This article showcases our top picks for the best Tennessee based Publishing companies. These startups and companies operate a variety of Publishing solutions. We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands. Regardless, they are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Tennessee Publishing Companies
Grabbr is a social referral marketing platform that facilitates the recommendation of a friend digitally. It allows businesses to create a customized message, uploads, and lock a digital reward to that message, allowing customers to leverage the value of their social fan bases to share the message in exchange for unlocking the digital reward.
That process continues multiple generations deep as consumers continue sharing with their friends in exchange for unlocking rewards.. .
BindTech is a private trade bindery and book manufacturer for major printers and publishers. The company’s manufacturing capabilities include hardcover binding, smyth sewing, wire-o, wire spiral binding, plastic spiral and GBC.
It also has a very large capacity for high-speed perfect binding, including PUR and lay-flat binding. PUR adhesive is considered the strongest adhesive binding in the industry, especially when coated paper stock is involved.
BindTech offers a wide array of finishing and post-press services accompanied by a selection of decoration, packaging, loose-leaf, and boxing services for customer needs. The Deluxe Book division of BindTech specializes in leather binding with gilded edges, hubbed spines, silk ribbon page markers and intricate multi-colored foil stamping and debossing..
BTC Media is a Bitcoin and blockchain media company that works globally from the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, America’s Music City. Here, from their front-row seat in the fast-growing fintech industry, They gather and distribute the information, education, and research that are building the financial systems of the future.
And they have a great time doing it. Their clients include everyone from tech startups to Fortune 500 financial titans.
Like them, they are driven by a vision of money moving faster, cheaper and more conveniently around the globe; of individuals everywhere empowered by financial freedom and security. BTC Media keeps the world informed through products and services that include Bitcoin Magazine, yBitcoin and The Distributed Ledger, the planet’s most widely read digital currency publications, along with multi-media educational information and services about financial technology..
Leafless is a new ebook marketplace that gives authors a better way to reach an audience and earn more revenue. They are at the forefront of a publishing renaissance.
Not since the screw press has there been so much change in the industry. Change in the way they write, change in the way they read, change in the way they acquire books; what hasn’t changed is the way that many publishers feel that they are the sole guardians at the gate.
Thousands of great books are only in existence thanks to authors who had the courage to keep pushing, after tens, hundreds, of rejection letters. What good is writing the next great novel if nobody gets to read it? They created Leafless to get books into the hands of readers and let their voices be heard.
Everybody has a voice, the author wants to be heard, and the reader wants to tell his friends about the next great book.. .
Founded in 2005, Uncrate is the original buyer’s guide for men, both online and in print. Widely known for uncovering the best men’s gear, automobiles, and apparel, Uncrate reaches a large, influential audience of more than 2 million discerning men every month, making it the largest publication dedicated to men’s gear and style.
Uncrate was recently named to Time Magazine’s 50 Best Websites list.. .
Ingram Content Group
Ingram Content Group Inc. is the world’s largest and most trusted distributor of physical and digital content.
We provide books, music and media content to over 38,000 retailers, libraries, schools and distribution partners in 195 countries. More than 25,000 publishers use Ingram’s fully integrated physical and digital solutions and programs to realize the full business potential of books..
247Sports is a digital media enterprise focused on delivering original sports and entertainment news on a team-by-team basis to sports fans across the world through a spectrum of platforms. Launched in 2010 by the founders of Rivals.com (acquired by Yahoo!), 247Sports creates innovative and unique technology and data-driven products designed for more engaging consumption of team-specific sports news, like the Bolts Team News feed, Crystal Ball prediction engine, Industry Composite Rankings and the Internet’s best Player Database.
With more than 20 million monthly unique users according to Google Analytics, more than 20 million social followers, and more than 2 million daily newsletter subscribers, 247Sports reaches fans via team-specific online publications and websites, VIP insider subscription services, online news feeds, social platforms, daily newsletters and mobile apps as well as through its exclusive partnership with CBSSports.com. Milestone: 247Sports registered 22.754 million unique users according to comScore in January 2016, reaching 8.8% of the total U.S.
internet audience and placed No. 10 overall in the sports category..
StyleBlueprint, LLC is a digital media company delivering original, daily content for women in five southern cities as well as a growing regional edition. StyleBlueprint.com has been read by over three million unique readers in the past year.
It also has a successful ecommerce platform for local businesses, SB Deal, and the SBGuide.com which is a highly-curated guide of “where to go and what to do” in each city. The newest product is the SB App, which integrates iBeacon technology and the SB Guide using a patent-pending approach to small business marketing.
The future of StyleBlueprint is not only its award-winning content, but the ability to expand the SB App in to many more markets.. .
Pop Culture Media
Pop Culture Media through its brands ComicBook.com and PopCulture.com, is an entertainment media company for a generation passionate about larger than life characters, celebrities and entertainment franchises. Pop Culture Media reaches more than 28 million monthly unique visitors (Google Analytics: March 2018) and 27 million social followers.
It’s the nation’s go-to source for all things pop culture. From celebrity and trending news to comics, anime, gaming, and franchises like The Walking Dead, Star Wars, Star Trek, Netflix and WWE, ComicBook.com and PopCulture.com speak to a genre of fans that eat, sleep and play amidst today’s pop culture..
Endeavor Business Media
Endeavor Business Media operates as a business-to-business media company. Our mission is to deliver the highest-quality content in the markets we serve and to do so in the various, multi-channel formats that today’s readers demand.
From enewletters to monthly magazines to live in-person events, Endeavor Business Media provides the best opportunities for readers to stay knowledgeable and advertisers to remain relevant.. .
LifeWay Christian Resources
LifeWay Christian Resources exists to assist churches and believers to evangelize the world to Christ, develop believers, and grow churches by being the best provider of relevant, high quality, high value Christian products and services. LifeWay Christian Resources is one of the world’s largest providers of Christian products and services, including Bibles, Bible studies, research, church music and supplies, and digital services.
LifeWay is a nonprofit organization that reinvests income above operating expenses in mission work and other ministries around the world.. .
Sunday School Publishing Board
The Sunday School Publishing Board (SSPB) is one of the largest; most established African-American owned publishing companies in the country, headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. SSPB has produced Christian-related resources such as spiritual growth books, devotionals, textbooks, curriculum, Bibles, hymnals, merchandise, and church supplies for one hundred years.
The Sunday School Publishing Board is committed to equipping congregations around the world tools and resources that help both individuals and congregations strive toward greater faith-filled living, as well as being well equipped to fulfill the Great Commission. They have a threefold responsibility to develop, produce, and distribute inspirational curriculum and materials to edify and enrich all age levels of their constituency..
Start My Song
Start My Song helps songwriters get their music in front of music publishers, music supervisors, recording artists, advertising agencies, and others looking for that next big hit! In the past, getting a new song heard by the right person in the music industry required endless amounts of effort and great connections since publishers and music supervisors are constantly bombarded with new material to the point that they are unable to listen to the rising pile of CDs on their desk. Start My Song is hoping to change this by providing a unique new service to songwriters and music industry professionals everywhere.
Start My Song is a web application where anyone can upload their new song demos ready for publishing. Anyone else in the world can listen to and rank the songs allowing Start My Song to create a TOP SONGS list directly on the homepage (http://startmysong.com).
All one needs to do is visit Startmysong.com to begin hearing today’s newest material from songwriters everywhere pre-filtered by the end users. The PLAY ALL button makes it even easier as one can just sit back and listen while the top songs playlist plays the newest hits in order of popularity.
When music publishers, music supervisors, recording artists, advertising agencies and others looking for new songs find that hit they’ve been looking for, they can simply click the “Publish / License / Record” button to begin the process of making use of that song. Each song and artist gets a unique URL making the music on Start My Song easy to share increasing the viral capabilities of the artists’ songs.
The ShareThis widget increases the viral capabilities further by allowing users to share each unique link via email or on the social network of their choice directly from the artist’s or song’s page. Start My Song also works with the iPhone where other flash based streaming music sites fail.
Songs played from Start My Song via the iPhone browser will play on the iphone quicktime player as opposed to the normal flash player allowing listeners to hear the newest songs from anywhere.. .
ComicBookMovie is a website that reports breaking news and provides unique content about current Hollywood projects. The website is a source for comic book movie news and rumors as well as other exciting entertainment news.
It was launched during the infancy of Hollywood’s interest in adapting movies from comic books and graphic novels and has become an online destination for information about the genre. Currently, the website has millions of monthly visitors and the most active online community in the genre.
In 2008, ComicBookMovie expanded its coverage to include all science fiction, fantasy, and horror-related properties, but retains its main focus upon comic book movies. ComicBookMovie was launched in 2003 in Cedar Hill, Tennessee..
301 Digital Media
301 Digital Media is a digital marketing agency that is focused on the development of technology solutions which enable brands to connect with their customers. It is focused on the development of web content for mobiles, PCs, and tablets.
301 Digital Media offers search engine, social media, mobile application, video platform, content, CPA, and lead generation marketing and native advertising services, and publisher monetization solutions. It offers advertisers with bot and fraud detection technology solutions.
It facilitates 301ads that offers display advertisement, VAST and VPAID, and rich media solutions and services. 301 Digital Media was founded in 2014 and is based in Brentwood, Tennessee..
Voice Tech AI by Score Publishing
Company produces trade shows, podcasts, and events in the Voice Tech and Conversational AI space. We provide knowledge and networking for this industry in specific verticals such as healthcare, education, auto/mobility, fintech, and more.
Knoxville News Sentinel
In 1886 publisher John Trevis Hearn founded The Sentinel as an evening newspaper. Hearn is prominent in Knoxville history for changing the way paperboys were paid.
Instead of a weekly salary, Hearn sold the papers to boys who resold them to the public for their own profit. A competing newspaper, the Knoxville News, was established in 1921 by Robert P.
Scripps and Roy W. Howard.
The News did not align itself with any political party, and soon gained a reputation as an active voice against corruption and fiscal irresponsibility. The News criticized the state’s law against teaching evolution and helped establish the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
It was instrumental in modernizing the state constitution, abolishing the justice of the peace system, obtaining statewide compulsory voting registration, and fighting segregation in schools and public facilities.. .
Vivicast Media NTTC (National Telco Television Consortium)
Vivicast Media understands today’s video providers need to maximize their distribution options. With Vivicast’s extensive portfolio of unique content licensing for multiple platforms such as IPads, tablets, PCs, Macs, Androids, and mobile devices; we can help you identify the content that you need to attract your potential subscribers.
The way that we view television is evolving.. .
An information resource to the financial community since 1991, Bank Director focuses on the strategic issues most fundamental to a bank’s CEO, senior leadership team, chairman and independent directors. A privately-held company based in Brentwood, TN (located outside of Nashville) with offices in Washington, D.C., their team’s operational focus aligns with the educational, informational and fiduciary interests of a bank’s board of directors and C-suite of executives.
Through three channels; In Print, In Person and Online, Bank Director provides senior executives and board members with insight on emerging issues – to hosting conferences that lay out the most timely and relevant topics in thought provoking and assumption-challenging ways. Their commitment to those leaders who believe a strong board makes a strong bank never wavers..
Athlon Sports Communications
ATHLON SPORTS & LIFE is the sports fan’s better living playbook. They give their readers authoritative and entertaining insight into the season ahead, and explore life off the field and court with the superstar faces of sports.
With engaging features on food & drink, the outdoors & travel, health & fitness, and fashion & gear, Athlon Sports & Life reaches loyal and engaged men looking for must-have tools to better their busy lives.. .
After years of being frustrated subscribers to outdoors-industry magazines (which are written largely by and for men), and not seeing ourselves on the pages of conventional women’s magazines, they decided to do something about it. In November of 2013, they founded Misadventures to bring quality outdoor, travel, and adventure content about women to an overlooked but hungry audience.
Misadventures champions women who embrace creativity, take risks, and go out and beyond. They spotlight inspirational feats and figures, beautiful spaces, honest-to-goodness adventures, and discoveries of all sorts.
With collectively-pooled wisdom, trail guides, travel tips, secret spots, and inspirations, they’re more than a magazine; they’re a community.. .
Plan Express, Inc., a document management, printing, and logistics company, engages in the management, printing, reproduction, and distribution of construction documents, plans, and contract specifications. The company offers centralized print ordering that includes organizing project plans, scanning plans and documents, accepting digital uploads, and indexing and posting to a plan room; document management, such as online plan rooms, revision tracking, digital archiving, and document storage; distribution and logistics; and other services comprising color reproductions.
It serves engineers, architects, owners, construction managers, and contractors. The company has strategic partnerships with Reed Construction Data, Onvia, and USGN.
Plan Express, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is based in Memphis, Tennessee with additional offices in Phoenix, Arizona; and Chicago, Illinois.
The company has hub print fulfillment centers in Chicago, Illinois; New York, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts; Dallas, Texas; Phoenix, Arizona; and San Mateo, California.. .
American Economic Association
American Economic Association is a learned society in the field of economics. It publishes the American Economic Review, an academic journal in economics.
The purposes of the association are the encouragement of economic research, especially the historical and statistical study of the actual conditions of industrial life; the issue of publications on economic subjects; and the encouragement of perfect freedom of economic discussions. American Economic Association was organized in 1885 at a meeting in Saratoga, New York, by a small group interested in economics.
It was incorporated on February 3, 1923 in Washington, District of Columbia.. .
Arcade Heroes was started in December 2006 by a couple of arcade enthusiasts who saw the blogosphere as an opportunity to give people a source of news for the arcade industry. As support for covering arcades had almost completely dried up in game magazine circles and by only getting an occasional glance on mainstream gaming websites, there was very little to find in the way of news for coin-op video gaming.
You could find news for specific genres if you knew where to look but no one was really diving into the news for the industry at large and that needed to change. The site first started off with two members, who wrote articles under the aliases Pointything and Twisted Supreme, both based in the UK.
It wasn’t long after the site started that the premier arcade industry newsletter, The Stinger Report headed by industry expert Kevin Williams, began to contribute stories and articles to AH. Stories and links provided by Stinger Report are accompanied by the Stinger Report banner in every post and they have sent in over 1000 newsfeeds at the time of this writing.
In April 2007 Shaggy joined the editorial team and was followed that year by MetaFox and SaraAB87, all three of whom are in the US. The latter two have stopped posting to the site but Twisted and Shaggy were joined by UK poster Heavy Electricity in February 2008.
Each post features the title of the author underneath the headline in case you are curious as to who is posting what. Other major contributors have included Phil Arrington(US), Aaron Auzins(US), Kieran May (UK) and Oga Shi (Japan); Eric ‘ECM’ Mylonas(US) ;as well as marketing directors from every company involved in producing games in the arcade industry.
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Chattanooga Times Free Press is an online website that provides information about breaking news in Chattanooga, Cleveland, Dalton, North Georgia, Tennessee Valley, and the world. It also offers articles that are related to business, sports, life, politics, opinions, and more.
Chattanooga Times Free Press was launched on December 15, 1869.. .
Fundcraft Publishing, a family-owned cookbook publishing company, which originated out of a small rural print shop in eastern Kansas in the early 1900s. In the early 1940s, the company printed its first fundraising “cookbook” for the local Methodist church.
And over the years, fundraising cookbooks has proved to be a phenomenal success; helping churches, civic groups and more (at the national level) raise thousands of dollars. In 1950, David Bradley joined the company, working after school and on weekends learning the cookbook publishing business.
A few years later, Fundcraft was the first printing company in eastern Kansas to purchase new offset equipment and add color printing to their cookbook printing methodology.. .
American Hometown Publishing
American Hometown Publishing, Inc., a publishing company, engages in acquiring and managing community newspapers. It publishes daily and weekly newspapers, and weekly magazines.
The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Franklin, Tennessee.. .
Nashville Post exists to provide breaking news and insight that decision-makers in the Nashville area can bank on. Through their online and print products, they strive to be timely, accurate and relevant, furnishing their subscribers the information they need to thrive in their city’s business and political arenas.
They are part of SouthComm Inc., a Nashville-based media holding company that has operations in more than a dozen markets from Kansas City to Washington, D.C. SouthComm’s other Middle Tennessee niche media products are Nashville Scene, nFocus and Nashville Medical News.
For more info, visit www.southcomm.com.. .
650 Productions is an independent publishing, marketing, and mobile development company that specializes in maximizing client revenue and minimizing consumer cost. As a team, they have collectively produced hundreds of top-tier digital and print publications, websites, and mobile apps for a wide range of industries Their unique process of coupling advanced efficiency tactics with wildly creative solutions has allowed 650 Productions to continually produce high quality, innovative products at an unprecedented rate for an unprecedented cost.
They strive to become the pinnacle where form, function, and affordability become realizable in the world of publishing and design.. .
Crafty Games was founded in 2005 but its roots date back to 2002, with the release of the award-winning Spycraft RPG (now referred to as Classic Spycraft). Alderac Entertainment Group gave three ambitious lunatics with keyboards and a dream the chance to produce a d20-based espionage roleplaying game and the world was never the same.
Blending elegant, balanced rules with thrilling original settings, Spycraft and its many derivatives landed on the gaming scene like a neutron bomb. Sales charts burst into flames, players took to the streets with graffiti campaigns to spread the word, and the designers were pelted with ridiculous gilded awards in the shape of Ursula Andress in that awesome bikini from Dr.
No. Well, that last part might be a bit of an exaggeration, but so far no one’s disproved it in a court of law so we’re sticking to the facts as we know them.
Shortly after the release of the game’s second edition, Spycraft 2.0, AEG discontinued most of its RPG lines. This left Spycraft without a home and gave its creators an opportunity to steal it away and make with the happy, happy fun time (read: global domination).
Back room deals were brokered and sacrifices were made, and here we are: a band of merry maniacs and a growing army of the coolest, most dedicated fans in the biz, scheming from the shadows. Crafty Games is responsible for the Mistborn Adventure Game, based on the New York Times best-selling novel series by Brandon Sanderson, as well as Fantasy Craft, a high adventure OGL toolkit game that lets you build and play in your world, on your terms; and Little Wizards, a starter RPG designed to introduce kids aged 6 to 10 to the hobby we all know and love.
Their next roleplaying game project is the highly anticipated Spycraft Third Edition, a fresh start and a brand new direction for the World’s Greatest Espionage RPG.. .
Kingsport Book, a book finishing and fulfillment company. Kingsport Book has developed a strong reputation as a high-end book finishing and fulfillment company, located in Church Hill, Tennessee.
In their 120,000-sq. ft.
facility, they have developed an equipment platform that can flexibly service deluxe, trade, and soft cover books at quantities ranging from one to a million.. .
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