A Tradition of Quality
Thane & Prose Press is a literary imprint committed to a tradition of quality publishing, both in the excellence of its authors and the quality of the production of its books.
Established in 2009 by N. Thane Boulton, a 30-year publishing veteran, Thane & Prose Press is distinguished both by new authors of fiction and nonfiction, as well as the authors Thane has published for many years—writers who have been staunchly supported by booksellers and reviewers.
The future of the printed word has been the subject of much debate, led mostly by a chorus chanting its certain extinction. Thane & Prose Press believes that the quality of an engaging and well written work of fiction, poetry or nonfiction is not diluted by any one method of printing or display. Therefore, Thane & Prose Press acquires the author’s work for traditional soft and hardback print publication, and distributes to over 39,000 retailers, libraries, distributors, and educational institutions throughout The United States—and worldwide throughout 41 nations. In conjunction, Thane & Prose Press publishes its titles digitally across 70 different digital platforms, including iPad, Kobo, Kindle and Nook.
Equal Marketing & Public Relations Strategies For All of Our Authors
The majority of publishing houses have reduced their publicity and marketing budgets significantly over the past ten years, reserving those dollars for mass market books, celebrity titles, and serialized, cross-marketed books.
The result is a sea of press-worthy books left for the author to publicize on his or her own. While the inception of social media has empowered media civilians with some publicity tools, they have yet to match the reach achieved by national print, network television, radio, and webisode media impressions acquired through a carefully-timed strategic plan.
To that end, Thane Boulton leverages his more than twenty years of national publicity success in order to garner the largest possible audience for his authors. Our media impressions include an amalgam of multiple placements, such as The New York Times, The Today Show, Entertainment Tonight, Vh1, Oprah’s O Magazine, Anderson Cooper 360, CBS MarketWatch, CNN, The View, Martha Stewart Living and many more.
Today, acquiring press for oneself is not the challenge it once was; in fact, acquiring is no longer the challenge at all. Because of that, Thane & Prose designs story-driven public relations plans focused on the author’s personal journey as a way to distinguish him or her within the market—and add deeper meaning to the discourse generated by their work whether he or she is an established author, or presenting their first work of literature.
The Thane & Prose Press Bookstore
In addition to libraries and bookstores where Thane & Prose books can be found worldwide, we also sell our books directly to consumers through the Thane & Prose Press Bookstore.
Thane & Prose proudly invests in superior materials for all of its books: durable linen for its hardcovers, hearty papers for its rich matte finish dust jackets and paperback covers, and elegant, acid-free cream papers for all of its interior pages.
Designed by our award winning Design Directors Jerry Holthouse and Lynn Rawden, all Thane & Prose books are printed in The United States.
If you would like to have your work considered for publication by Thane & Prose, we recommend that you work with an established literary agent. For guidelines on preparing a query letter or proposal or finding an agent and/or publisher, we suggest that you check sources such as the Literary Market Place, The Writers Market, The Authors Guild, or contact Minota@thaneandprose.com at our sister company Thane & Prose Editorial Agency, which offers book proposal assistance for new authors.
Unfortunately, due to the large volume of submissions received, Thane & Prose does not accept unsolicited manuscripts or book proposals at this time.
Thane & Prose Press is also dedicated to the development of young authors; pursuant to that, the press awards an annual Thane & Prose Young Authors Grant to the one writer whose work we and our advisory board of university creative writing professors, literary journalists, and other published authors determine is an exceptional work worthy of publication. The grant provides authors with manuscript development, in the common case of partial manuscripts; complete manuscript editorial services; the publication of their title; a 100% royalty; and the marketing and promotion of their book.
The Thane & Prose Reading Tutors Fund is exclusively dedicated to providing American public schools with additional reading and reading comprehension tutors. Thus far, Thane & Prose has placed over 33 in class and after school support services for elementary, middle, and high school students in need of additional resources to aid their reading development.
For inquiries please contact Pauline Aguilera at Pauline@thaneandprose.com.
Thane & Prose Worldwide Distribution
Thane & Prose Press distributes to over 39,000 retailers, libraries, distributors, and educational institutions throughout The United States and worldwide throughout 41 nations—with careful attention and support to the independent bookseller. In conjunction, Thane & Prose Press publishes its titles digitally across 70 different digital platforms, including iPad, Kobo, Kindle and Nook.
We work closely with our teams domestically and abroad, aligning their launch marketing initiatives with the marketing strategy of the bookseller in order to create not just a demand for our author’s book—but a demand for the bookseller who sells their book.
Hardcover & Paperback
Throughout The United States With Our Partner:
Throughout The United Kingdom & Europe With Our Partners:
Book Depository Ltd
Coutts Information Services Ltd
Eden Interactive Ltd
Trust Media Distribution (formerly STL)
Paperback Shop Ltd
The Book Community Ltd
Throughout Australia & New Zealand With Our Partners:
Rainbow Book Agencies
University Co-operative Bookshop
Throughout the United States & Abroad With Our Partners:
All Romance eBooks US
Artech House US
Asia Books Thailand
Baker & Taylor
Barnes & Noble Nook
Better World Books (Qumpus, Inc) US
Bookshop Krisostomus Estonia
Campus eBooks Denmark
CoreSource Fulfillment Global
eBook.de Internet GmbH Germany
eBookShop South Africa
Five Senses Education Pty Ltd AU
Infibeam IndiaInktera USKalahari.net South Africa
Kobo Books Canada
Majesty Media Group US
Mardel, Inc. US
Mediander, LLC US
MPH Online Malaysia
Online Book Place India
Oyster Books US
Prints India India
Sainsbury’s – formerly Anobii
Saraiva e Siciliano Brazil
SBS Special Book Services Brazil
Spoiled Milk US
Spotlink Digital US
Textbooks.com (MBS) US
txtr GmbH Germany
UAB VIPsupply Lithuania
Zola Books US
2016 & 2017 Preview
Order In Real Time by Kreskin from Barnes & Noble.
Pre-Order The Rolling Stones in Swinging London, 1966 & 1967 by William Travis
Order Iowa or the entire compendium of poems by Lucas Hunt
Order The Art of the Dog by Thomas Purcell
Order How I Escaped Evangelical Hell, First Edition by Jon Jones
For additional Thane & Prose Press sales inquiries, please contact
James Dewie at James@thaneandprose.com.
Thane & Prose Press
Brooklyn, New York
Thane & Prose takes no responsibility for any manuscript so transmitted. No submission will be returned without a self-addressed stamped envelope. Please mail your submission along with a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
Thane & Prose Press
495 Henry Street
Brooklyn, New York 11231
Contacting Our Authors
We welcome letters to our authors. If you would like to contact an author, please mail a letter addressed to the author’s name, in care of Thane & Prose Press, at the above address. We will do our best to forward all mail in a timely manner.