OSWW Breakfast, 4/19/2011
So you want to be an author, you've got a great idea and you've even written a few pages. That's great but have you thought about what the publisher? What do they look for? What are the secrets to getting published? These and other questions will be considered at the April 19, IMC breakfast. Ross Hawkins, publisher, of Arnica Publishing will talk about these questions and others.
Although a traditional publishing company with national distribution, Arnica finds non-traditional ways of getting quality books to the market. Arnica produces thoughtful, beautiful books that respond to the public's interest for wellness of society and individuals. A sample of the diverse titles published by Arnica include:
Killing the Practice Before It Kills You : How Throwing Out My Business Model Saved My Life
Angel Walk: Nurses at War in Iraq and Afghanistan
The Game America Plays: Celebrating 75 Years of the Amateur Softball Association
Ross Hawkins was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up in the Willamette Valley working in his father's business throughout his teenage years. A creative thinker and artist all his life, Ross combined this passion with his entrepreneurial spirit as a Fine Art and Business Administration major at the University of Oregon. After graduation he joined the management staff at Jake's Famous Crawfish Restaurant and continued to work for the parent company, McCormick & Schmick's Management Group for the next twenty-five years. In 1992, he joined Trailblazer Foods, Inc. as a Partner and Chief Operating Officer. In his five years there, the company grew four times the original size and was named Small Business of the Year for the State of Oregon in 1996. He left Trailblazer Foods to pursue other creative interests that culminated in founding Arnica Publishing