A regional press founded by
Journalists from Alaska
What we are
Since its founding in Fairbanks, Alaska in 1988, Epicenter has become the largest trade publisher of nonfiction
books about Alaska. In that time, Epicenter has published more than 175 titles
covering a broad range of nonfiction touching on history, memoirs and biographies,
adventure, aviation, humor, true crime, mystery and the unexplained, sled dog mushing,
women's stories, Native American culture, and more.
Our Mission Statement
We are a regional press founded in Alaska whose interests included but are not
limited to the arts, history, environment, diverse cultures and lifestyles
of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. We seek both the traditional and innovative
high-quality trade books, e-books and occasional color gift books.
We also have an arm called Aftershocks to assist independent publishers-businesses, non-profits,
and individual authors-who wish to publish and market professional books.
Journalists Kent Sturgis and Lael Morgan incorporated Epicenter Press in Fairbanks, Alaska, in 1988.
In the fall of 2013 Sturgis began working independently, while Morgan chairs Epicenter's board of
directors and serves as Epicenter's acquisitions editor.
She teaches web-based journalism and writing courses for the University of Texas Arlington from her home in Anchorage, Alaska.
J.Steve Lay, with 23 years of Alaska experience, is serving as the company's interim manager. His wife, board member,
Carole Lay and board member Diana Campbell of Fairbanks are also working with the company.
The Epicenter experience:
Q&A interview with Kent Sturgis posted by Deb Vanasse to
In addition to its own publishing program, Epicenter helps others to publish and
distribute books through its affiliated company, Aftershocks Media.
For more information, contact Stephen Lay
Where we are
200 W 34th Avenue, #825
6524 N.E. 181st St. #2
Kenmore, WA 98028
Alaska Phone: 907-248-6356
Washington Phone: (425) 485-6822 (9-4 Pacific time, weekdays)
Fax (425) 481-8253
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