Joe Gannon


Prof. Joseph Gannon

Publishing Studies

112 Mason Hall



      Joe Gannon is an Adjunct Associate Professor teaching in the Publishing Studies program of the English Department. He received his BS with a concentration in Technical Communications from New Jersey Institute of Technology, studied book publishing at NYU-SCPS, and management in the Adelphi University School of Business MBA program. He has previously taught Book Production at CUNY's Midtown Center and began teaching at Hofstra in 2001. His company, Mulberry Tree Press, Inc., provides a variety of services to book publishers. He has worked in the publishing industry since 1975 holding a number of senior management positions with responsibility for editorial, design, production, manufacturing, and distribution. As technical consultant in the revision of Marshall Lee's Bookmaking, 3rd Ed., he helped bring this industry-standard reference up to date as the personal computer revolution forever changed the face of publishing. He is also the author of a number of books published by Mud Puddle, Inc. with total sales in excess of 630,000 copies.

Praise for Bookmaking, 3rd ed.

"Now in a newly updated and significantly expanded third edition, Bookmaking…continues to be the premier instruction manual and reference for the publishing of books." (The Midwest Book Review)

"What the Chicago Manual of Style is to the editorial sphere, Bookmaking is to the production sphere." (Bloomsbury Review)



Joe's books include:

The Backgammon Book:
All You Need to Know to Play the World’s Oldest Board Game
Publisher: Mud Puddle Books
Paperback, 48 pages, illustrated, 5" x 7¼"
ISBN-13: 978-1-60311-242-0





Fun and Games:
How to Play More Than 70 of the World's Greatest Games for Two or More Players
Publisher: Mud Puddle Books
Paperback, 80 pages, illustrated, 5" x 7¼"
ISBN-13: 978-1-59412-154-8





World's Best Board Games:
Rules of Play for the Six Oldest and Most Widely Enjoyed Leisure Games on Earth!
Publisher: Mud Puddle Books
Hardcover Wire-O, 15 pages, illustrated, 9¾" x 9¾"
Book/Game Kit, Pouch with magnetic game pieces bound to cover
Magnetic board/pages for Gaming-on-the-Go
ISBN-13: 978-1-60311-094-5





Travel Games:
How to Play More Than 60 of the World’s Greatest Travel Games for Two or More Players
Publisher: Mud Puddle Books
Paperback, 96 pages, illustrated, 5¾" x 8¼"
ISBN-13: 978-1-60311-107-2





Let’s Make Bracelets:
Tips & Techniques for Fabulous Fun
Publisher: Mud Puddle Books
Paperback, 48 pages, full-color illustrations, 5" x 7¼"
ISBN-13: 978-1-60311-247-5





Royal Homes and Fortresses of Europe
Publisher: Mud Puddle Books
Hardcover, 80 pages, full-color, 16½" x 12"
ISBN-13: 978-1-60311-158-4





A Feast for the Senses
Publisher: Mud Puddle Books (not yet published)
Hardcover, 80 pages, full-color, 15½" x 11¼"
ISBN-13: 978-1-60311-157-7


Fun & Games

Board Games

Travel Games