About Sartoris Literary Group

Sartoris Literary Group is a traditional publisher that takes a non-traditional approach to publishing. We do that by providing authors with options that they do not have with the majors (higher royalty rates, for example) and we do it by embracing eBooks as an equal partner in the future of publishing. Our books are available in eBook, hard cover, and paperback formats. We love bookstores as much as the next person. There is no better place to spend an afternoon. But we envision the future of bookstores as places where readers can download the books of their choice for their iPads, Kindles and Nooks while also purchasing more traditional print editions.

Lastly, we pride ourselves on offering unique voices in both fiction and non-fiction. As of today six of the seven largest publishers in New York are owned by interests outside the country. The practical effect of foreign ownership is to limit the publishing options of American writers so that the only books deemed worthy of publication are those that have celebrity names attached or that have strong existing media platforms.

The Team

James L. Dickerson, Publisher

An award-winning writer who has authored more than 30 books. He worked as a staff writer and editor at three Pulitzer Prize-winning newspapers—The Commercial Appeal of Memphis, Tennessee; the Clarion-Ledger/Jackson Daily News of Jackson, Mississippi, and the Delta Democrat-Times of Greenville Mississippi. In the mid-to-late 1980s, he published and edited a national magazine titled Nine-O-One Network that made history by becoming the first magazine published in the South to ever obtain newsstand distribution in all 50 states as well as overseas in countries such as the United Kingdom, Spain and Portugal. He has received assignments from numerous magazines, including, Good Housekeeping, Omni, Playboy, Glamour and BookPage.

Dickerson is interested in acquiring mysteries and Southern literary fiction. In non-fiction, he is interested in books on business, politics, medical self-help, true crime, dogs, or cookbooks with a unique slant. Anything off-the-wall or culturally revealing will attract his attention.

A prolific writer, Dickerson re-prints some of his previous books on SLG, but he also publishes with other publishers when appropriate. His most recent non-SLG book is Scotty and Elvis: Aboard the Mystery Train, which he co-authored with guitar legend Scotty Moore. It was published in 2013 by University Press of Mississippi.

Dr. Mardi Allen, Acquiring Editor

Dr. Mardi Allen is a nationally known psychologist who has co-authored four books on adoption and parenting, including How To Screen Adoptive and Foster Parents: A Workbook for Professionals and Students. She also is the author of Mojo Triangle Travel Guide and editor of Dog Stories for the Soul, a collection of fiction and non-fiction stories about human relationships with dogs. Dr. Allen acquires books related to psychology, self-help, religion, and women’s fiction. She has been in practice as a licensed psychologist for over 30 years. She has been on the editorial board of PsycCritiques and is a former president of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. She is a frequent guest on radio and television programs related to mental health.

Highlights

Sartoris Literary Sales to Foreign Publishers

NICOLE KIDMAN

China

NICOLE KIDMAN

Australia

COLONEL TOM PARKER

Italy

Sartoris Literary Top 5 Best-Selling Non-Fiction Books

ASHLEY JUDD

FAITH HILL

THAT'S ALRIGHT, ELVIS

MEMPHIS MAN

MIND OVER FORK

Sartoris Literary Top 5 Best-Selling Fiction Books

VAMPIRE DEFENSE

WIGGLE ROOM

THURSDAY MORNING BREAKFAST (AND MURDER) CLUB

THE LEGEND OF THE SOUL EATER

MEMPHIS HOODOO MURDERS

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