Clearwater Publishing Company

 

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Clearwater Florida

Technically, Clearwater Florida is more of a town than a publishing company. If you're having trouble telling the difference, our gentle message is, "Your taxes are now due, feel free to send them to us here in Broomfield, Colorado. Trust us, it's an outsourcing kind of deal, very modern. Good for the economy. Cash preferred."

Our motto is: "We're even more American than the United Arab Emirates!"

The Hudson River Clearwater Sloop Project

At some point, fisherman on the Hudson River thought, hey, wouldn't it be cool if there were actual FISH in the river? Maybe if it weren't polluted to the point of being flammable... So they decided to reverse that and make the river completely INflammable and clean enough for earth-based life forms. Very cool folks, neat org, they do a ton of good, if you like the environment.

We inadvertantly swiped their name, which caused us both some confusion. They had changed their name just before we sprang into existence.The previous Clearwater published microfishe and Indian Affairs proceedings. They changed their name to Norman Ross Publishing, thinking it easier to visualize and remember than "Clearwater" That became Ross Publishing. Since then they were acquired by ProQuest Information and Learning, where they were absorbed into the UMI Division. Norman Ross can probably answer your questions.

Kenn chose the name "Clearwater" because he looked up his own name, "kenn" in a name-your-baby book and learned it's an old Scottish name meaning "clear bright water." It was that or "Norman Ross Publishing." He also considered "Donald Trump Publishing" but decided against it for legal reasons. There are so many Donalds in the world, one of them was bound to object.

Clearwater Publishing of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

These guys swiped our name, but it could be an honest mistake. Up there in Canada they may have some actual "clear water" and named the company after that. Or, it could translate differently in Canadian. They do artistic nature prints.

Other places have swiped our name as well, like Clearwater Lake in California, but they were crafty and swiped it years before we incorporated, creating a legal loophole whereby they can continue to use the name.

Houghton Mifflin

Sure, our names don't sound much alike unless you're coughing violently. But I just discovered they published books by a guy named Jonathan Safran Foer who apparently has written two books that remind people of Kenn's unpublished novel "Jumper" which also has the code name "Roses in Pencil." Not only must this Foer fellow be a fabulous writer, he must also be psychic. I hope everyone buys his books to establish the marketplace, and I hope the folks at Houghton Mifflin contact me to publish Jumper. They are obviously enlightened folks who deserve to make the monumental profits.

Random House

This is an honest mistake, a lot of people get us confused with these folks. We get calls for Bennet Cerf all the time. We tell them all the same thing: "The check is in the mail, I'll buy the negatives, and I'm sorry but your manuscript failed to fully engage me." But then, that's what we say when people call looking for us too. In those cases we usually talk in our fake Swedish so it comes out "Larkin, larkin, oofta lefsa codfish snarkenmishen."

We hope this link brings them a lot of business. No, no. Please don't thank us. And of course, there is no real, technical, legal reason to reciprocate our unselfish goodwill.....

The Penguin Group

Surely they know that penguins come in herds, not groups, and they'd probably be a lot more successful if they changed their name to The Penguin Herd. I'm just trying to help.

We are also not Barnes and Noble or Amazon or Borders, but we mention them here in case search engines like Google or Yahoo or Alta Vista or Dog Pile or Hot Bot or Lycos are listening. Similarly, we are not Jessica Simpson or that Simon guy from American Idol, or the band Free Money Sex and Beer. But I bet they get a lot of hits. We are also not The Tattered Cover or Powells or The Vatican. Or George W. Bush, for that matter.

Clearwater Books in London

http//:www.clearwaterbooks.co.uk

This bookseller has been in business for 35 years. Originally, they specialized in the books of Henry Williamson, whose most famous book is Tarka the Otter, which is set in the fictional river "Clearwater." They continue to sell his books, as well as others. Bevis Clarke, the original owner's son, continues the family tradition. We discovered these folks because they are selling a copy of a book by YH Yoxall, which refers to the song Smalilou, an old Irish song. Kenn Amdahl is probably the only human who sings this song these days. Bevis Clarke now runs the company. He seems like a cool guy.

 

 

Kenn Amdahl hatched Clearwater Publishing Company in 1990 to publish his book There Are No Electrons: Electronics for Earthlings after 89 publishing companies and agents rejected it. That book has been selling steadily ever since, with total sales approaching 100,000 copies. It is often credited with inspiring all the books for Dummies and Idiots, although we like to think it was the first bestseller BY a dummy or idiot, unless you count political memoirs. Clearwater is in Broomfield, Colorado ("Where Boulder goes to bowl!"). You can read more about us and our titles by scrolling down, but first let's tell you who we are NOT. Because there's a good chance you stumbled into this site by mistake and we'd like to help you find your way home. All we ask in return is that, when you see one of our titles in a bookstore wedged uncomfortably spine outward among all the dull books, you gently reposition it so that it's face out. It just saves the bookstore manager from having to do it.

We remain a small but plucky company. Although Kenn still works in his basement, we also own a warehouse in Broomfield, Colorado and are proud of our forklift (nicknamed “Jumpy” after football legend Jumpy Gathers). Think of Clearwater as that tiny family-owned restaurant hidden far from a shopping mall that you only tell your best friends about. Or that quaint winery you discovered on vacation, the one housed in an old church on a dead-end street, run by three retired sisters. You know what we mean.

We don’t do celebrity books or anything with “Ten Simple Steps...” in the title. Our books are not for everyone. We love books, we love to read, we love to laugh. We only publish well-written and engaging books on subjects we think are important. Most of our books explain dull subjects in a clear, entertaining way. They are aimed at people who love to read and who learn best by reading. Many people read our books just for the fun of it, without any burning desire to learn electronics or algebra. But most buy our books out of desperation, when they’re failing a class and need someone to explain things to them in a way they can understand.

Our titles are recommended by Encyclopedia Britannica, The Whole Earth Review, National Science Teachers Association, The Math Teacher, and dozens of others. We ship most orders within 24 hours.

Clearwater Publishing Company Inc.
PO Box 778
Broomfield, CO 80038

303 436 1982

fax 917-386-2769

 

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