Imbrifex Books was founded in 2016 by Megan Edwards and Mark Sedenquist. Distributed to the book trade by Publisher’s Group West, all Imbrifex Books titles are available online and in bookstores throughout North America, the United Kingdom, and much of the world. Imbrifex Books is a member of the American Association of Publishers (AAP), the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Audio Publishers Association (APA) and an associate member of the American Booksellers Association (ABA).
We got our start on the highways and byways of North America, where we spent six years on the road, traversing the continent many times over. Las Vegas, having drawn us in with its vibrant community, unique history, and central position in a fabulous landscape, is now our home base. Our road tripping past and our southern Nevada present have given us abiding appreciation for nonconformists, entrepreneurs, and people looking for new approaches to life. Imbrifex Books is best known for hiking, road trip, and fishing guides but we also publish unique and outstanding voices in fiction.
What others say about Imbrifex Books:
Imbrifex Books is an extraordinary small press that punches well above its weight in the independent publishing world, if the ever-expanding list of industry and reader accolades are anything to go by. With roots in the great American tradition of roadtripping, the publisher’s tagline: “Books for the journey,” is no idle marketing slogan. Imbrifex Books’ nonfiction titles are notable for the deep curiosity of their authors, and the rich context they provide to readers. The press’s curated list of fiction titles is equally delightful and quirky. As an author and developmental editor, I have been pleasantly surprised — sometimes truly astounded — at the level of creative, marketing, and sales support Mark and Megan provide each new writer.
—Aaron Reed, author of The Local Angler Fly Fishing Austin & Central Texas & 2020 Winner of National Outdoor Book Award
Imbrifex Books combines the strong editorial presence, marketing savvy, and national reach of a Big Five press with the personal attention and relationships you find in the best independent presses. Mark Sedenquist, Megan Edwards, and company have nurtured a vibrant, diverse list of fiction and nonfiction. I am proud to be an Imbrifex author. Every writer should be lucky enough to have a publishing family like this one.
—Brett Riley, award-winning author of Comanche, Lord of Order and Freaks.
Imbrifex Books is a five-star publisher of the sort that you rarely see these days. My book, my first published work, won no less than five national awards, and that was due, in large part, to the support and technical expertise of the team at Imbrifex, and their focus on excellence at every step of the process. I could not have asked for a better publisher, and I can’t recommend them highly enough!
—Rick Quinn, award-winning author of RoadTrip America Arizona and New Mexico: 25 Scenic Side Trips
Imbrifex Books is outstanding among small publishers for its professionalism and integrity. Whatever they agree to do, or to have done, for a book or its author, is done, and done very well. I have spent my adult life working for newspapers, magazines, and book publishers, and never saw better editing, production, or promotion than I experienced when Imbrifex Books published my novel.
— A.D. Hopkins, award-winning author of The Boys Who Woke Up Early
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Mark Sedenquist, Publisher, Travel Writer, Road Tripper, Reader
Born on the outskirts of Yellowstone National Park, Mark holds an A.B in Environmental Sciences from UC Berkeley, fought fire with the U.S. Forest Service, and has held certifications in hazardous management and disaster response for the American Red Cross. He is a co-founder of RoadTripAmerica.com, the first travel site on the Web that has produced and published new content every day since February, 1996. He is the publisher of twenty-two web sites supporting and promoting titles published by Imbrifex Books. He supports organizations fostering literacy and reading, and he’s energized by living and working in the only major city in the United States founded in the 20th century. Committed to identifying and developing new literary talent, Sedenquist publishes travel books in three series and is seeking fiction that illuminates the truths of our era. He is always looking for his next book project, which is the metaphorical equivalent of always wanting to know what’s around the next bend.
Megan Edwards, Novelist, Editor, Classicist, Webmaster
Born on the outskirts of Chicago, Megan Edwards had attended at least thirteen different schools in places like Arlington, Virgina and San Jose, Costa Rica by the time she graduated from high school in Pasadena, California. She holds a B.A. in classics from Scripps College and also studied at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. She earned an M.A. from Claremont Graduate University. Before becoming a novelist, Edwards taught Latin, art, English, and history in schools in California, Nevada, Germany, and Greece. She’s been a school principal, a real estate agent, a business marketer, web developer, copywriter, and a tour guide in a chocolate factory. During her time “on the road,” Edwards traveled through every U.S. state except Hawaii, which is still on her “to go” list. When research for a novel drew her to Las Vegas, she never expected the city to beguile her into staying. Now she can’t think of a place she’d rather call home. Edwards’s first three novels have all won literary awards, so she’s working on another one. She’s also always looking for works by other authors to publish through Imbrifex Books.