Martin Kimeldorf has enjoyed working on the leading edge of new movements and trends. His innovative titles have established multiple firsts.
He wrote the first commercially available books on job clubs for young people, intergenerational programming, leisure wellness for adults, career portfolios, and mainstreaming people with disabilities on the mainstage.
He has offered to donate the proceeds from his bicycling books and breast cancer essays to bike clubs and advocacy organizations.
Kimeldorf is a self-taught computer guy. In the 1970s he helped several publishers adopt laser printers as inexpensive alternatives to traditional print-proofing.
Kimeldorf signed one of the first digital book contracts with Bibliobytes in the 1980s, later logged on with Seattle’s premier pioneer in dot-com publishing (www.publishingonline) in the 1990s, and now is working to distribute eBooks through Lightning Source.
He has won awards and recognition for playwriting, teaching and various essays and articles.
In Tumwater Kimeldorf has enjoyed bicycling the scenic byways of Puget Sound, digital photography teaching classes and workshops, grilling martini-brined salmon, investigating mixology, sharing his photos online, playing his blue’s harp (harmonica) for his dog FrankyLou, and participating in various community causes with his wife Judy.
Search Inc Press Tumwater, WA (est. 1982)
The mission of SearchInc Press has been to distribute unique works how-to
or self-help books on careers, leisure, community service, creative journal writing,
digital photo-journaling, cooking, drama, and aging. The cookbooks cover topics
from gourmet barbecuing to weight loss; career books discuss job seeking, resume
writing, job keeping, and career portfolios. In addition plays and essays are now
available on various topics ranging from metaphysics and science fiction to breast
cancer and bicycling, leisure wellness.
Various recipes have been featured on the webs premier culinary portal
(Chef2Chef). Bicycling articles and excerpts have appeared in Oregon’s nationally
acclaimed magazine Cycling. Career experts Richard Bolles and Joyce Lain
Kennedy have both praised and written introductions for Kimeldorf’s works on job
seeking, resume writing, and career portfolios. The title Job Search Education has
achieved an unheard of shelf life spanning over 20 years in print, never once
needing to be revised!
Most of the SearchInc titles have been previously published in print by Ten
Speed Press, Peterson, Educational Design, Free Spirit and a host of independent
publishers. The essay on high-tech mythology won an international award and was
published in the USA, Australia, and India. Plays have all been produced
nationally and abroad, many have won awards.
The SearchInc catalogue lists past books which were available in print. All of the ebooks have been distributed previously at Publishing Online, Amazon, and host of web sites.
Now, the best way to access the titles is at the supreme book entity:
Powell’s Books in Portland Oregon. Click here for all Kimeldorf titles.