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ABOUT ZENITH CITY PRESS

Zenith City Press is a Duluth publishing house dedicated to celebrating historic Duluth and the Western Lake Superior region while offering a public regional history archive as well as services including public speaking, historic research and interpretation, book layout and design, and publishing consultation. Scroll down to learn more about the origins of our name and logo.

CONTACT ZENITH CITY PRESS

TELEPHONE: 218-310-6541
E-MAIL: ZCP [@] zenithcity.com
MAIL: 118 Chester Parkway | Duluth, MN 55805

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SERVICES

HISTORY TALKS & PRESENTATIONS

Zenith City Press publisher Tony Dierckins has developed over two dozen presentations covering a variety of topics concerning historic Duluth and the Western Lake Superior Region. Presentations are designed to take between 20 to 45 minutes. You will find topic descriptions and a fee schedule here: ZCP_Presentations.

HISTORIC INFORMATION & IMAGE RESEARCH

Zenith City Press offers historic research services including basic research, written interpretations of that research, and procurement of historic images (photos, lithographs, sketches, etc.) for commercial and non-commercial use. Fees are based on an hourly rate designed to cover the costs incurred by our staff for time spent researching, writing, traveling (if any), and fees paid to third parties for copies of information and/or historic images. Review our fee schedule here: ZCP_ResearchService

PUBLISHING CONSULTATION

Zenith City Press not only publishes fine history books, we can provide valuable guidance as you self publish your own book. With over 30 years experience in the publishing industry, Zenith City Press publisher Tony Dierckins provides expert advice on each step of the publishing process, from editorial to layout and design to finding the best printer to produce your book, as well as how to market, sell, and distribute the book once it is off the press. Find out more about our publishing services here: ZCP_PublishingServices.

BOOK INTERIOR & COVER DESIGN & LAYOUT

To ensure the success of a self-published book, it better not look like it was self published. Whether you are publishing nonfiction, a novel, a poetry or short fiction collection, a photograph collection, or an illustrated “coffee table” book, we can make your book look like those coming out of the publishing houses of New York and London. Find out more about our publishing services here: ZCP_PublishingServices.

OUR NAME & LOGO

The name “Zenith City Press” was inspired by Dr. Thomas Foster, editor of Duluth’s first newspaper, the Minnesotian. In 1868 Foster gave a speech to a handful of pioneers gathered on Minnesota Point to celebrate Independence Day, during which he laid out a vision of future Duluth, which he called the “Zenith City of the Unsalted Seas.” Soon thereafter, Foster’s statement became Duluth’s unofficial nickname and was adopted by many businesses, including Duluth’s Marshall-Wells Company. Marshall-Wells, once the largest distributor of hardware on the planet, used the “Zenith” name to identify its line of tools and other products. Our logo design is inspired by the Zenith Tools “star-and-moon” logo.