GRANITE PEAK PUBLICATIONS: Accompanying travelers to the national park since 2002

Media Kit


Here you will find news releases, author bio, images, details about our books, and more. If you have any questions or would like a review copy, contact us with your qualifications.

News Releases (pdf format)

March 20, 2018: Yellowstone Treasures named finalist in two 2018 book contests
June 29, 2017: Through Early Yellowstone receives Foreword INDIES Honorable Mention
March 21, 2017: Through Early Yellowstone named Foreword INDIES finalist
February 23, 2017: Announcing Yellowstone Treasures fifth edition release date
February 25, 2016: Granite Peak Publications announces Through Early Yellowstone release date
May 21, 2014: New publisher takes the helm at Granite Peak Publications
April 21, 2014: Ten tips from Granite Peak Publications
November 4, 2013: What we updated in the fourth edition of Yellowstone Treasures
October 11, 2012: Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Yellowstone Treasures with an election year sale
April 20, 2009: Yellowstone wolves’ plight: Yellowstone Treasures author speaks out on wolves
February 18, 2009: Meet the author

Granite Peak Publications in the News

8/4/2017: Amanda Eggert, Explore Big Sky newspaper, “New Book Recounts Old Stories of Yellowstone,” review of Through Early Yellowstone
7/20/2017: IBPA e-newsletter Independent Publishing Now!, Announcement of the Honorable Mention for Through Early Yellowstone
June/July 2017: The Geyser Gazer Sput, Vol. 33, No. 3, mention in “Geyser Gazer News” of the release of Yellowstone Treasures, Updated Fifth Edition
8/8/2016: Sean Reichard,, “Book Review: Through Early Yellowstone by Janet Chapple”
7/5/2016: PNBA’s NW Book Lovers blog posted this interview in their Conversations section: “Through Early Yellowstone”: Gems about the National Park
4/14/2016: Brett French, Billings Gazette, “Wagon, skis, biking: New book explores historic ways of visiting Yellowstone
5/22/2014: Billings Gazette, Special Section on Yellowstone, “Tips for a great trip to Yellowstone National Park”

Author Bio

Janet Chapple 2011
Janet Chapple is a Montana native whose parents once worked at Old Faithful Inn, the historic lodge in Yellowstone Park. The updated fifth edition of the Yellowstone Treasures guidebook is forthcoming June 2017. She is the author of four previous editions of Yellowstone Treasures and the cotranslator from the French of Yellowstone, Land of Wonders, an 1883 travelogue to and through Yellowstone by Belgian travel writer Jules Leclercq. In June 2016 we published Through Early Yellowstone, with travel stories she selected and annotated. Foreword Magazine has described her as “Yellowstone Institute student, professional cellist, and geyser geek.” She and her husband live in Oakland, California.

Download Janet’s 2016 editor bio in pdf format or learn more on the About Us page. Janet also answers many questions about her research for Through Early Yellowstone, choice of the cover picture, and benefits to the reader in her Q and A about the anthology.

The author is available to give slide shows of often-missed wonderful Yellowstone features to groups in northern and central California communities. Learn more on the Author Events page.

Anthology Details

ISBN: 9780985818265

Through Early Yellowstone: Adventuring by Bicycle, Covered Wagon, Foot, Horseback, and Skis

Publication Date: June 1, 2016, to coincide with the
National Park Service centennial

Foreword by Lee Whittlesey; watercolors by Thomas H. Thomas
Price: $29.95 (Can. $35.95)
Trade paperback, 7.5 x 9.25 inches, 304 pages
TRAVEL / United States / West / Mountain
HISTORY / United States / West
ART / History / General
69 black & white photos & engravings
26 watercolor paintings
5 detailed maps
Bibliography and Index

Distributed to the trade by Independent Publishers Group,
814 N. Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60610 | (800) 888-4741.
Reviews (pdf)
Table of Contents (pdf)
Yellowstone Park Timeline. Events in the history of the park, the National Park Service, and Granite Peak Publications’ Through Early Yellowstone. (pdf)
More . . .

Guidebook Details

Yellowstone Treasures 5th edition cover

ISBN: 9780985818272

Yellowstone Treasures: The Traveler’s Companion to the National Park

Fifth Edition Publication Date: June 9, 2017
Price: $24.95 (Can. $24.95)
Travel/Nature paperback, 5.5 x 8.5 inches, 400 pages
200+ color and b/w photos and illustrations, 65 new to this edition
37 maps
Campgrounds and facilities charts
Suggested reading list
Thorough 21-page index
More . . .

Published by Granite Peak Publications and available in online and major bookstores, from, and at shops in and around Yellowstone.

Distributed to the trade by Independent Publishers Group,
814 N. Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60610 | (800) 888-4741. Also available via Baker & Taylor or Ingram.

Additional photos

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Through Early Yellowstone (Click here for 300 dpi CMYK jpeg image for print purposes)

Back cover

Through Early Yellowstone back cover

Yellowstone Treasures fifth edition 2017 cover

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Yellowstone Treasures back cover 2017

Yellowstone Treasures, Updated Fifth Edition (June 2017)

New small Yellowstone Treasures cover image

Yellowstone Treasures, Updated Fourth Edition, 2013 (Click for 300 dpi CMYK tiff image for print purposes)

back cover

Back cover of the guidebook’s updated fourth edition, 2013

Janet Chapple Castle Geyser

Janet Chapple at Castle Geyser, 2011

Janet Chapple 2006

Janet Chapple at Midway Geyser Basin, 2006

IBPA Awards 2010

Janet Chapple and Bruno Giletti, IBPA award ceremony, 2010

Janet Chapple, 1996

Janet Chapple, Yellowstone, 1996