Who are we? We are an independent publisher, and our goals are simple: to publish and promote quality children's and middle grade books. We want young readers (and their parents, of course) to laugh as they learn.
Are we serious? Very. And as a serious, responsible publisher who is also a conscientious member of the literary community, we donate a portion of the proceeds of book sales to nonprofit organizations who are aligned with the themes in our books and who support causes we are passionate about.
Why Blue Marlin?
No, we are not fisherpeople. And the books we publish are not about fish. Our name is in honor of the main character of one of our favorite books, The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway. And, if that's not enough, the blue marlin makes a great logo.
Blue Marlin Publications was established in January 1999. We are a family owned and operated business. We put our reputation behind each book we publish.
About our family
We were founded by Francine Poppo Rich. Francine pursued successful careers as a college professor and corporate communications consultant before turning her attention to the more-than-full-time business of raising children. She is enjoying her role as publisher of Blue Marlin Publications and loves the expressions on her sons' and daughter's faces when she reads her stories to them. She continues to write PeeWee Pipes Adventures and other stories.
What makes us unique? We believe in publishing quality children's books, with learning in mind. All of our books look to teach our readers a simple lesson. That lesson differs by book.
Our reviewers (children of all ages) scrutinize every book to ensure that other children will thoroughly enjoy them.
All of our employees have two things in common: a love of children and a devotion to the written word. For more information on our team, CLICK HERE.