Character Publishing sparked into being when a mother of four avid readers decided to take a more active role in the molding of her children's characters through strategic book selection. Since most publishing houses and bookstores categorize children's books by genres or age groups, it was particularly difficult and time consuming to choose books for her children which taught particular values, skills, and ideas.
Realizing that very few parents have time to sift through the descriptions of each children' book before purchase, much less to pre-read each book to decipher its content, this mother of four decided to create her own publishing world. At Character Publishing, the books are categorized by the qualities that they enhance in your child, taking the mystery (and riskiness) out of shopping for children's books.
Genesis Press is the largest privately owned African-American book publisher in the country. Founded in Columbus, Mississippi in 1993, by two African-American attorneys, Genesis spawned the Indigo imprint, which was rapidly followed by Indigo After Dark, a series of erotica anthologies, and Love Spectrum, which portrays interracial relationships. Since then, Genesis has steadily increased its reach, and now brings its readers everything from suspense and science fiction to Christian-oriented romance and non-fiction.
Quail Ridge Press publishes the 'Best of the Best' cookbook series, spotlighting the best recipes from America's local cookbooks. Also publishes some regional children's picture books and inspirational titles.
The University Press of Mississippi was founded in 1970 and is supported by Mississippi's eight state universities. UPM publishes scholarly books of the highest distinction and books that interpret the south and its culture to the nation and the world.
Founded in 1975, Yoknapatawpha Press is a southern regional small press which publishes works by southern writers. It is owned and operated by co-publishers and editors, Dean Faulkner Wells and Lawrence Wells.