by Scott Anderson
(published by his own Dennoch Press, 1995)
The first book X-Presso ever helped an author self-publish,
Unknown Rider was written by Scott Anderson, a test
pilot and National Guard F-16 pilot who also wrote Distant
Fires (Pfeifer-Hamilton, 1991), which won the American
Library Association’s 1991 award for the Best Book for
Young Adults. X-Presso created the book’s interior design
to complement Jeff Brownell’s stunning cover. Three
years later, Anderson, Brownell, and X-Presso’s Tony
Dierckins teamed up again to create The Mosquito Book.
Anderson and Dierckins wrote the book, Brownell designed the
cover, and X-Presso executed the interior design and handled
all aspects of production and marketing. It sold 11,000 copies
in its first three months!