Jim Baumer is the author of three books. His first book,When Towns Had Teams, won the 2006 award for Best Regional Non-fiction from Independent Publisher. His second book, Moxietown, is a similar in-depth look at small town Maine and its relationship to a quirky soda and its cult following. He sold out two press runs of the book in 2008 and 2010. Baumer is back again, adding new material to the subject of Moxie with his latest book, Moxie: Maine in a Bottle, available from Down East Books.
Baumer is also a small press publisher and runs noted Maine micro-press, RiverVision Press. Both When Towns Had Teams and Moxietown (which is now out of print) were published by RiverVision.
With his experience and knowledge of publishing and successfully marketing his own books, he now works with other writers developing their own successful independent approach to publishing their own books.
Whether going the independent route with RiverVision, or having a national publisher, like Down East, backing his writing, this is just another example of the diverse skills that make the JBE worth seeking out.