Welcome to Three Women Press!
Five years ago we began as three women with a goal: to publish great books that might not otherwise reach readers.
We were writers, editors, marketers and saleswomen, determined to find those books that might slip between the cracks of the big houses. Of course more than a few wrinkles had to be ironed out as we all discovered what it was like to partner in more than just birthing a book, but in building a whole new realm.
Before too long, others heard of our dream and wanted to become involved. The partners changed a few times, and eventually we became one woman and a man. It didn’t matter, because the unifying factor is that we love great books – and want to get them into the hands of booksellers and readers.
But Three Women Press is bigger than a book, and it’s bigger than all of us. It’s really a dream. Because a good book is like magic! It will take you to places you’ve never been before. It will bring you into the souls of amazing characters who will touch your heart. Best of all, when that final page is turned, a good book will leave you changed.
Our debut novel, The Book Lover, exceeded our expectations. The Book Lover was selected by the independent booksellers of the American Booksellers Association as a prestigious Indie Next Pick! The reviews were wonderful. (Check out ourPress page!) And the sales…pretty impressive for the debut novel of a new small press!
Then, just like in a good novel…things changed in surprising ways. The publishing world was suddenly in the midst of a revolution as the number of self-published books began to eclipse traditionally published books. Things were getting turned upside down: in some cases with self-published books becoming bestsellers!
Everyone in the book world was scrambling to figure out the future and we…well, we took a big pause and collected our breath. Then life threw a few curve balls our way. But to make a long story that would no doubt make a good book short…we are back! And we are more determined than ever to fulfill our original dream.
2018 will be a big year for us! We will be releasing The Cemetery Keeper’s Wife by Maryann McFadden, her second novel with us! Maryann is a darling of indie booksellers, with three Indie Next Pick awards! We are hoping for a fourth.
We have several other authors under consideration, one a veteran novelist and one a debut novelist. Both are extremely talented writers whose books we think you may fall in love with!
Whether you are a reader, librarian, or bookseller, we hope you will support us in our efforts to bring the magic of a good book to your doorstep!
The Team at Three Women Press