Author & Artist Cory Basil Signs Publishing Deal with Fog Ink Publishing

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First book, a collection of poetry titled "Skinny Dipping in Daylight," released internationally in December

"Authors today are in the position of charting the destiny of their own work by communicating with readers and marketing themselves."

Author, filmmaker, musician and artist Cory Basil has signed a multi-book publishing agreement with Fog Ink, a boutique publishing company based in Nashville. The first book published through the collaboration, a collection of Basil’s early poetry, released internationally December 4.

Skinny Dipping in Daylight offers readers an intimate and unvarnished view of the experiences and fractures of a young artist in the forge of life.

“For me, the greatest element of working with Fog Ink has been the level of creative freedom I have enjoyed at every step through the process,” Basil said. “As an artist, the opportunity Fog Ink afforded me to realize my creative vision for the book – from design and editorial to accompanying art work – has been amazing.”

Fog Ink partners with select authors and leverages targeted publicity, marketing and distribution strategies to get its catalog to a wide and relevant readership. Fog Ink and Basil partnered with Nashville-based Found Feather Communications to provide marketing and public relations strategies for Skinny Dipping in Daylight, as well as Basil’s future titles published through the collaboration.

“The transformation of the traditional publishing industry has settled into a new normal with unprecedented opportunity for smart and talented first-time authors,” said Melissa Wyllie, Found Feather Communications president. “Authors today are in the position of charting the destiny of their own work by communicating with readers and marketing themselves. The partnership between Mr. Basil and Fog Ink is very representative of the smart leveraging of that trend.”

About Cory Basil
Cory Basil is an American author, painter and filmmaker. Blending Gothic romanticism with modern poetic rhythm, Basil’s poems trust emotional honesty over the dubious truths to be gleaned from appearances. Basil is a lifelong poet, artist and student of the human experience. His first collection of poetry and prose, Skinny Dipping in Daylight (2012), rose from the ashes of several scorned selves – husband, scared child, devout Christian – and the ensuing fight to forge something new from the wreckage. He currently lives in Nashville, Tenn. Learn more at hereliescorybasil.com.

About Fog Ink
Fog Ink is an independent publishing company that manages book publication and editorial, publicity and marketing for its clients, as well as publishing music and CDs. Fog Ink produces a small number of high quality works of art each year and its products have been translated into multiple languages and distributed in five foreign countries as well as the United States. Based in Nashville, Tenn., Fog Ink is a division of Fields of Gold Publishing, Inc. For additional information, please visit http://www.fogink.com.

About Found Feather Communications
Founded by veteran communications executive Melissa Wyllie, Found Feather Communications is an integrated communications and marketing firm. Based in Nashville, Found Feather Communications partners with corporations, politicals, start-ups, non-profits, industry associations, authors and artists to find relevant and compelling ways to tell their stories – inspiring others to purchase their product, join their cause and understand their perspective in today’s fractured media environment. Found Feather provides seamlessly integrated strategic communications, marketing consulting and support services that empower clients to realize their vision. Learn more at http://www.foundfeather.com.

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