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MBJ Ron Beers

Ron Beers, founder and owner of the Montgomery-based publishing company Beers & Associates, helps cities all over the country tell their stories—and tell them well.

What does Beers & Associates publish? We publish finely crafted coffee-table books. The majority of the books are community history books and community image books that are sponsored by local historical societies, libraries or chambers of commerce. We have just begun work on Montgom­ery & The River Region: In Focus scheduled for publi­cation in fall 2017. It’s supported by the Montgom­ery Area Chamber as well as the surrounding River Region chambers. Occasionally, we also publish milestone anniversary celebration books.

How did you get your start in this business? I started in the book business in 1973 selling Bibles door to door during summer breaks from college. I once calculated that over five summers, I knocked on over 23,000 doors. Then I managed a large, multi-state territory for a major Los Angeles-based publishing company where I devel­oped a new product that became the foundation of my business today. I founded my first independent publishing company in 1989, which evolved into Beers & Associates.

What’s the philosophy behind your business? Everybody has a story, but they rarely get the opportunity to have it published. We can do that for them. Our motto is: “We love to tell stories. Let us tell yours.”

What’s your favorite thing about what you do? My favorite thing is to meet with people and hear their stories, and to work with my daugh­ter, Rachel, our managing editor.

COMPANY FOUNDED 2005
beersandassociates.net

MILESTONES
We recently passed two milestones, the first was publishing our 150th book. The other was topping $3 million paid out to our book sponsors.



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