Texas Book Consortium

Texas A&M University Press provides warehousing, fulfillment, and accounting services for the Texas Book Consortium, a group of university and small presses located around the state.

  • TCU Press, Fort Worth
  • Texas State Historical Association Press, Austin
  • University of North Texas Press, Denton
  • State House Press, Abilene
  • Texas Review Press, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville
  • Stephen F. Austin State University Press, Nacogdoches
  • Winedale Publishing, Round Top
  • Shearer Publishing, Fredericksburg

Each of the presses in the Texas Book Consortium acquire and publish their own books, which are then housed and sold by Texas A&M Press from its facility in College Station. Each press brings a distinct character to its publishing program, yet taken together the publishers in the Texas Book Consortium have provided an essential link to the history, culture, and literary life of the state and region, nurturing award-winning and sometimes groundbreaking works of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry.

 

To browse books by a certain publisher, simply click on that publisher’s icon below.

State House Press

State House Press publishes not only Texana by contemporary authors but reprints of classic accounts of Texas life and history otherwise inaccessible to the general public. It has developed an enviable reputation for high standards of scholarship and readability. As Kent Biffle of the Dallas Morning News once said, “I never met a State House Press book I didn’t like.”

State House Press also specializes in books on the history of the Old South and the Civil War. The goal of State House Press has always been to make history accessible to as many readers as possible. To accomplish this task, we have recruited some of America’s leading historians and many bright new scholars. We believe firmly in narrative history, in telling a good story, and telling it well – without losing sight of the people who made history and the events that changed a nation.

In addition to individual book titles, State House Press publishes three series of books: The Texas Heritage Series, the Military History of Texas Series, and the Civil War Campaign and Commanders Series.

For many of our authors, State House Press is a first pathway to tell their story, having all the prestige, protocols, and marketing of a university press, but without many of the agendas and pretensions. “State House has been very good to me,” said Rock Legend and Alamo Enthusiast Phil Collins, and author of The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector’s Journey. “The people I worked with were very helpful, and enthusiastic. I could never have done a book without a company that was sympathetic to the direction I wanted to go.”

State House Press is operated by the McWhiney History Education Group, recipient of the Mary Moody Northern Award of the Texas Historical Foundation for these publishing activities and the Mitchell Wilder Award for Excellence in Publications and Media Design from the Texas Association of Museums. They operate a historical touring company and develop online educational offerings for the general public and college audiences. You can browse State House Press books by clicking here, though specialized series are listed separately. Be sure to check for special sales of selected items.

 


CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Mailing Address:

State House Press
1 McMurry University, #637
Abilene, Texas 79697

 

Phone: 325-793-4686

 

Susan Frazier, Chief Financial Officer

director@tfhcc.com