WAUSAU — Small presses are having a big moment in the publishing world, and for several reasons. Relatively unknown presses are releasing widely celebrated books to critical acclaim. Cornerstone Press, which is housed within the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, is one such publishing house.
At 10 a.m. today, Nov. 7, Wisconsin Public Radio’s “Route 51” host Shereen Siewert welcomes Ross K. Tangedal, director and publisher in chief at Cornerstone Press, along with two representatives from this semester’s editing and publishing class: Director of Operations McKenna Rentmeester and Marketing Director Tori Schuler. Cornerstone Press is just one of two university presses in Wisconsin, and it publishes just four books each year. The operation might be small, but the impact for students, local authors and community partners is substantial.
“Route 51” is heard Thursdays at 10 a.m. on The Ideas Network stations 101.3 & 91.9/Wausau, AM 930/Auburndale-Stevens Point, 99.1/Stevens Point, 100.9/Marshfield, 90.3/Park Falls, 89.1/Adams-Wisconsin Rapids, and 89.9/Rhinelander-Eagle River. It is re-broadcast Fridays at 7 p.m. on 90.9/Wausau. Program archives are available at wpr.org/route51.