November 1, 2016 – California-based Savas Beatie, a prominent independent U.S. military history publisher, has announced that Steven Smith will be joining the firm as Editorial Director, beginning November 1, 2016. Savas Beatie is renowned for its award-winning Americana line, and especially its dominant presence in the field of American Civil War studies.
“We are very excited to welcome Steve aboard,” said Theodore P. Savas, the company’s Publisher and Managing Director. “I have known Steve personally and professionally for nearly two decades, and the opportunity to work closely with him to build our line and expand our visibility is very exciting.”
“Savas Beatie publishes a lot of exciting titles in a variety of areas, and is widely respected in the publishing world,” explained Smith. “I am excited to join this dynamic organization and hopefully help take it to the next level.”
Smith, who was the founder of New York-based Sarpedon Publishers, one of the most respected military history houses of the 1990s, has most recently been the editorial director of Philadelphia’s Casemate Publishers, where he guided nearly 200 works to fruition. He is also the author or co-author of 10 works of his own (sometimes under the pseudonym Stephen Tanner). Throughout his long career Smith has demonstrated a knack for achieving national acclaim for military-related titles from ancient history through Americana to studies of current military operations.
Smith will work from his office in Rockville Centre, NY, which, combined with SB’s main office near Sacramento, CA, will give the house a truly transcontinental reach. Meantime, both Savas and Smith agree: never has the military history field been more important to keep vibrant—not just for readers but for the public at large.
About Savas Beatie LLC: Savas Beatie is a leading independent military and general history publishing company with distribution worldwide. Read more about the company and all of their books at www.SavasBeatie.com.