Politics, December 12, 2013. https://www.guernicamag.com/daily/editors-picks-best-of-2013/

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