pownal street press
We are on a mission to create beautiful books.
At Pownal Street Press we put your work first, with both attractive design and a client-focused approach. Each step of your publishing project is personally managed by our Editorial Director, Mo Duffy Cobb, and our Publishing Director, Genevieve Loughlin.
With backgrounds in creative writing, publishing direction and editorial vision, Mo and Genevieve are on a mission to create books that inspire, educate and enthrall.
The pair came together when they saw a need for a boutique publishing house in Atlantic Canada. With their complementary and unique skill sets, Pownal Street Press was born. Pownal Street Press offers a custom publishing model that builds on the editorial environment of traditional publishing, and allows authors the freedom to publish in a structured, yet supported atmosphere.
Our business wouldn’t exist without the creativity of YOU — our authors. Our shop is fully focused on your needs, your experience, and the value of your work. Our authors are creatives; thought leaders and innovators pushing the boundaries in their fields. We can’t wait to see what you create!
We are here to produce bestselling nonfiction that makes a difference in the social fabric of our times. Our books start with journeys, they share transformations, and they connect. From the cover design and typography to the story on the page, each element works together to enchant the reader.
Our publishing model works with your brand and message to get it to the right audience at the right time. With efficient timelines that include distinct milestones and clear goals, we stay on top of your custom project to ensure your book’s success.
Mo Duffy Cobb:
Mo is an editor and book coach. She is adept at fulfilling author visions and managing their book projects. She holds an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction, and is the author of Unpacked: from PEI to Palawan (Pottersfield Press, 2017), The Chemistry of Innovation: Regis Duffy and the Story of DCL (Island Studies Press, 2021) and Crescent Moon Friends (forthcoming from Acorn Press). She has been featured in The Globe and Mail, Montreal Writes, Write Magazine, Literary Mama, and more.
In 2014, Mo founded the award-winning digital literary magazine, Cargo Literary, a nonfiction journal with the editorial mandate to seek and share transformational travel stories. A teacher of English and Communications at UPEI and Holland College for over ten years, Mo has a strength for editorial and a thirst to give a platform to those voices unheard. She also spent six years with the PEI Writers’ Guild, including her last year as Executive Director. (https://moduffycobb.com)
With a Masters Degree in Publishing from Simon Fraser University, Genevieve has worked in all parts of the publishing industry, acquisitions, book development, book production, marketing, sales and distribution. She started her career working in marketing for Raincoast Books and then as a co-owner of a publisher’s sales agency. In this role, she sold books published by Canadian and international publishing firms to Canadian bookstores. Chosen by Quill and Quire as “One to Watch in the Canadian Publishing Industry,” she was also a winner of the Canadian Bookseller’s Libris Award for Sales Representative of the Year. She also holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Dalhousie University, and most recently managed Acorn Press.
In the wellness world, Genevieve has been a yoga teacher for over a decade and has mentored and trained other yoga teachers. She has been an instructor at Halifax Yoga, Modo Yoga Charlottetown, Serene View Ranch as a trauma-informed yoga teacher and currently teaches with Reset: Breathe. She also self-published an ebook called Turn Things Around and Take Your Power Back.
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