Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Histria Books has acquired Addison & Highsmith, seeks adult fiction, books for children and young adults, and books on various academic topics

Lafayette – Courtier to Crown Fugitive
by S.P. Grogan, published by Histria
under their new Addison & Highsmith imprint

Histria Books has acquired Addison & Highsmith Publishers in order to expand into fiction. Originally established in 1997 as an independent, academic publishing house, Histria Books has offices in Las Vegas and Palm Beach.
Histria Books imprints currently include:
Vita Histria, an imprint dedicated to academic books on a wide-range of subjects
Gaudium, an imprint dedicated to books on contemporary lifestyle, culture, sports, and politics, as well as biography and autobiography
Center for Romanian Studies, books on the history and culture of Romania
With the acquisition of Addison & Highsmith, Histria Books adds works of adult fiction to its catalog. The titles acquired by Histria Books through this acquisition include S.P. Grogan’s bestseller, Vegas Die: A Quest Mystery, a Las Vegas murder mystery story.
Treasures of Jewish Art by Cornelia Bodea
from Histria's Center for Romanian Studies
Addison & Highsmith will become an imprint of Histria Books, dedicated to works of adult fiction, including historical fiction, science fiction, detective novels, and other categories of fiction. 
In addition, Histria books also has a new imprint dedicated to books for children and young adults – Histria Kids. 
They need books for these new imprints!
Titles published by Histria Books are available worldwide through Ingram Lightning Source Wholesale Distribution.
Query Histria at:
Your query should include a brief biography, a description of the proposed book, the book’s intended audience, and 2-3 sample chapters. If the book is to be illustrated, please include some sample illustrations as well.
Submission guidelines here.

If you’re interested in getting published, now or sometime in the future, don’t miss our upcoming How to Get Published workshop with literary agent Martha Webb of the  CookeMcDermid agency, Saturday, April 25, 2020, in Guelph (see here).

In the meanwhile, starting this month, a full range of weekly courses is on offer:
Burlington: Exploring Creative Writing, Thursday afternoons, Jan 23 – March 19. Details here.
Oakville: Writing Personal Stories, Thursday evenings, Jan 23 – March 19. Details here.
Burlington: Next Step in Creative WritingTuesday afternoons, Jan 21 – March 31. Details here.
Burlington: Intensive Creative Writing, Wednesday evenings , Jan 15 – March 11. Details here.
Toronto: Intensive Creative Writing, Friday mornings, Jan 17 – March 13. Details here.
    See details of all winter courses here.
To reserve a spot, email:

Also in the new year, check out Writing ConflictFight scenes, Dialogue scenes & Love scenes,  Saturday, Jan 18, in Oakville (see here), Raising the Stakes: How to Increase Your Story's tension, Saturday, Jan 25, in Toronto (see here) and Saturday, Feb 22, in Kitchener (see here), and Writing & Revising, Saturday, Feb 29, in Mississauga (see here).

Plus …
Algonquin Writing Retreat, Friday, June 5 – Monday, June 8, 2020. Four days of luxury and writing in one of most beautiful spots in Ontario. This is the area that inspired the Group of Seven; come and let it inspire you, too. Still lots of room. Details here.

Windsor International Writers Festival, Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12. Brian will lead a Round Table critiquing your opening pages on Friday morning, will give a talk about writing query letters, and will meet attendees one-on-one to help them write a query that will get a yes. Details here. More details of the conference here.

Southampton Art School: How to Build Your Story, Saturday, July 25 {details to come} and How to Write Great Characters, Sunday, July 26 {details to come}.

To reserve a spot in any upcoming weekly course, weekend retreat, or Saturday workshop, email Brian at:
Read reviews of Brian’s courses, retreats, and workshops here.

See Brian Henry’s schedule hereincluding writing workshops, weekly writing classes, and weekend retreats in, Bolton, Barrie, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Collingwood, Georgetown, Georgina, Guelph, Hamilton, Jackson’s Point, Kingston, Kitchener-Waterloo, London, Midland, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, Southampton, Sudbury, Toronto, Windsor, Woodstock, Halton, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York Region, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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