SOUTH MAIN MEDIA
Mindwatering, South Main Studios, and South Main Media is a unique fusion of a full service technology consulting and design company, a professional recording studio, and a new media publishing company. Mindwatering, the headship of the three ensembles, was founded in 1996 by East Coast business, art, and music creatives, Tripp & Nicki Black. What began as concentrated, but small beginnings, grew steadily into a now worldwide client base, with services provided on nearly every continent, from local Mom & Pop businesses up to global Fortune 500 companies.
South Main Media is the publishing arm of Mindwatering & South Main Studios, focusing on books, media, music, and design, all under one creative roof. We are an independent publishing house, uniquely positioned with a smart, fresh approach to deliver the publication of both non-fiction and fiction books, and music spanning across many genres. We deeply purpose to release thought-provoking, truthful, entertaining, and moving materials that appeal to a wide spectrum of engaged readers and listeners. Our goal is for your stories to stay true to your voice. No tale is too quiet to tell; no song is too vulnerable to sing. We believe in the value of contributing to the respectful dialogue of humanity, and that words have weight. So to that, we put a great focus on narratives that are spoken with integrity, honesty, hope, and steadfastness to what is honorable. Our costs compared to other publishers are significantly lower, our designs are always unique and personal, and when you work with us, you are getting our genuine care and concern, and our excellence and expertise in each and every detail.
South Main Media's vision is to be a cultural thermostat, setting the temperature in children's, youth, and adult literature, lyric, and sound.
Why should you trust South Main Media, and how are we distinct from other publishing houses?
The first in a number of principled reasons is because we don't look at you like you're a commodity. We don't believe that people are property. We are intentional to partner and relationship with our clients, instead of trying to manage and herd our clients. We do not use subcontractors on any level of service whom we don't know, or trust. You will not encounter pages of confusing fine print, or contracts that require an attorney just to figure if you still own your story and have the right to distribute it to anyone you like. Simply, South Main Media is not in the business of owning people. We are in the business of equipping people.
Another considerable reason we are different from other publishers is that we very strongly encourage our authors and artists to be their own best mouthpiece. We set the expectation that you will be accountable to your project, and invest the time and energies it requires to get your work into the hands of your best audiences. South Main Media is not geared for those who want a hands-off, low-effort mode of exposure. South Main Media is not for the author or artist who desires to give their story to a publisher, select a few check boxes on a form, pay a huge sum of money, and just show up to events they didn't make happen.
What South Main Media is looking for are authors and artists who are committed to the process, are excited about telling their narrative, and have the tenacity and enthusiasm to make their story and voice a success
Consider joining us on that journey. Are you ready to step out of your comfort zone to see how far you can fly?
SOUTH MAIN MEDIA/MINDWATERING/SMS SERVICES INCLUDE:
FICTION & NON-FICTION BOOK PUBLISHING
CHILDREN'S & ADULT BOOK PUBLISHING
MUSIC & SPOKEN WORD RECORDING/ENGINEERING
AUDIO BOOK RECORDING/ENGINEERING
PRINTING VENDOR CONSULTATION
FILING WITH THE UNITED STATES LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
SUBMISSION OF BOOK TO US & INT'L ONLINE RESELLERS
BOOK INTERIOR LAYOUT DESIGN
BOOK DUST JACKET/COVER ARTWORK & DESIGN
CD/DVD/AUDIO BOOK COVER & INSERT DESIGN & PRINTING
PRESS KIT DESIGN & PRINTING
TABLE TOP DISPLAY DESIGN
PROMOTIONAL DESIGN & PRINTING
WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN
For more information about South Main Media, or regarding submissions for review for becoming one of our authors, please contact us