• The Midas Touch: Another Gold for EGM author Bull Garlington

    The Midas Touch: Another Gold for EGM author Bull Garlington

    Chicago-based, award-winning parenting humorist Bull Garlington recently received the top Gold award in the humor category inForeWord Review‘s IndieFab Book of the Year Awards contest for his new book Death By Children: I Had Kids So You Don’t Have To!

    ForeWord Reviews announced the winners of its annual IndieFab Book of the Year Awards for the best indie books of 2013 on June 27, 2014, at the American Library Association Conference in Las Vegas. Representing hundreds of independent and university presses of all sizes, the winners were selected after months of editorial deliberation over more than 1,500 entries in 60 categories. This year’s list of winners includes Garrison Keillor, Barry Lopez, Harvard Business Review, Georgia Museum of Art, Rizzoli Publishing, and SUNY Press, among others. The winners exemplify the best work coming from today’s indie authors and publishers.

    Garlington is the humor columnist for Chicago Parent magazine, and author of The Beat Cop’s Guide to Chicago Eats. His column has won editorial awards for humor writing three years in a row from the Parenting Media Association: Gold in 2013, Silver in 2012, and Finalist in 2011. Death By Children: I Had Kids So You Don’t Have To! was also a 2013 humor finalist in the Midwest Independent Publisher’s Association annual book contest. Garlington’s column also appears in New York Parenting, Sonoma Family, Tulsa Kids, Philadelphia Parent, and Birmingham Parent.

  • City Within a City: The Biography of Marina City

    City Within a City: The Biography of Marina City

    Coming November 2014: A concise history of Marina City based on nine years of research and photography by writer, acclaimed architecture photographer (this photo is one of his), and full-time Marina City resident Steven Dahlman (one of his stunning photos to the left). Dahlman, also editor ofMarina City Online and Loop North News, says this about his home: ”The story of Chicago’s Marina City does not end in the 1960s. After it was built, people moved in –and kept the story going through good times and bad. Marina City is a riches-to-rags-to-riches story. It may be an important part of Chicago’s past but it is still relevant today. It is not just a Chicago icon. It is Chicago.” For a sneak peek at the type of thing you’ll find in the book, visit Dahlman’s online Marina City History. And, for instant visual gratification, visit our Marina City Pinterest board here or Dahlman’s own photography site.

  • Good Old Neon: Signs You’re in Chicago

    Good Old Neon: Signs You’re in Chicago

    Coming September 2014: Nick Freeman’s Good Old Neon: Signs You’re in Chicago (ISBN: 9781893121812), a 7″ x 7″ gift book filled with Freeman’s gorgeous and documentary color photography of greater Chicagoland’s signature neon signs. For an immediate local sign fix, follow our Signs You’re in Chicago Pinterest board here. Also check out Freeman’s paintings and photography (includes collections of neon from Portland, Denver, and Wildwood) at Gallery Freeman.
  • Kingdom and the Power

    Kingdom and the Power

    The first release of EGM’s new imprint, S. Woodhouse Books, went to the printer yesterday: Dale W. Laackman’s For the Kingdom and the Power: The Big Money Swindle That Spread Hate Across AmericaIt’s a shocking story you’ve never heard that epitomizes the promises and perils of the emerging communications industry…In 1920s America, a force of nature and her flim-flam man meet their mark–a true believer. An audacious long con begins that will soon reach every corner of the U.S. and its halls of power.

  • History Comes Alive in Chicago’s Graveyards

    History Comes Alive in Chicago’s Graveyards

    An excellent, thoughtful, and 4-star review was posted today, 4/21/2014, at Chicago Book Review for Graveyards of Chicago.

  • Bull Garlington Wins Parenting Media Association Gold Medal

    Bull Garlington Wins Parenting Media Association Gold Medal

    For the second year in a row, Death by Children author Bull Garlington, has won an award for his syndicated humor column from the Parenting Media Association. The PMA announced its 2013 awards on March 1, 2014, and gave Garlington the top prize for humor columns appearing in publications with a circulation over 45,000. Congrats! Last month, ForeWord magazine announced that Garlington’s book is a finalist in the humor category for their annual Book of the Year awards contest (winners announced in June).

  • Mobile Chapters: “Oldest Chicago” as an enhanced travel app

    Mobile Chapters: “Oldest Chicago” as an enhanced travel app

    We’re proud to announce that a travel app version of David Witter’s Oldest Chicago is one of the first releases of an exciting new company, Mobile Chapters, which is devoted to turning excellent travel guides into excellent mobile apps. The app contains features chosen specifically to ease and maximize a traveler’s experience (in-app phoning, maps, bookmarking, tagging, weather info, nearby events, and more). Available for all smart phone types for $9.99, at Amazon, the App Store, Google Play, and the Windows Phone Store.

  • Seeking Good Books to Publish

    Seeking Good Books to Publish

    Everything Goes Media invites authors to submit their book proposals, with or without completed manuscripts, for release under any of our three imprints–Lake Claremont Press, Everything Goes Media, and S. Woodhouse Books–for 2015 and beyond. See guidelines here.

  • The Joy of Grocery Shopping in St. Louis

    The Joy of Grocery Shopping in St. Louis

    Salume Beddu recently joined the list of fine St. Louis food and beverage emporiums, gift shops, and bookstores selling the new book by Chef Clara Moore and Matt Sorrell: Afterwords Books (Edwardsville), Baumann’s Fine MeatsBertarelli CutleryBob’s SeafoodThe Book HouseChristopher’sDiGregorio’s MarketExtra Virgin, an Olive OvationFlowers to the PeopleKitchen ConservatoryLocal Harvest GroceryMaude’s MarketMissouri History Museum Gift ShopParker’s TableRandall’sSchlafly BottleworksSugaree BakingViviano & SonsVom FassThe Wine and Cheese PlaceWine Merchant, Ltd. STay Local St. Louis!

  • About Us

    About Us

    We are publishers, and books are our medium. At least, our starting medium.

    We begin with content for which the book is still the right medium and we go from there. We’re traditional book publishers working within the book industry establishment, such as it is, and doing things our own way. Read more about Everything Goes Media.



Everything Goes Media, book publishers and beyond.
We start with content for which a book is still the right medium. And we go from there.

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