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Decorah, IA- StoryPeople Press has announced they plan to publish a wide variety of children's books over the final three months of 2011.

October 31st marks the release of the first book, The I Love You More Book, written by Debby Herbenick, PhD, and illustrated by Rosalie Orlando Hatch. Herbenick and Hatch are both previously published and are excited to share their talents with StoryPeople. "My experience has been great," said Herbenick, "and I'm so happy to be a part of the StoryPeople Press family!" The I Love You More Book follows a game played by a bull and a butterfly as they try to best each other on who loves the other more.

Off The Wall is the second book to be published and released on November 14th. A whimsical book about a little girl who changes whenever she looks in a mirror, it is written by Jillian DiGiacomo and illustrated by Tierra Jackson, both newcomers to the publishing world.

Finally, on December 5th, international artist Brian Andreas will release a series of three board books called Color Blind, Such Small Things and Blue Squares. The books are based on three of his most popular stories that have formerly been released as prints and sculptures.

StoryPeople is located in Decorah, Iowa, and was originally formed to produce the artwork of Brian Andreas in the form of sculptures, prints, and books. One year ago, the company expanded to start publishing books by other writers.



StoryPeople Enters the E-Book World

Decorah, IA- StoryPeople Press has announced they will begin releasing e-book versions of the book series by international author and artist, Brian Andreas. An interesting feature to these e-books is that all the stories and artwork are web-linked, enabling the reader to click or tap their way to the StoryPeople website where the story they just read will be available for purchase as a print or sculpture.

Since 1993, Brian Andreas has written and illustrated eight books, which have steadily sold over 200,000 copies to date. "Brian's work has always had a strong following," says Forrest Musselman, Managing Editor of StoryPeople Press, "and the e-books are just a natural progression in promoting his work. Plus, we're really excited to be offering such a unique feature to the e-book experience."

Five of the eight books are scheduled to be available on the Kindle, Nook and iPad by June 27th, with the remaining three e-books being released by the end of the summer.

StoryPeople is located in Decorah, Iowa, and produces Brian's art in the form of original sculptures, prints, and books. His work is available on his website as well as in galleries and bookstores throughout the U.S. and internationally. Last fall, the company expanded to start publishing the works of other writers, producing two books so far with several more slotted for release by year's end.



December 16, 2010 - Decorah, IA- StoryPeople Press announced that they will publish LadyBirdLand! by Allison Strine, a noted folk artist from Roswell, Georgia.

The book features a collection of Allison's artwork accompanied by personal stories that inspired her work. The book will be released for pre order on February 7th with an official release planned for two weeks later. The book will be initially sold through StoryPeople's website, www.storypeople.com and Amazon.

"When Allison sent her manuscript to us, we knew immediately that she was a perfect fit for our Press," said Managing Editor Forrest Musselman. "Her whimsical style is infectious and will give women an upbeat, positive message that they can cherish, draw strength from, laugh at and share."

Since Allison began creating her mixed media / collage artwork several years ago, her popularity has been increasingly growing. Her work can now be found in over 100 galleries across the United States and she's been featured in many nationally recognized trade magazines, including Creating Keepsakes, Somerset Studio and Cloth Paper Scissors.

StoryPeople is located in Decorah, Iowa, and was founded by Brian Andreas in the early 1990's. The company produces his art in the form of original sculptures, prints, and books, and is available on his website as well as in galleries and bookstores throughout the U.S. and internationally. Earlier this year, StoryPeople expanded their company to include StoryPeople Press in order to begin publishing works by new and established writers. Allison's LadyBirdLand! is the second book to be published under the Press.



October 27, 2010 - Decorah, IA- StoryPeople Press announced that they will publish Marching Bands Are Just Homeless Orchestras by Tim Siedell, otherwise known as ( @ ) badbanana of Twitter fame.

The book features a collection of Tim's witticisms and is accompanied by illustrations by international artist, Brian Andreas. The book is expected to be released in late November and will be initially sold through StoryPeople's website and Amazon.

Since Tim began tweeting several years ago, he has been labeled as being one of the funniest people on Twitter by MSNBC, Maxim, NPR and others. He now has nearly 400,000 followers. "We're extremely pleased to have Tim publish his work with StoryPeople Press," said Managing Editor Forrest Musselman. "His humor mixed with Brian's drawings are the perfect combination."

StoryPeople is located in Decorah, Iowa, and was founded by Brian Andreas in the early 1990's. The company produces his art in the form of original sculptures, prints, and books. His work is available on his website as well as in galleries and bookstores throughout the U.S. and internationally. Earlier this year, StoryPeople expanded their company to include StoryPeople Press in order to begin publishing works by new and established writers.



October 05, 2010 - Decorah, IA- StoryPeople has announced they will expand their company with StoryPeople Press in order to begin publishing work by new and established writers.

Until now, StoryPeople has exclusively published and produced the work of internationalartist, Brian Andreas. With the start of StoryPeople Press, the company plans to publish works by other writers. "We see this as a great opportunity to showcase the creative talents of other writers while still maintaining the StoryPeople spirit," says Forrest Musselman, the new Managing Editor of StoryPeople Press.

StoryPeople Press plans to publish children's books as well as other works that are humorous, inspirational and "help to make the world a better place."

StoryPeople.com is located in Decorah, Iowa, and was founded by Brian Andreas in the early 1990's. The company produces his art in the form of original sculptures, prints, and books. His work is available on his website as well as in galleries and bookstores throughout the U.S. and internationally.


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