Special Shapes!

Special Shapes!

Creative and unusual shaped balloons are fun to watch fly!


Aloft! photograph selected by Local Flavor magazine as October issue cover shot.

Press Release: Aloft Publishing, LLC
Date: November 24, 2013
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Located in The Czech Republic, Balony Kubicek is the world’s third largest manufacturer of hot air balloons. They were a key sponsor of our book, Aloft! at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. We are pleased to announce that this year Kubicek has ordered copies of the Aloft! book to be given as a Christmas gift to all their employees. As a special thanks to their sponsor, the author, Doug Heller and editor Bobbi Valentine, will autograph each copy with a the inscription, “Veselé Vánoce”, Merry Christmas in Czech.

Aloft! Selected as 2012 New Mexico - Arizona Book Awards Finalist.

✔ Midwest Balloon Rides Gifts Aloft!

Midwest Balloon Rides

Tony Sandlin, owner of Midwest Balloon Rides in Indianapolis, has had such great success over the last couple of years in giving away the Aloft! book as part of his priviate balloon ride package, that he is now using the book in a new 2012 Holiday Season promotion for flight certificates. Tony comes to Balloon Fiesta every year serving as a commercial pilot for Rainbow Riders, a local Alququerque ballooning company. We wish you the best of luck Tony and hope more commerical balloon pilots follow this clever marketing approach, making it a win, win for all concerned!

Aloft! is working in conjunction with Freedom Flight, Inc.

POW-MIA Freedom Flight is a 501(c) 3 - educational, non-profit corporation that promotes the POW-MIA issues through the use of Hot Air Balloons. Comprised entirely of volunteers who dedicate their time, talent and funds to fly three POW/MIA Hot Air Balloons at various events across America and the world. The organization is selling the Aloft! book to raise money for its no-profit. Aloft Publishing is proud to participate in helping Freedom Flight in their cause. We would love to continue to find other charitable organizations that can also profit from the sale of the Aloft! book, please contact us for inquires.

✔ Up, up and Away Book Signings

Book Signing
Authors at Jazz Aloft book signing, August, 2011.

✔ Online view of the complete Aloft! book, see link in left column.

Purchase Aloft! online now through PayPal using your credit card! See "Buy The Book" link in left column. PayPal account not required, only your credit card.
Wholesale buyers will need to use the "Wholesale Orders" link and follow the instructions.

Aloft!  books have arrived and are available for delivery. Order yours now!

Aloft! available on Amazon.com!

Aloft!  will be sold at the 40th year of Balloon Fiesta in the "official merchandise" tents, October 1st - 9th.

Aloft!  Publishers Valentine and Heller have successfully operated Zia Film Distribution LLC, a Santa Fe based film distribution company for the last 18 years.

Aloft!  Publishers Valentine and Heller were also the Executive Producers of the award-winning documentary titled "The Trail of Painted Ponies" detailing the story of a "public art for charity" project. This program involved 118 artists from around New Mexico and resulted in more than $500,000 being raised for designated charities throughout the state.