New Releases 6-7

What's new at Mill City Press this week? We've got four books making their grand entrances into the world today.

First up is...

Covering everything from how to determine printing costs and calculate royalties to the most up-to-date marketing strategies, The Fine Print of Self-Publishing has become the go-to book for authors considering self-publishing. Now in its sixth edition, The Fine Print delves into more topics than ever before, including a comparison of the quality of finished books produced by popular DIY service providers and newly expanded sections on printing and distribution options, ebook publishing, and online and traditional marketing ideas. And, like the previous editions, The Fine Print walks readers through the printing markups and royalty payouts of the top publishing service providers.

Whether you’re thinking about hiring a self-publishing company or handling the process on your own, The Fine Print of Self-Publishing will get you one step closer to achieving your publication goals.

"[A] Must-read for any author considering self-publishing." —Mick Rooney, The Independent Publishing Magazine 
Mark Levine is the CEO of Hillcrest Media Group, which he founded in 2006. Prior to founding Hillcrest, Mark was the founder and CEO of the online business filing company Click Industries, Ltd. Mark’s unique experience as both a published author himself and an executive in self-publishing gives him exceptional insight into what authors want and need, which translates directly into how he runs his author-centric publishing company. When he is not writing or working, Mark enjoys running, cooking, sushi, and investing in domain names. Learn more about Hillcrest at

Connect with Mark Levine at, buy the book directly from him here, or grab your copy on Amazon.

Second up is...

Mark is just four days old when Carolyn’s pride shifts to concern. Why doesn’t he cry? Where is his appetite? As a worried mother, Carolyn grasps for answers, but in 1960s North Carolina, “autism” is not yet a household word.

Untethered traces the extraordinary forty-year evolution of both Mark and Carolyn as they struggle with what was then a baffling new disorder. When Mark further slips within the fortress of autism, Carolyn faces the unthinkable—institutionalizing her son.

At the same time, Carolyn’s marriage starts to unravel, forcing her to abandon her identity as a people-pleasing housewife and enter the working world as a single woman. Facing a life she never bargained for, Carolyn sets out on a path of self-discovery.

Courageous, hopeful, and provocative, Untethered shows the unvarnished reality of one mother’s experience with autism. It also teaches us that life’s heartbreaks can illuminate the way toward spiritual growth and love.


A native of Mississippi, Carolyn Cooper grew up in Yazoo City, the second of five children. Except for a three-year stint at the University of Virginia, where she earned a PhD in nursing, she has lived in North Carolina since 1966. She taught at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill for 15 years, during which time she authored "The Art of Nursing: A Practical Introduction." Carolyn Cooper currently resides in a small community outside Chapel Hill with her life-partner, Bill. They share three sons, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren.

Learn more at Cooper's website, or get your copy on Amazon.

Third is...

From the Foreword:

The COODLE Society is a work of fiction, at least in part. 

It is another matter entirely in regard to the events described. Many actually came right from the daily headlines. These things were occurring with alarming frequency as the book was being written. There was no shortage of disturbing, even horrific, events to choose from to depict the deteriorating state of affairs in the world. That part of the story is all too real.

As for the outcome, no one can say whether it is fact or fiction because it hasn’t happened yet, but the author feels strongly that this is where we are headed if some measurable, significant changes don’t occur soon. Just because it hasn’t happened yet, doesn’t mean it’s fiction, but the hope is that this book is, in fact, a story of what might have been, but wasn’t.

Dr. Hobson has taught both junior and senior high as well as technical college and career development. He was a principal of elementary and secondary education before becoming superintendent of schools grades K-12 and then a vocational education director.

Mr. Hobson has always tried to make  the world a better place. His undying advocacy  for children and the environment speaks for itself. He believes that teaching children to think for themselves, build on their intellect and question the status quo is what education should be about. It is his opinion that government perpetuates more government, and the only way we will change government is to educate children who can think and reason based on a strong belief in personal responsibility and a commitment to protecting our democracy.

Grab a copy of The COODLE Society on Amazon.

Fourth is...

Tracy Mitchell’s rise in the hip-hop journalism world was swift and fierce. Having secured a position at her dream publication, she hopes to write stories that make an impact. While the assignments are not what she envisioned, Tracy is lured into the luxurious lifestyle of the hip-hop subjects she meets. After a crazy, drug-fueled night with a famous artist, Tracy is blacklisted and banished to her home town of Rochester, New York.

Tracy has a choice—she can resent what has happened or start fresh. Tracy chooses to try and make a difference; something she failed to do in the big city.

Teaching English at the failing public school system, Tracy is finally on the right track. Just as things are falling into place, Tracy meets X, and falls into the same whirlwind lifestyle of her past, unearthing the darker side of her hometown. Can Tracy pull herself out of her pattern of excess to live a life of peace and meaning? Or will she always want more?

Connect with McCullough on her website, buy Always Want More directly from the author here, or get your copy on Amazon.

Happy book birthdays, authors!

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