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Reedy Press was co-founded in 2003 in St. Louis, Missouri, by Josh Stevens and Matthew Heidenry, two museum publishing professionals who sought to help cultural institutions and organizations publish books. In the early years, Reedy’s list of clients grew to include schools and cities, with commemorative books soon becoming a specialty. Professionals and companies joined the mix of publishing partners, as titles began to encompass everything from narrative histories to cookbooks to children’s picture books.
In recent years, the company has increased the number of titles it publishes traditionally while still partnering with clients on myriad projects. The current owner, Josh Stevens, sees the balance of traditional and commemorative/custom titles as the key to continued success.
Since its founding in 2003, Reedy Press has released hundreds of books. The list of titles and clients continues to expand.
Owner Josh Stevens is a longtime publishing professional. His educational background and professional experience include an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and work in trade, textbook, and museum publishing.
Book production is led by Barbara Northcott. Following a BA from Boston College, Barbara held editorial, design, and production management positions with publishers including Simon & Schuster and Harcourt Brace, in addition to work for universities and corporate clients.
After working for 20+ years at a major chemical/pharmaceutical company, Don Korte joined Reedy Press in 2009. He has worked in a variety of capacities, including production, sales, and distribution.
Author liaison Elizabeth Terry helps our authors navigate title promotions through events, media, and sales opportunities. She has a masters in public history from James Madison University and is the author of Oysters to Angus: Three Generations of the St. Louis Faust Family, and co-authored the popular Ethnic St. Louis.
Originally from Ohio, Lanna Demers moved to St. Louis to work for Reedy Press in May 2016. Lanna manages the warehouse, order distribution, social media, and helps with media and PR. Outside of work, you can find Lanna walking her dog in Tower Grove Park or riding horses.
Our retail specialist Mischelle Leahy has been active in the high end gift industry for over 20 years, most recently partnering with a midwest marketing manager in gifts and publications. In addition to her sales experience, she has organized and participated in many book-related charity events.
Dave Shaheen, a full-stack software engineer with 10+ years of professional experience, manages application development and IT.