About Us

Jay A. Hartman
Editor-in-Chief, Editor for Agent-Represented and Previously Published Authors

Jay A. Hartman is a 30+ year veteran of the publishing industry, with experience in both selling and producing. He started as a Waldenbooks store manager in Brunswick, Georgia, and was previously the Content Editor for KnowBetter.com, one of the Internet’s oldest sites reporting on ebooks and epublishing. Jay and his business partner at the time were hired by Random House and Simon & Schuster to provide statistical data when both publishing houses were building their ebook divisions.

In addition to his years of writing material for KnowBetter, Jay graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Literature. Early in his career he was an on-air journalist for WVFS radio in Florida, and writer for the Florida Flambeau newspaper.

Jay would later found publishing house Untreed Reads, serving as its Editor-in-Chief for 13 years before making the decision to leave after the company was acquired by another entity.

Jay is known as a respected innovator in the ebook industry—constantly ahead of the curve. Because of his expertise and instincts, he is a regular speaker and interviewed expert on ebooks and all things in the ebook industry—at conferences in person and online.

With his love of literature and his knowledge of all aspects of the ebook industry, he is an author’s best friend in this industry. Because of his background and his nature, instead of doing what most companies do and building a business on what they “think” a customer wants, he listens to the customer and gives them not only what they want now, but anticipates what the customer will want 10 years from now—and gives it to them now.

Jay is available for speaking, panel discussions and interviews.

Sandra Murphy
Editor for Unpublished and Debut Authors for Sandra Murphy Presents

Sandra Murphy is an experienced editor, finding her way through the patchouli haze, to keep writers from wandering off-topic or getting lost in research, as writers are wont to do. She lives in St. Louis, downwind of Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company. On a hot summer day, the smell of hops encourages her imaginary friends to spin tall tales. The line from a Pink Floyd song, “there’s someone in my head but it’s not me” is a fact of life for a writer.
She pens those tall tales for anthologies such as (I Just) Died In Your Arms: Crime Fiction Inspired by One-Hit Wonders. Her collection of stories, From Hay to Eternity: Ten Devilish Tales of Crime and Deception, is available at White City Press and the usual outlets. “Lucy’s Tree” in The Eyes of Texas: Private Eyes from the Panhandle to the Piney Woods won the Short Mystery Fiction Society’s 2020 Derringer Award. She also edited the anthology, A Murder of Crows as well as the soon-to-be-released Sex and Violins: Erotic Crime Stories to be released by Misti Media imprint Miraflores Nights.

Contact Us

General inquiries and questions

Please see our Submissions tab for full submission guidelines.

For additional content questions, submission guidelines and the website
Jay A. Hartman, Editor-in-Chief, jhartman@whitecitypress.com

For publicity, interview (for Jay or authors) and review questions and suggestions
Jay A. Hartman, Editor-in-Chief, jhartman@whitecitypress.com

Please send requests for review copies to Jay Hartman at the address listed above. Be sure to indicate the URL of your review website or publication. Please note that the majority of the time we will send EPUB or PDF files rather than paperbacks to avoid unnecessary harm to the environment. Please support ebook galleys and review copies whenever possible.

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