SOUTH Commemorative Edition Released to Celebrate Top National Award Win


HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC – South, What it means to be here in heart or in spirit and its author and publishing company are celebrating. To mark the winning of the National Independent Publisher Award for Best Regional Non-Fiction, South has now been released in a commemorative edition. This edition features a cover photograph of Cockfield Plantation by noted Southern photographer, Marge Agin.

South is comprised of 70 noted contributors sharing their stories, photographs, thoughts and experiences in a high-quality coffee table edition.

Author Wendy Nilsen Politzer and Publisher Lydia Inglett embarked on a year and a half long journey to publish South.

Publisher Lydia Inglett had a vision to publish this defining book for several years while searching for the author who could catch the vision of South and bring it to life. “From the first meeting with author, Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer, I knew I had found the person who could bring South to life.”

Author Wendy Nilsen Pollitzer: “The essays we received about the South are the authentic voices of today. They share individual and collective experiences that make the South such a rich and vibrant place. Humble, honest, smart or humorous, they explain why so many are taken with the South.”

Publisher Lydia Inglett: “We wanted to publish a special book, one that people from all over could enjoy and relate to, one that meets people where they are, takes them by the hand and shows them the South in a very real way. My staff and I were in awe of the outpouring of heartfelt essays and stunning photography that we received. It confirmed the long-standing vision I had for publishing a book of this kind.”

ABOUT LYDIA INGLETT PUBLISHING/STARBOOKS.BIZ. Lydia Inglett Publishing is a national award-winning publisher of beautiful, high quality books; is the online bookstore and distribution subsidiary. Lydia Inglett developed the hybrid business model for her company through years in traditional publishing. Her passion for beautiful books remains high in to-day’s culture of electronic information. Winner Benjamin Franklin Awards, USA Book Awards, IPPYAward for Best Regional Non-Fiction.

The publisher and author are available for, comments, interviews, speaking engagements and book talks.


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Wendy Pollitzer is a versatile writer living in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.

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"I love Wendy Pollitzer’s writing. Her instincts are remarkable, her nose for truth infallible. I can’t pick up a journal or magazine that she’s written for without going straight to the table of contents in search of her piece. What I think is so interesting about her work is that she really believes in what she’s doing, in getting it right. She’s very, very good. "— Pat Conroy (Prince of Tides, South of Broad) 1945-2016