We are a small independent publisher intent on offering original, quality content to our readers. Our founder is Moana Appleyard.
The Appleyard family has been involved in many activities related to the printing and publishing of books since the late 1800s in England, when Edmund James Appleyard (1821-1900) the ancestor of Appleyard & Sons' founder, Moana, was publishing books at 86 Farrington Street. Later, another relative, William Appleyard established the William Appleyard & Sons Ltd bookbinding and printing company at 14 Albert Road in Middlesbrough, England.
Moana is also the daughter of Donald Appleyard, an urban designer, and theorist whose work was known throughout the world and who was named one of Planetizen's Top 100 Thinkers of all time. His writings left a lasting impression on Moana, leading her to establish the Appleyard & Sons Publishing company.
Professor Appleyard authored a host of books, including The View from the Road (1963), The Conservation of European Cities (1979), and the highly acclaimed work, Livable Streets (1981). At the time of his death, Appleyard's research and writings were taking him in new but related directions, including major work on the study of environmental symbolism.
Moana also shares her father's passion for the environment, having received her Masters in City Planning from MIT. In 1987, she published her first work National Economic Development & Tropical Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. Moana has also worked with the United States Environmental Protection Agency for over 30 years
We are proud to announce the release of author Sepehr Haddad's debut historical fiction novel,
"A Hundred Sweet Promises", now available worldwide in print and ebook formats from your favorite online or brick-and-mortar bookstore retailers.
Inspired by a story my grandmother told me shortly before the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran, A Hundred Sweet Promises is the true tale of my grandfather, Nasrosoltan Minbashian's life—a famed music composer living in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1913.
On the eve of World War I, Nasrosoltan embarks on a journey from his homeland, Persia, to study at the renowned St. Petersburg Conservatory in pursuit of his musical legacy.
During this time, through a series of events beyond his control, he becomes acquainted with the Russian royal family and falls in love with a princess. Nasrosoltan suddenly finds himself in a battle between head and heart while being carried forward on a wave of destiny toward an uncertain future.