Welcome to Fayetteville Mafia Press, founded in 2018 by David Bushman and Scott Ryan as a writer-centric independent publisher dedicated to producing high-quality nonfiction by authors with distinctive voices and original insights into the world around them.
Located in New York City and Columbus, Ohio, we are a full-service general-trade publisher offering short-run or high-volume printed editions in numerous sizes as well as electronic books in all standard formats.
Our authors get highly personalized attention from the founding editors/publishers throughout, from editing to publishing to marketing to distribution and sales.
We are looking for bold, gifted writers with distinctive voices and fresh perspectives.
We specialize in media-themed books but eagerly accept submissions in all nonfiction genres.
Why Fayetteville Mafia Press? The nomenclature is loosely borrowed from season four of what we consider to be one of the greatest television shows of all time: The Wire. Airing from 2002 to 2008, the Baltimore-set-and-shot cop-shop drama was frequently compared to a Dickensian novel, with rich, multiple characterizations and a sprawling narrative exploring complex, profound themes, but in a way that was accessible and compelling.
Above all, it was about the writing. Hence, our name.
Fayetteville Mafia Press will launch in 2018 with Last Days of Letterman. Author Scott Ryan chronicles the last six weeks of Late Show with David Letterman, interviewing over twenty of the show’s writers, producers, and other staff members. They will talk you through how they said goodbye to an American Television Icon.
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David Bushman is a longtime television curator at The Paley Center for Media and an adjunct professor of media at colleges in the New York area. He is the author of Twin Peaks FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About a Town Both Wonderful and Strange (2016) and Buffy the Vampire Slayer FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Sunnydale’s Slayer of Vampires, Demons, and Other Forces of Darkness (2017). Follow on Twitter: @dbushmanpaley @twinpeaksfaq
Scott Ryan is the managing editor of The Blue Rose Magazine and the author of thirtysomething at thirty: an oral history. He is the director of A Voyage To Twin Peaks and the host of The Red Room Podcast. He is currently writing The Last Days of Letterman for Fayetteville Mafia Press. He also wrote about his bad luck in twenty comic short stories, Scott Luck Stories. As luck would have it, no one cared. Follow on Twitter: @Scottluckstory, @bluerosemag1