Regalo Press publisher Gretchen Young has announced the first 15 book titles that will be published by the imprint in September 2023. A standalone imprint of Post Hill Press, distributed through Simon & Schuster, notable authors with upcoming works on Regalo's debut list include current affairs commentator Nancy Grace, Pulitzer Prize-winner Dale Maharidge and TV writer and producer Tom Straw.
“I would like to thank all the agents and authors who have partnered with Regalo from day one and who have helped make it possible for me to assemble such an intriguing and diverse inaugural list that I know will resonate with readers across all demographics," said Young about the first slate of titles to be released. "The fact that we were able to preempt two of these titles is a testament to the appeal of the new business model that Regalo represents.
After a decades long publishing career, Young launched Regalo last year with the goal of integrating philanthropy with the book publishing business.
“It is our aim to inspire others to give by showing that it can be integrated into the way any industry functions, and to propel our operations toward this end without ever sacrificing the quality of what we publish,” Young said in a statement announcing the imprint. “Our guiding principle is that the only thing better than creating a great book is harnessing that greatness in the service of others.”
Additional titles on Regalo's debut list include: paranormal investigator and star of Kindred Spirits Adam Berry’s Goodbye, Hello: Processing Grief and Understanding Death Through the Paranormal; Andrew Bridge’s The Child Catcher, the follow-up to his bestselling memoir Hope’s Boy; Sesame Workshop former CEO Jeffrey Dunn and current Sesame Workshop President Sherrie Westin’s What I Learned From Mom; Obvious in Hindsight by venture capitalist, political strategist, and co-founder of the Gotham Book Prize Bradley Tusk; Planet Rory, a biography of the four-time major champion golfer Rory McIlroy by author Timothy M. Gay; Miles Borrero’s memoir Beautiful Monster; publishing veteran and writing teacher Becky Ellis’s Little Avalanches: A Memoir; The Setback Cycle by ForbesWomen writer Amy Shoenthal; Morning Pages by Kate Feiffer; All the Presidents’ Money by Megan Gorman; Surfer Stories by Style of Sport founder and editor Claudia Lebenthal; and A Writing Marriage, which combines Lori Carlson Hijuelos’s memoir of her life, writing career, and marriage with passages from the unfinished novel Blue Antiquity by Hijuelos’s late husband, the Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Oscar Hijuelos.
Per Regalo's business structure, the imprint will donate to a charity of each authors choosing for every title. Young also announced Dunn and Westin will give 50% of their profits from What I Learned from Mom to the nonprofit behind Sesame Street. Bridge's chosen charity is The CASA Association, a network of volunteers who advocate for children and youth in foster care, and he will also be contributing part of his own royalties to the group.
More charities will be announced shortly.
Anthony Ziccardi, Post Hill Press publisher, added, “In the rapidly changing world of publishing, I’m proud that Gretchen has shut out the doom and gloom outlook that has become so pervasive in the industry these days and has put together a stellar list of authors that we all look forward to hearing from. Regalo’s books will be a great addition to the many diverse voices that PHP publishes."
This story has been updated with further information.