Bright Mountain Books
Bright Mountain Books was established by Eric and Cynthia Bright in 1983 in Asheville, North Carolina, drawing upon their early career experiences in Boston, where Cynthia edited nonfiction at Beacon Press and Eric designed elementary textbooks for Ginn and Company. The Brights operated Bright Horizons, a regional book distribution business, full time and published books part time during the 1980s and '90s. Bright Mountain endeavored to give visibility to the area's talented writers and to celebrate the history and traditional culture of western North Carolina and the southern Appalachian mountains.
Bright Mountain Books is not currently publishing new books, and therefore is not accepting manuscripts for review. Many of its more than 50 titles are no longer in print, and several have been reprinted by other publishers. John F. Blair, Publisher will continue handling distribution for Bright Mountain Books’ active titles.