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About Us




Fairhaven Press was founded in 2011 by a group of professors who had strong literary or journalistic backgrounds. Our aim was to provide a venue for academic scholarship written for a mass audience. We are headquartered in Austin, Texas but have people scattered through the Southern US, Pacific Northwest, Latin America and Europe. We are hoping to continue expanding globally.


We currently have three types of books that we publish:


1. Our primary category remains academic or intellectual titles that are written for a mass audience. The key to these titles is a combination of strong writing skill and solid academic information.


2. Our secondary category is with reference books and out-of-print titles. Reference books remain one of the best-selling categories in print books. They are nice to have as collectibles and daily reference items. There are also many out-of-print titles that are seminal to our fields of research. We carefully restore and bring back to life these key titles.


3. Our third category are those books that are needed for specific schools & organizations. We regularly partner with schools, universities and individual faculty members to produce books that are specifically needed but not currently available. If you are wondering why we published a specific title because it doesn't fit one of the first two categories, this is probably the answer. Somewhere out there, someone asked for the book, so we produced it. If you have a suggestion, feel free to get in touch.


Our Genres


We are often asked about the rationale for our genres, as they don't appear on the surface to have an underlying theme. The answer is simple: They represent the academic fields that our founders work in and are qualified to edit, select and promote.


Those genres are (in no particular order):


1. Culture, travel and religion: We have a lot of experience with anthropology and cultural studies with Fairhaven Press. We are also experienced travelers and have taught in religious schools as well as secular. These are all fields that we have strong background and interest in. There are a number of cultural, travel and religious studies books in various stages of production right now.


2. Music:  We equally have a lot of people with teaching and performing experience in music. We specialize in string music and have launched the String Music Archaeology and String Music Library projects to study the early history and cultural impacts of string music and stringed instruments. We anticipate a number of titles being released in this area in the foreseeable future.


3. Communication, current events and literature: Again, most of us come from a literary or journalistic background. As such, all topics in these lines are open to consideration. We don't do much in fiction, but make exceptions when it is a good fit for us or if there is another compelling reason to.


4. Education and research: A number of our faculty teach education courses and have extensive pedagogical research. We anticipate some future titles in this field.


5. Transportation and STEM: A couple of our founders have extensive experience with mechanical and aeronautical engineering. While a bit of a stretch from our other works, we have authors working on fascinating research in the field of STEM education with particular focus on the automotive and aeronautical fields.