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.

 

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TCU Press

Publishing since 1947, TCU Press is an award-winning academic publisher whose primary function is to acquire, develop, design, produce, and market quality books of scholarly, intellectual, and artistic merit. Traditionally TCU has developed a strong publishing record in the areas of Texana and Southwestern history, literature, and culture, and many of its books have received recognition from scholars and general readers alike for their contributions to regional and local studies. To bring distinction to its parent university, TCU Press is committed to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge and artistic expression.

TCU Press has several well-established and well-received series. The Texas Tradition Series reprints classic Texas literature that would otherwise disappear from bookstores and libraries, such as the work of Elmer Kelton. One of the greatest contemporary western writers, Kelton novels won eight Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America and four Western Heritage Awards from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. The Chisholm Trail Series offers books that capture the history and culture of Texas, and Chaparral Books for Young Readers are historical fiction for young adult readers. Believing that history can often come alive more through fiction than textbooks, the aim of the Chaparral series is to captivate youngsters with tales of Texas history.

Two other TCU Press series have won both awards and praise. The Texas Biography Series, sponsored by the Center for Texas Studies at TCU, offers scholarly biographies of Texans who made strong contributions to Texas history, such as Emily Austin, Edmund J. Davis, John S. “Rip” Ford, Adele Briscoe Looscan, and José de los Santos Benavides. Equally well received is the Texas Poet Laureate Series. Begun in 2005, this series has published new and selected work of the most esteemed and accomplished poets in Texas, such as James Hoggard, Walt McDonald, Alan Birkelbach, Karla Morton, Red Steagall, Paul Ruffin, Jan Seale, Larry D. Thomas, Steven Fromholz, David M. Parsons, and Carmen Tafolla.

TCU Press is also the proud publisher of award-winning fiction, including the acclaimed novels of Dan Jenkins, Jan Reid, Tom Zigal, Gerald Duff, Patrick Dearen, Marian Martinello, Beverly Lowry, and C. W. Smith.

As a trade publisher, TCU Press has produced a number of beautiful and distinguished coffee table and photography books, including Calvin Littlejohn: Portrait of a Community in Black and White, Day of the Dead, Going to Texas: Five Centuries of Texas Maps, Shots of Knowledge: The Science of Whiskey, Weird Yet Strange: Notes from an Austin Music Artist, and its Deco books: Hill Country Deco, Fair Park Deco, and DFW Deco.

TCU Press has won awards from the Texas Institute of Letters, the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Western Writers of America, the Texas State Historical Association, the Philosophical Society of Texas, the Academy of Western Artists, the Will Rogers Medallion Award Committee, and PENWest, among others.

 

VISION STATEMENT

TCU Press seeks to expand upon the university’s core mission through the discovery, development, and dissemination of knowledge by the publication of significant, relevant, and innovative titles in the areas of history and literature of Texas and the American West, with a distinct focus on the discovery and preservation of regional and local history. As an academic publisher, TCU Press contributes to the existing body of scholarly knowledge and creativity.

 

GOALS STATEMENT

To be a dynamic university press using the most current technology to publish innovative and significant titles and to carry the TCU imprint into the literary world in all its forms.

 


CONTACT INFORMATION

 

Mailing Address:

TCU Box 298300

Fort Worth, TX 76129

 

Shipping Address:

3000 Sandage Ave.

Fort Worth, TX 76109

 

Phone: (817) 257-7822

Fax: (817) 257-5075

 


 

Dr. Dan Williams, Director

(817) 257-5907

d.e.williams@tcu.edu

 

Melinda Esco, Production Manager

(817) 257-6874

m.esco@tcu.edu

 

Kathy Walton, Editor

(817) 257-5074

k.s.walton@tcu.edu

 

Rebecca Allen, Marketing Manager

(817) 257-6872

rebecca.a.allen@tcu.edu

 

Molly Spain, Office Manager

(817) 257-7822

molly.spain@tcu.edu