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Six mega-corporations release 85% of all the books published in the United States.
1. Hearst Corporation (Avon, William Morrow, HarperCollins)
2. Pearson PLC (Penguin, G.P. Putnam, Berkely)
3. Viacom (Simon and Shuster, Pocket Books)
4. Bertelsman AG (Bantam, Doubleday, Dell, Dial, Random House, Knopf, Modern Library, Ballantine)
5. Time Warner/Ted Turner (Little, Brown, Book of the Month) - just bought out by a European conglomerate in late 2006.
6. Holtzbrinck (Farrar Strauss & Giroux, St. Martin's Press, Henry Holt)
Of approximately 160 books published in the United States every day, only 20 or so [10-15%] are fiction. Nearly half of those are trade or mass-market paperbacks. Out of about 7000 fiction titles published every year in the United States, only 3500 or so will be first release hardbacks. A significant number of paperbacks are second+ releases - less expensive versions of first-run hardbacks that were probably released months (and often years) before.
None of these are American-owned anymore.

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As of March 1, 2010, Final Flight can be ordered HERE.

Best Hikes Near Seattle was released by Falcon Press, April 2009 and is for sale at bookstores everywhere or on-line HERE at Amazon.

As of March 31, 2009, The manuscript for Final Flight is in the hands of my editor at Wilderness Press.

This website was completely redesigned and updated for 2007.

In September, 2006, the Grant Grove Visitor's Center in Kings Canyon National Park mounted a permanent display of photographs I took of the Sierra Nevada high country. See them here.

Three of my photographs appear in The Last Season, an award-winning book by Eric Blehm. See them, and an extra image, here.

Naturalists At Large, a nationally renown outdoor & environmental education company has hired me to redesign and maintain their website.

My story, Ephemeroptera, was awarded 3rd place in the 2004 Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest in the Adult Article/Essay/Short Memoir category. Read it here.

 

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