Got an idea for a local interest book? Come by the Skillery and pitch your idea to Reedy Press out of St. Louis. Contact Katie at katie@porchTN.org if you are interested in setting up a 15 minute meeting. Meeting slots will be available between 6:00 and 9:00 on the 23rd, and 9:00 to noon on the 24th.
Reedy Press is a book publisher that specializes in local interest titles, with topics ranging from history to sports to food. We publish everything from one-color paperbacks to full-color, coffee-table volumes, not to mention the occasional children's picture book. Our titles, which include local guidebooks, neighborhood histories, nostalgic retrospectives, and more, sell throughout the book trade market. Our growing list of accounts encompasses wholesalers big and small, independent and chain retailers, academic and public libraries, and even some nontraditionals like civic groups and realtors. Although we also publish custom and commemorative books for institutions, our main focus is building up our local interest list. As part of this effort, we are looking to engage prospective authors who are talented, motivated, and professional. Pitch us your idea(s) or let us brainstorm a few in person! Reedy Press is locally interested and hopefully you are too!