40 Press celebrates launch at Once Upon A Crime


Seated, left to right: Kathleen Vellenga (Strangers in Our Midst) Richard A. Thompson (Lowertown) Pat Dennis (Murder By Chance) Standing: David Housewright (The Holland Taylor Trilogy reprints) Nick Dimassis (Editorial director) Joe Riley (Publisher) E. Kelly Keady (Marketting Director/ author of The Cross of St. Maro, The Fall of St. Sebastian)

New Anoka based publisher 40 Press kicked things off at Once Upon A Crime. Marketing director E Kelly Keady moderated a panel that included 40 Press authors Kathleen Vellenga (Strangers in Our Midst), Richard A. Thompson (Lowertown), Pat Dennis (Murder By Chance), and David Housewright (The Holland Taylor Trilogy).

When asked about their business philosophy, publisher Joe Riley offered the following:
The trio uses a new publishing business model-

Take chances on new talent to evolve over several years to recoup their investment.

Print back-lists from bestselling authors from seeing the light of day when a demand still exists for these classics

As a small independent publisher with reduced overhead and better margins, they can “take chances on emerging talent and bringing the classics back into print.”