The Birth of Medallion Press
Like many of you who are published authors, one of the happiest days of my life was the day I sold my first book. The elation lasted a long time. Th...view moreThe Birth of Medallion Press
Like many of you who are published authors, one of the happiest days of my life was the day I sold my first book. The elation lasted a long time. Then reality set in. Unlike the commercial for a certain drugstore chain, life is simply not perfect. Being a published author is not all it’s cracked up to be either. After my second book I found myself commiserating with fellow authors about the ups and downs of the publishing world.
As a reader I had complaints as well. Why, for instance, couldn’t a great story have a great cover? Why did that beautiful book I bought, with the exciting back blurb, turn out to be such a stinker?
A book, to me, is a treasure. Each one I buy should be a separate gem, something to read, reread, and keep on my shelf forever. In the real world, of course, this simply isn’t possible, but it didn’t stop my complaints.
After listening to myself whine and moan for a time, I decided to put my money where my mouth is. And in June of 2003 Medallion Press, Inc. was born.
I love books. I looooooove them. I love to not only read them but gaze at them, touch them, smell them. Books contain magic. They transport. They are light, easy to carry, generally inexpensive; in short, simply the greatest form of entertainment. My love of books is at the very heart of Medallion.
Every book Medallion produces is considered a mini work of art. From concept to cover, it is nurtured each step of the way. Authors, myself included, tend to think of their books as children. Medallion has had the honor of welcoming many “children” to the world. Our goal is to have you, the reader, find the treasure you expect in every one of our books. Our mission is to have every title you buy end up on your “keeper” shelf. Our greatest joy, and ultimate expectation, is not to have readers say, “When is the next so-and-so author coming out?” but “When is the next Medallion book going to be on the shelves?”
This dedication to quality is what drives Medallion Press. It is what drives its enthusiastic and talented staff. And it is, I hope, what will keep you all coming back for more.
~ Helen A Rosburgview less