What is Prairieland Press?
Prairieland Press is a small midwest hybrid publishing company. We focus on publishing quality books for readers of all ages as well as educational materials for teachers.
Who is the owner of Prairieland Press?
Prairieland Press is owned and operated by N. L. Sharp. Sharp is the author of several books for children, including the picture book Today I’m Going Fishing with My Dad (a former Nebraska Golden Sower nominee) and the middle grade novel Keeping Captain, the 2017 Nebraska Center for the Book Award winner in the Children’s Category.
What is the story behind Prairieland Press?
In 2004, Sharp was publishing with a small Nebraska publisher out of Crete, Nebraska. When that publishing company declared bankruptcy, Sharp was faced with a decision. She could either watch her book The Ring Bear disappear or she could establish her own company to market and sell through the inventory on that title. She chose the second option and Prairieland Press was born.
Originally, Prairieland Press was committed solely to N. L. Sharp and her books. But in 2015, Sharp opened the doors of her publishing house to a limited number of other authors and became a hybrid publishing house.
What exactly is the publishing model at Prairieland Press?
Sharp uses a publishing model known as hybrid publishing. In short, Sharp and her authors partner together to publish, market, and sell the books that Prairieland Press produces. You may read more about this publishing model here, at Publisher’s Weekly. In this article, it states that the Independent Book Publishing Association (IBPA) has developed a nine-point list of criteria defining what it means to be a reputable hybrid publisher. Click here for an in-depth explanation from Sharp on how her company meets each of these points.
What types of books do you publish at Prairieland Press?
Prairieland Press proudly publishes books that we believe are suitable for the entire family. Most of our books are written for children, but we do have one title aimed at adults: Forever Heroes. Because Wagner was a teacher for more than twenty years, Prairieland Press is currently in the process of creating supplementary materials for the books to help teachers make the best use of them in the classroom.
Where may I purchase your books?
Besides the usual suspects (local bookstores, Amazon, etc.) our books are available through our wholesale distributor Ingram. Plus, we have recently added our own online bookstore.
But if you are a library OR you want multiple copies of one or more titles, please contact us directly for special pricing.
I am interested in publishing with Prairieland Press. How do I make that happen?
Unfortunately, Prairieland Press is a small company, and is open by invitation only. Therefore, we are not accepting any unsolicited writing projects from authors, and any writing submitted will be ignored.
I have more questions? How can I get in touch with you?
The easiest way to contact us if via our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!
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