Professional Profile

Jim Salisbury of Tabby PressJim Salisbury is the publisher of Tabby House, a company that specializes in its own titles and quality book packaging for authors and small press. He is past president of the Florida Publishers Association and, with his wife, Linda, is co-author of Smart Self-Publishing: An author’s guide to producing a marketable book, (3rd edition), and The Tabby House Breezy Guide to Charlotte County and Southwest Florida. Tabby House has advised or produced books for nearly 400 authors and publishers since it was founded in 1990. Jim is a graduate of Upsala College with a B.S. in Geology. He spent many years in teaching and has a background in business.

Linda Salisbury, author of the Bailey Fish AdventuresLinda Salisbury, a former newspaper columnist and editor with the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, is now a freelance writer, book reviewer, and senior editor at Tabby House. Linda has written several children’s books including the seven-book Bailey Fish Adventure series, and Mudd Saves the Earth. She has won prestigious awards including a bronze medal in the 2006 Moonbeam Children’s Book award in the pre-teen fiction category and was a finalist in the 2008 ForeWord magazine Book of the Year Contest, and earned the President’s Pick Award in the FPA best children’s books contest. She is the author of two collections of humorous newspaper columns, Good-by, Tomato; Hello, Florida and Read My Lips: No New Pets. Linda is a graduate of Oberlin College, with a degree in English.

Together, the Salisburys offer seminars on self-publishing, and Linda also speaks about writing children’s books and presents numerous school programs. They are based in Central Virginia, and you may contact them at:

P.O. Box 544, Mineral VA 23117
Telephone: (540) 895-9093 • Fax: (540) 895-5134

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