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 canvas 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
's vision is to be a cultural thermostat, setting the temperature in literature, lyric, and sound.
South Main Media is the publishing imprint of Mindwatering & South Main Studios. We focus on culture-changing books, media, music, and design, all under one creative roof.
We are a small and selective independent publishing house, uniquely positioned with a smart and fresh approach to deliver the publication of both non-fiction and fiction books and music. We believe that words have weight and can change the heart of a people and nation, so while we publish books that have a general positive and morally-uplifting narrative, we are especially looking to release projects that are Kingdom-focused, thought-provoking, and engage and bridge the generations. Therefore, our purpose is to cultivate keys to advance Biblical principles, integrity, hope, freedom, honor, and our identity in Christ.
As for pricing, our costs compared to other publishers are significantly lower; our designs are custom and personal. When you work with South Main Media, you will receive our excellence and expertise in every detail, and our professional design services and honest consultation, all at a sizeable savings.
Why should you trust South Main Media, and how are we distinct from other publishing houses?
We don't treat people like they are a commodity. It's an important principle that has been part of the foundation of our mission from the very beginning. We don't believe that anyone is property, and we are intentional to partner and relationship with our clients, instead of trying to control our clients. South Main Media is not in the business of managing people. We are called to equip people.
Another reason we are different from other publishers is that we require our authors and artists to be their own best mouthpiece. We have 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 for those who want a hands-off, low-effort mode of exposure. We are not looking for authors who desire to give their story to a publisher, select a few check boxes on a form, and just show up to events they didn't make happen.
South Main Media is looking for authors and artists who are committed and excited about telling their stories, and have the tenacity and enthusiasm to make their projects a success!
Consider joining us on that journey.
SOUTH MAIN MEDIA/MINDWATERING/SOUTH MAIN STUDIOS CORE SERVICES INCLUDE:
FICTION & NON-FICTION BOOK PUBLISHING
CHILDREN'S & ADULT BOOK PUBLISHING
MUSIC & SPOKEN WORD RECORDING/ENGINEERING
AUDIO BOOK RECORDING/ENGINEERING
PRINTING VENDOR CONSULTATION
ISBN AND BARCODES
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
If you would like to contact us about your project, or send your project for review, please go to our FAQ page.