SubText Books – CityPages Award-Winner and Source for ‘What Haunts Us’

Congratulations to SubText Books – Best Bookstore (NEW) in the Twin Cities! CityPages announced their annual Best of the Twin Cities on July 29.

Located at 6 West Fifth Street, St. Paul, MN 55102, SubText Books is the kind of bookstore that awakens the inner book-lover in everyone. We developed a serious crush on the place the first time we visited, finding graphic novels, hardcover new releases, and all the best local writer’s books packed on delicious racks and tables. “Nestled deep in downtown St. Paul is a gem of a bookstore. Locally owned and operated, Subtext Books is filled to the brim with all kinds of reading material, including buzzy new novels, hefty art tomes, and work by local authors.”


Through the end of August, Moonfire Publishing is running a special promotion of “What Haunts Us,” by storyteller Loren Niemi. As we announced back in June, Moonfire will be donating all publisher’s profits from the sales of Loren’s 2019 collection of stories to benefit the Black Storytellers Alliance. We’ve now extended the end date – we will donate proceeds from all sales of “What Haunts Us” through August 31, 2020.

SubText is open for browsing now, from 10 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm. Score your copies of Loren Niemi’s Midwest Book Award Winner “What Haunts Us” from one of the knowledgeable and super friendly staff – call the shop at 651-493-2791 or special order “What Haunts Us” online on the SubText website.

Moonfire Publishing’s promotion directly benefits The Black Storytellers Alliance (BSA). Since 1976, the Alliance’s master storytellers, educators, and community supporters have been dedicated to maintaining the oral storytelling tradition as practiced by African people in the Diaspora. Find out more on the web at http://blackstorytellers.com/

Moonfire Extends Publishing Promotion to Benefit Black Storytellers Alliance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Minneapolis Indie Publisher to Donate Profits from Sales of “What Haunts Us” through end of August.

Moonfire Publishing LLC, an independent book publisher in Minneapolis, Minnesota announced it is extending a special promotion of “What Haunts Us,” by storyteller Loren Niemi. Moonfire will be donating all publisher’s profits from the sales of Loren’s 2019 collection of stories to benefit the Black Storytellers Alliance. The donation will be made from all sales of “What Haunts Us” from June 12 through August 31, 2020.

“What Haunts Us” is the 2019 release written by award-winning storyteller Loren Niemi. This first collection of Loren’s stories won the 2020 Midwest Book Award for Fiction in the Fantasy/ SciFi/ Horror/ Paranormal category. The Midwest Independent Publishing Association awarded the Gold at the 30th Annual Book Gala on June 27, 2020.

People are encouraged to purchase “What Haunts Us” from their local independent bookseller. In the Twin Cities, bookstores include Eat My Words in northeast Minneapolis; Magers & Quinn in Uptown, Minneapolis; Boneshaker Books online; Subtext Books in Downtown St. Paul; and Next Chapter Booksellers on Snelling and Grand Avenue in St. Paul.

The book is also available online through Amazon in paperback and Kindle. The title is also for sale on Smashwords, for those who prefer a wider selection of formats for e-books.

The Black Storytellers Alliance (BSA) was founded in 1976. The Alliance is an organization of master storytellers, educators, and community supporters dedicated to maintaining the oral storytelling tradition as practiced by African people in the Diaspora. BSA provides training for those interested in using the African based storytelling methods to reach their audience. Black Storytellers Alliance hosts an annual Master Storytellers Festival at the end of September each year. Find out more on their website.

Award-winning used bookstore Eat My Words in northeast Minneapolis has plenty of copies of “What Haunts Us” in stock for purchase, and they are now open for in-store browsing as well as curbside pickup. Store hours are 10 am to 8 pm Monday through Saturday and 12 noon to 6 pm on Sundays. Visit Eat My Words on the web.

People can order Loren’s book through Subtext Books. Orders can be phoned in or placed online, and they offer curbside pickup in downtown St. Paul.

Also in St. Paul is Next Chapter Booksellers, located in the Macalester College neighborhood, can ship your order or have it ready for you curbside. See Next Chapter Booksellers to order a copy.

In Minneapolis, you can hit Boneshaker Books in Seward to ship your order placed through their website. Magers & Quinn in Minneapolis Uptown is now open for browsing, and still offers contactless delivery, if preferred. Check the website for details.

The Midwest Independent Publishers Association (MiPA) serves the Midwest publishing community in a collaborative sharing of publishing, production, promotion, and marketing information. MiPA is proud to be a sponsor of the Midwest Book Awards and a regional affiliate of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA).

Moonfire Publishing LLC is an independent publisher in Minneapolis, Minnesota that specializes in words of wyrd and fascination, stories and images that speak to both the humorous and the Marvelous. Magical realism…Paranormal thrillers…and Works of Speculative fiction realized through both text and image.

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If you would like more information on this topic, please call Michele Montserrat at 612-607-2724

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CityPages 2020 Award-Winner Eat My Words Bookstore Distributes What Haunts Us

Congratulations to Eat My Words, Best Used Book Store in the Twin Cities! CityPages announced their annual Best of the Twin Cities on July 29.

Located at 1228 2nd St. NE Minneapolis, MN 55413, Eat My Words Books is well-loved by local writers and book lovers. When you’re in Minneapolis, you’re well advised to stop by and browse their 25,000 books in cozy surroundings. Currently open during the COVID-19 pandemic, mask up and check out great deals. Eat My Words carries a wide variety of used books, as well as new publications from Minneapolis and other local authors. Comfy chairs and wi-fi, too. They are happy to fulfill pick up, mail, and nearby delivery orders if you call or email with your reading list.


Through the end of August, Moonfire Publishing is running a special promotion of “What Haunts Us,” by storyteller Loren Niemi. As we announced back in June, Moonfire will be donating all publisher’s profits from the sales of Loren’s 2019 collection of stories to benefit the Black Storytellers Alliance. We’ve now extended the end date – we will donate proceeds from all sales of “What Haunts Us” through August 31, 2020.

When will you have another opportunity to buy an award-winning great summer collection of ghost stories, at an award-winning used bookstore, while supporting a Twin Cities Black-focused arts organization all at the same time?

Like winning the trifecta, you might say!

Eat My Words has plenty of copies of Loren Niemi’s Midwest Book Award Winner “What Haunts Us” in stock. Call the shop at 651-243-1756 or you can stop by from 10 am to 8 pm Monday through Saturday, noon to 6 pm on Sundays.

Moonfire Publishing’s promotion directly benefits The Black Storytellers Alliance (BSA). Since 1976, the Alliance’s master storytellers, educators, and community supporters have been dedicated to maintaining the oral storytelling tradition as practiced by African people in the Diaspora. Find out more on the web at http://blackstorytellers.com/

Smashwords Summer / Winter Sale

12th Annual 
Smashwords
Summer/Winter Sale
Runs July 1-31

It’s summer in the northern hemisphere and winter in southern hemisphere. That means it’s time for the Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale, our biggest sale of the year!

Moonfire has special deals on selected titles, such as Go Fork Ye Crooked Spoon and Let Me Live My Knife, The Vampires Guide to Dining, and The Zombies Guide to Dining.

Whether you’re looking for a great summer beach read or something to warm your heart in front of a crackling fireplace, you’ll find it here!

The 12th annual Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale has begun, running now through July 31. Visit the sale now at https://www.smashwords.com/shelves/promos

The sale already features over 55,000 ebooks with deep discounts of 25%, 50%, 75% and FREE. Over 700 series starters are enrolled in the sale and available for free, joining over 6,000 series starters that are free every day.

Browse by featured titles, discount levels, recently added, and recently purchased. Use our multi-dimensional search filters to drill down to your favorite subcategories.

You’ll find exclusive deals across all major categories in non-fictionromanceeroticafantasymystery & detectivegay & lesbian fictionscience fictionYAhistorical fictionthrillers, and more.

Check out the deals from Sheila MarshallBrenda K. DaviesGemma HallidayLindsay BurokerGinger ScottErica StevensCynthia SaxSam CrescentLeslie LangtryRandolph LalondeJ.M. SynderCarmen DeSousaShani Greene-DowdellJoseph LalloMelissa WrightShayne ParkinsonLaura BaumbachHP MalloryAimee EasterlingL.P. DoverR. CooperElizabeth ReyesLaura LovecraftMia DymondMelissa FosterJeffrey M. PooleRita Hestand, and other awesome authors too numerous to name.

Be sure to visit the sale throughout the month because thousands of new titles will join the promotion each week as the month progresses.

Browse the sale now

Enjoy!

It Pleases the King to Perform at the Feast

“Loren Niemi is one of my life and writing heroes. If you don’t know his work, you have wasted your life. Start over and do it right this time, dumbass!”
– Mike Finley, King of St. Paul Poetry

Mike Finley joins the august troupe of performers at the celebration of Loren Niemi’s new book What Haunts Us. Free admission! 7 pm April 13, 2019. Black Forest Festaal auditorium, 1 – 26th Street East, Minneapolis, MN.

Mike Finley’s work has appeared in over 200 books, 400 magazines and periodicals, 2,000 blogs and essays, and more than 25 textbooks and anthologies, including Pushcart Prize IX. He is the 2011 winner of the KPV Kerouac Award for Writing. Mike makes his living writing in St. Paul, Minnesota. He recently made his debut as a bad singer. Kraken Press has been publishing in paper and bits since 1974.

Jim Stowell Knows What Haunts Us

Jim Stowell will be performing tonight at the Release Party for What Haunts Us.
Jim’s been called – “the area’s primer storyteller”… “the area’s most compelling storyteller”… “the best storyteller in town”… “a master at work”… “a treasure”… “a genius”…“a mix of humor, truth and passion”… “unforgettable and unnerving”… “not to be missed”… “passionate and eloquent.”

Here’s a clip from “The Things They Carried” a play based on a novel by Tim O’Brien, Adapted by Jim Stowell.

Haunt the Black Forest!

Rebecca Ramsden is one of the headliners at this event. Please join Rebecca in an evening of music and haunted tales performed by Loren Niemi at the Black Forest Inn Festaal Room on April 13th, 2019 from 7:00–8:30 pm. This event will celebrate the release of Loren’s new story collection What Haunts Us. The Black Forest Inn is located at 1 East 26th Street, Minneapolis MN, 55404.

  • Featuring Performances by Loren Niemi, Jim Stowell, Mike Finley, and Rebecca Ramsden.

  • Music by Carl Franzen and friends.

  • Special Guest Jack Zipes will offer a few words about ghost stories.
Stop by the Black Forest Inn Festaal Room on April 13th for a haunting and enchanting evening of great performances! The Facebook link for this event can be found here.

Haunt the Black Forest!

Join Loren Niemi and Moonfire Publishing at the Black Forest Inn Festaal Room on April 13th, 2019 from 7:00–8:30 pm. This event will celebrate the release of Loren’s new story collection What Haunts Us. The Black Forest Inn is located at 1 East 26th Street, Minneapolis MN, 55404.

  • Featuring Performances by Loren Niemi, Jim Stowell, Mike Finley, and Rebecca Ramsden.

  • Music by Carl Franzen and friends.

  • Special Guest Jack Zipes will offer a few words about ghost stories.
Stop by the Black Forest Inn Festaal Room on April 13th for a haunting and enchanting evening of great performances! The Facebook link for this event can be found here.

What Haunts Us Book Release Event April 7th in Northeast Minneapolis

Join Loren Niemi and Moonfire Publishing at Eat My Words Bookstore on April 7th, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 PM. Eat My Words Bookstore is located at 214 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis MN, 55413.

This will be a book release event for Loren’s first published story collection titled What Haunts Us. This evocative compendium of stories includes tales he has performed on stages for many years, along with new explorations of paranormal mysteries.

Come on down for some top-notch storytelling, and check out the new book. This promises to be an exciting and intriguing afternoon! The Facebook link for this event can be found here.