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Maturis publish their own books

Karla Pomeroy wrote in today’s Casper Star-Tribune about Laramie County writing couple Richard and Mary Maturi. As have many writers, they’ve turned to publishing their own books. You can read the entire story at http://www.trib.com/.

Eight years after the initial release of “Will Rogers, Performer,” the authors-turned-publishers have re-released the book in paperback.

Laramie County residents Richard J. “Rick” and Mary Buckingham Maturi collaborated on the biography, which McFarland & Co. published with library binding in 1999.

Rick Maturi said the 275-page book sold for $60 and was marketed mostly for libraries. Now, with their own publishing company, 21st Century Publishers, the
Maturis have a new foreword in the book and added more information on Rogers’ connection with aviation.

The book, available on-line and at some local bookstores, has an actual release date of April 2008. The paperback book is 304 pages but weighs much lighter than the first-edition library-bound book, Rick Maturi said. It also sells for much less, at $24.95.

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