Prometheus Publishing, Inc. (PPI) was founded through the foresight and vision of Don E. Peavy, Sr. Mr. Peavy is a writer who has had published six books which did not make much money because the publishers refused to market the books in any type of meaningful way. He decided that the best way for him to retain editorial control over his work and also retain a larger share of the returns is to publish his own books as well as the books of others and to do so without the stigma of self-publishing and the costs and perils of vanity publishing. PPI will publish books that are unique and which may not be accepted by traditional publishers because they are too “experimental.”
PPI is a company incorporated in the State of Delaware with its main office in Fort Worth, Texas. As the chairperson and president, Peavy realizes the company’s vast potential market and opportunity for growth given implementation of the appropriate strategies, aided by the necessary finances. He is the former editor of a poetry magazine and a former editor of an award winning newspaper. He has had a book published through a vanity press, and has self-published three books. He has had two books published through traditional publishing companies so he is in no way new to the publishing business.
Peavy teaches religious studies, philosophy, ethics, and administration of justice at the University of Phoenix. He practiced law in Fort Worth, Texas, before graduating from Brite Divinity School and pursuing a Ph.D. at Claremont Graduate University. Peavy served as pastor of McCarty Memorial Christian Church in Los Angeles and is now a retired minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
PPI publishes books that represent creativity, knowledge, and improvement of human thinking and the human condition. Thus, the company will seek writings that defy convention and so-called “genre formulas,” in favor of experimental fiction and non-fiction. The goal is to insure that readers are entertained, challenged, and then motivated to do good. PPI will also offer a select variety of publishing and printing services which will supplement its book publishing. However, such services will be phased in gradually beginning in the fourth year of the company’s existence.