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The University Press of Kentucky has a dual mission—the publication of books of high scholarly merit in a variety of fields for a largely academic audience and the publication of books about the history and culture of Kentucky, the Ohio Valley region, the Upper South, and Appalachia. The Press is the statewide mandated nonprofit scholarly publisher for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, operated as an agency of the University of Kentucky and serving all state institutions of higher learning, plus five private colleges and Kentucky's two major historical societies.
"Since 1858, The American Printing House for the Blind has operated in Louisville, Kentucky as the World's largest nonprofit organization creating accessible learning experiences through educational, workplace, and independent living products and services for people who are blind and visually impaired." --The American Printing House: About
"The Jesse Stuart Foundation (JSF), a nonprofit organization established by Jesse Stuart and his wife Naomi Deane Stuart in 1979, is a regional publisher and bookseller that controls the rights to Stuart's works and republishes his out-of-print works along with books by other Kentucky and Appalachian authors." --Jesse Stuart Foundation: About
"Sarabande Books is a nonprofit literary press founded in Louisville, Kentucky. Established in 1994 to champion poetry, fiction, and essay, we are committed to creating lasting editions that honor exceptional writing... Through our internship program, Sarabande Writing Labs Program, and Flo Gault Student Poetry Prize, we are proud to invest in emerging writers and serve as an educational resource locally and nationally. Sarabande publishes ten to twelve books a year, including selections for the Mary McCarthy prize in fiction, the Kathryn A. Morton prize in poetry, and the Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature." -- Sarabande Books: Mission
"Broadstone Media is a cultural promotion company based in Frankfort, Kentucky, engaged in book publishing and gallery management, operated by partners Larry W. Moore and Stephanie Potter. Founded in 2003 by Larry and long-time friend Stephen Taylor, the name "Broadstone" is an amalgam of Broadway and Limestone, for the streets in Lexington, Kentucky where they attended college... The company first became active in publishing in 2003 under the imprint Broadstone Books." --Broadstonebooks.com