The Print Division of Mesa Verde Publishing develops reference book manuscripts for print and online reference book publishers in the field of history. These days, the demands on people’s time don’t allow them to read as much as they used to. Even college students are less and less able to devote enough time to a topic to read through an entire academic book, unless it is a core part of their studies. Reference encyclopedias and handbooks allow college students, high school students, and any other interested readers to quickly find information on specific topics and place that information in the historical context necessary for understanding.
Although academic historians are excellent at researching and writing about new discoveries and interpretations of history, it takes an additional set of skills to make those discoveries and interpretations relevant and accessible to nonspecialists.
The experience of Mesa Verde Publishing’s partners has given them the knowledge and expertise to successfully produce manuscripts for reference book projects. Steven Danver has both the academic background (Ph.D. in history from the University of Utah) and fourteen years of experience managing the development of reference books. Lauren Danver brings the administrative skills built up over twenty-plus years in business administration. Together, they are able to develop manuscripts that are academically sound, written and organized in an easy-to-use way, and produced on time and within budget.
Should you wish to discuss the possibility of putting Mesa Verde Publishing to work on your reference book project or idea, please get in touch with us using our contact form.