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On Sunday, Oct. 24, enjoy refreshments while visiting with Linda Young of MaxQ Enterprises LLC publishing company of Grant, purchase limited editions, and learn how to get a book published. 

 

By Jan Rahn

Managing Editor

Introduction of a local publishing business along with promotion of books will be the features of an open house at the Meadowlark Gallery in Grant on Sunday, Oct. 24.

The public is invited to the art gallery from 1-3 to enjoy refreshments, meet Linda Young who owns MaxQ Enterprises LLC publishing company in Grant, and get a glimpse of authored books from talented Perkins County writers. 

Hosting the event is MaxQ Enterprises, offering an opportunity to purchase limited edition books, ask questions about the book publishing industry, or learn how to get a book published. 

As a traditional publisher, MaxQ Enterprises is in its fourth year of business, catering to first-time authors. 

“It’s a diverse company with several talented authors and artists, not only from within the state of Nebraska, but all over our nation,” said Young. 

Young announces that October is open submission month for MaxQ—it’s the only time of the year that the publisher accepts finished manuscripts for consideration of publication.

Books at Open House

Also available at the Oct. 24 open house will be an excerpt from Dr. Paul Bottom’s new book, “The Waiting Cross” which is scheduled for release in the spring of 2011. 

MaxQ Enterprises is re-releasing Bottom’s first book, “Forest of Fears” as a limited, re-worked second edition with large print and hard cover.  

Present at the open house will be local writer Patti Bremmer who will have some of her books available for purchase. 

The author from western Perkins County has a new children’s mystery released this summer, “Secret of Dragonfly Island,” and has also written “Legend of Arterburn Lake, a children’s mystery to be released in the future. 

Her adult mystery books include, “Tryst with Dolphins” “Dolphins’ Echo” “Death Foreshadowed” “Victim Wanted” “Crystal Widow” “Clinical Death” “Mind Your Manors!” and “Murder’s A Cinch.”

Other local writers are invited to showcase their books that day also. 

Although Dr. Bottom is unable to be present at the Meadowlark Gallery this month, he is scheduled to do a book signing for the re-release of “Forest of Fears” at the Wauneta Public Library from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18.

About MaxQ Enterprises

Linda Young has been in Grant for four years, working directly with all of her authors during the editing, layout, art work or photography, cover design and marketing process. 

She seeks out manuscripts that have the potential for publication—primarily first-time authors. 

Young also works with artists and actors. 

All of the books are printed and bound in the U.S. 

“This is important to me,” said Young. MaxQ uses Digital Publishing of Oldsmar, Fla. for the printing process. 

Thus far, four books have been published, with five more scheduled for release within the next 12 months and two additional books scheduled for release the following year. 

The company will be releasing digital e-editions and audio books next year, said Young. 

Her husband, Mike, came up with the name for her business, said Young, after the state denied the first name submission. 

Young explained that MaxQ is defined as the point at which aerodynamic stress on a spacecraft in atmospheric flight is maximized.

To learn more, the public is invited to attend the open house or to log on to www.maxq4u.com