Welcome to Colleen Post! September 25, 2016 20:54

We’re growing... 

Please join me in welcoming our Lowcountry sales representative, Colleen Post. Colleen will be calling on you in the next two weeks to introduce herself and to show you our new Holiday 2016 gift books. Colleen brings her years of expertise in wholesale/retail buying to Starbooks by way of Oregon. I’ll let her tell you in her own words...

Colleen Post
“Born and raised in Oregon, I lived my entire life on the West Coast. That all changed when my only child decided to follow his college sweetheart back to her Eastern roots in the Lowcountry. I now call Bluffton home, after moving here one and a half years ago.

As a sales professional, I started my career as a retail buyer for a large department store chain. This eventually led to a career as territory manager for several large companies, including Lilyette and Two's Company.

I have had a love of books from an early age. Reading is truly a passion for me, as is sales. Working for Lydia Inglett Publishing/Starbooks combines, for me, the best of both worlds.”

We are thrilled to have Colleen on the team!

Charleston Salt & Iron Revealed March 28, 2016 08:56

One of the most exciting moments in bringing a book to life is when the advance copies are received. We are particularly pleased with Charleston Salt and Iron - from start to finish it is a rich experience of a book.

I’d like to talk about the cover for a moment. We had so many good photographs to choose from. Throughout the editing process, we set aside those photographs with cover potential. A cover photo has to work hard - it is the single image that will represent the book’s content, it must work well with the title and typography, and it must draw the reader from across the room to walk over and pick up the book.

We think our chosen cover photograph, Winter Facade by Sandy Dimke is exceptional in meeting those requirements. Sandy’s artistic photo work ranges from edgy quadtones of Cuba to impressionistic images of the Southern United States. She has a great eye for composition and often judges national photographic competitions. Do check out Sandy’s work at

Congratulations Sandy for your visual expression of Charleston Salt and Iron!

Here’s to our Award-Winning Publishing Team! September 03, 2015 12:47

Publishing Company Wins Seven National Awards

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC – Lydia Inglett Publishing has captured seven (7) national awards so far in 2015. The publishing company specializes in creating beautiful books, many of them art, photography and cookbooks. Book publishing is a business of hard work, good content and market forecasting. The team of authors and staff at Lydia Inglett Publishing strive to create books that are entertaining, relevant and enjoyable to read and to give.

“It is gratifying for our publishing team and authors to compete nationally and take home a large number of awards. We are competing with the large publishing houses and winning.” – Lydia Inglett, CEO and Publisher


2015 Independent Publisher Book Awards

South: What it Means to be Here in Heart or in Spirit
by Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer (ISBN: 9781938417085)

2015 Independent Book Publishers Assoc. Benjamin Franklin Awards

American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic
Edited by Bonnie S. Driggers (ISBN: 978-1-938417-11-5)

Daisy Cakes: Share A Slice of Love
by Kim Daisy (ISBN: 978-1-938417-15-3)

2015 USA Best Book Awards

Daisy Cakes: Share a Slice of Love
by Kim Daisy (ISBN: 978-1938417153)

American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic
Edited by Bonnie Driggers (ISBN: 978-1938417115)

Reflections, Exploring Coastal Carolina
Essays by Margie Tolly, Photography by Margie Tressel (ISBN: 978-1-938417-10-8)

2015 Society for Technical Communication

American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic
Edited by Bonnie S. Driggers (ISBN: 978-1938417115)

The publisher is available for, interviews, speaking engagements and book talks.

CONTACT: | (843) 217-4683




Native Plants Plants of the Mid Atlantic Wins Best of Show in the STC 2014-2015 International Summit Awards June 05, 2015 11:52

The International Summit Awards (ISA) just announced that the BAEE book, American Botanical Paintings: Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic was given a Distinguished Technical Communication award and honored as the Best of Show in its category in the Society for Technical Communication (STC)! The Best of Show (BOS) and all ISA Distinguished award winners will be on display at the STC Summit in the Expo Hall, June 21-24 in Columbus, Ohio.

Best of Show
Best of Show entries exhibit the ideal for their category. They are not judged against each other; they are judged solely against established standards. For example, how do you compare the best annual report with the best software guide? In STC competitions, the best annual report is compared with the ideal annual report, and the best software guide with the ideal software guide. Thus, the Best of Show judges must determine how close each candidate comes to realizing the ideal for its category. The entry that comes closest to the ideal for its category is the Best of Show.

Distinguished Technical Technical Communication
An entry that wins an award of Distinguished Technical Communication is clearly superior in all areas. The entry contains no major flaws and few, if any, minor flaws. It applies the principles of technical communication in an outstanding way, particularly the way that it anticipates and fulfills the needs of its audience.

Bonnie S. Driggers; Botanical Artists for Education & the Environment (BAEE); Karen Ringstrand; Countess Clarissa Bonde, BAEE Board Member; Nancy Christmus, Nativescapes Horticultural Consulting; Dr. Marc Epstein, California Dept. of Food and Agriculture; Cynthia Lockley; Lydia Inglett, Ltd Book Publishing; Jean Morra; Dr Douglas Tallamy, Prof. of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, U of Delaware; Keith Tomlinson, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens; Kyle Wallick, Botanist at the USBG

Marge Agin's Third Photography Book, "What It Means To Be Here", releases in June May 22, 2015 09:33

We are looking forward to June and the release of Marge Agin's third photography book, What It Means to Be Here: Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton, The Lowcountry and Beyond. Her photographs artfully capture the feel of the Lowcountry. The 152-page, hardbound book features 207 original photographs that will resonate with you. Bluffton Mayor Lisa Sulka and Courtney Hampson, Director of Marketing, Palmetto Bluff contributed essays to the book. 

A unique feature of this book is the cutting-edge image recognition technology used to bring the images to life. When a smartphone loaded with the free app is opened and focused on one of the select photographs in the book, aerial video begins to play. It really allows the reader a bird's eye view of the Lowcountry like never before! 

Palmetto Bluff was, of course, the perfect venue for the book’s launch party! The event will be held on June 18th from 5:30-8 p.m. Marge will be signing books and the proceeds from the sale of the books will benefit the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy. Cocktails and appetizers will be served; both of which will be inspired by the beautiful photographs in the book. Everyone is invited but due to space constraints, reservations are required. It is booking up quickly so email as soon as possible if you would like attend.

If you know you won't be able to attend and would still like Marge to autograph your copy, you may pre-order a copy. All pre-orders will be autographed by Marge and shipped in mid-June.

We hope to see you on June 18th!