Greetings from The History Press! We are an award-winning, traditional press specialized in publishing works on local and regional history.
If you have ever considered writing a book, our press may be a great fit for you. The History Press finances and manages the entire publishing process, from editing and production to publicity, marketing, and distribution. Our books are affordable and attractive and our sales and marketing team diligently works to give exposure to our titles. People can find them on the shelves of the big chain bookstores as well as in local antique, gift, and book shops.
Our books fall under several series, including:
•Brief Histories: Accessible introductions to the history of a town, region or neighborhood comprising 30,000-35,000 words and 60-85 images.
•American Chronicles: Collections of historical vignettes – columns, articles, essays – culled from historic newspapers and organizational newsletters comprising 30,000-35,000 words and 30-40 images.
•Vintage Images: Image driven books that document a community’s “lost” or otherwise changed landscape through 140-200 images and 15,000 words of captions and chapter introductions.
•Wicked: Books in this series look at the bizarre and sometimes criminal history of a town – the “seedy underbelly” that is often overlooked. Typically 30-38,000 words with 35-40 images.
•History & Guide: Fairly straightforward guide books to provide history and walking tours for a local area, comprising 25-30,000 words and 100-120 images.
•Landmarks: Accessible and well-illustrated histories of significant landmarks or historical sites, containing 35-40,000 words and 60-75 images.
•Forgotten Tales: Illustrated quirky and fun collections of lost stories and offbeat events for a local town or area. These are shorter in nature, with 30-35,000 words and 15-20 in-house illustrations.
•True Crime and Murder and Mayhem: There are two versions in this series, the major variation being True Crime focuses on one specific crime or criminal and Murder and Mayhem highlights a number of crimes or criminals from a specific time period. These are comprised of 32-35,000 words and 35-45 images.
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