History Press in the Spotlight

March 29, 2013

News, Notes from the Editor

2013 Milestones

Visit the History Press website this week, and you’ll notice a giant ribbon announcement proudly touting the recent acknowledgement from Publishers Weekly as a 2012 Fastest-Growing Independent Publisher. For a company that began in 2004 with a small band of committed publishing professionals and enthusiastic authors working together to produce 20 titles, it’s an impressive leap to today’s bustling office (smiling group photo below). In addition to now boasting coast-to-coast representation and an ever-expanding digital list, the History Press is extremely proud to be nearing another milestone: 2,000 titles in print. Thank you to all of the history buffs and book lovers who have contributed to the company’s success!

History Press February 2013

Read the full “Fastest-Growing Independent Publishers, 2012” article and the 2011 feature on the History Press, “History Marches On,” at Publishers Weekly. A big congratulations to fellow fast-growing 2012 indies: Soho Press, Other Press, BenBella Books, Smithsonian Books, Chelsea Green Publishing, Ulysses Press, Wisdom Publications, Sasquatch Books, and Cleis Press.

Special congratulations also go out to The History Press UK, who’ve been making their own splash with a special marketing campaign. The press is the winner of a prestigious 2013 IPG Independent Publishing honor: the Nielsen Digital Marketing Award.

CEO Stuart Biles and Publishing & Digital Director Laura Perehinec

The History Press wins here for its expansive campaign around the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Judges were impressed by its courting of specialist online communities and social media work, and liked the way The History Press had measured the impact of its marketing on sales. “For a small publisher to cut through all the noise going on around the Titanic anniversary and achieve so much on a tiny budget is incredibly impressive.” Faber & Faber and Nosy Crow

Follow The History Press’ award-winning Titanic Voyage on Twitter @TitanicRealTime to “experience Titanic’s epic journey with minute-by-minute tweets as if from on board the ship itself.”

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