Making History Publishing Company
The personnel who have made and are making the books of HPC
Publisher — Don Bracken, acquisitions, content editor, promotion. He graduated from Manhattan College.
Cover Designer — Robert Aulicino, former chief designer at Random House. Designed titles for Daniel J. Boorstin, Ken Auletta, others. HPC titles include Custer Survivor, Broken Bodies/Shattered Minds, Christmas 1945, America and the Vatican, The Meals of War, Defying Evil, Beating the GI Blues. He graduated from Pratt Institute.
Interior Design — Angela Werner studied at the University of Maine. Her titles include Custer Survivor, Briken Bodies/Shattered Minds both titles receiving starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Library Journal and Christmas 1945 a best seller on Barnes and Noble.com.
Senior Editor — Alexis Starke graduated from Dartmouth College and earned her graduate degree at the National University of Ireland. Edited Christmas 1945, Defying Evil.
Indexer — Kendra Millis has indexed all HPC titles since 2009. She received her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College, her Master’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and completed Ph.D. coursework at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Marketing Director — Amelie Southwood graduated from the University of Oregon, anchored a CNN radio program in Oregon and was Vice President of Marketing at Moody Communication. She directs marketing into the special sales and all non-bookstore channels.
Web Designer — Ross Bracco and worked in product development at Xerox Corporation before becoming an independent web developer.
Distribution — History Publishing Company, Chronology Books, and Today’s Books are customarily placed in all the chains, including Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, Hastings, and in internet outlets internationally. Independent bookstores are serviced through wholesaler Ingram in the U.S., Canada and the UK. And libraries are serviced by Baker and Taylor, the principal supplier to the various library systems in North America, as well as Follett Library Services, Brodart, Emery-Pratt and others.
Other Editors and Designers
Editor — Leslie Hayes graduated from Columbia University and previously worked at the National Book Foundation, edited Don’t Shoot! We’re Republicans!
Interior Design and Editor — Tom Cameron — interior designer for Legerdemain, The Words of War, and How to Survive in an Organization and editor of Homeland Insecurity. Earned his BA and MA at The American University in Washington, D.C.
Cover Designer — C. Fuenfhausen, now senior designer at Penguin designed Legerdemain, Hunting the American Terrorist, Homeland Insecurity and others.
History Publishing Company reaches out to the indie bookstores nationwide, in addition to servicing Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, Baker and Taylor, Follett Library Services, Brodart, Unique, QBI, and others.
HPC uses American sources to meet its needs. Thomson-Shore, an employee-owned and highly regarded book printer located in Dexter, Michigan has been supplying HPC since its beginning. T-Shore has state-of-the-art equipment and is capable of producing reprint runs in eleven working days. To this end HPC has been successful in implementing a min/max inventory control that provides a steady flow of books to the trade and insures that those titles in high demand will be readily available.
HPC has a long relationship with Ingram, the key wholesaler to the book trade, and Baker and Taylor, the key wholesaler to all the American library systems. The two are vital centers in the publishing industry. Through newly-implemented technology, a watchful eye is kept, not only on the demand for books but also for the beginning of returns, a signal that the sales trajectory has arced.