Got an idea for a local interest book? Schedule an appointment at The Skillery on April 23rd from 6-9pm or April 24th from 9am to Noon and pitch your idea to Reedy Press out of St. Louis. Pitch them your idea(s) or let them brainstorm a few in person! Reedy Press is locally interested and hopefully you are too!
An opportunity to pitch a local-interest book to an established publisher.
Who's it For:
Anyone who has an idea for a book that would be useful, relevant, or fun for a local or regional audience.
About the Organizer:
Reedy Press is a book publisher that specializes in local interest titles, with topics ranging from history to sports to food. They publish everything from one-color paperbacks to full-color, coffee-table volumes, not to mention the occasional children's picture book. Their titles, which include local guidebooks, neighborhood histories, nostalgic retrospectives, and more, sell throughout the book trade market. Their 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 they also publish custom and commemorative books for institutions, their main focus is building up their local interest list. As part of this effort, they are looking to engage prospective authors who are talented, motivated, and professional.
Questions & Registration: Contact Katie McDougall at katie@porchTN.org if you are interested in setting up a 15 minute meeting. Meeting slots will be available between 6:00 and 9:00pm on the 23rd, and 9:00 to noon on the 24th.