LandMarc Press is the publishing division of Publications
Development Company, which was founded in 1968 by Nancy
Marcus Land in New York City. Beginning as a freelance
proofreading service, PDC began to supply additional services
to New York publishing houses.
In 1977, PDC moved to Crockett, Texas. There, on a ranch
amidst the tall pines destined to become great books, PDC
quietly honed its skills and built a staff to become one
of the most highly regarded full-service companies in the
In 2003, Matthew Land joined the company as head of business
development, bringing an interest in supplying the growing
needs of independent authors with the same great quality
and service PDC had been supplying to New York publishers.
In 2004 Matthew purchased PDC, and LandMarc Press was formed
to bring more than forty years of expertise to independent
Matthew Land, President and Publisher
Matthew grew up in the publishing business, spending his
formative years first, playing in the office, then holding
any number of summer jobs around the company, from mail
room clerk to proofreader and from copyeditor to graphic
artist. After attaining his BA in English literature with
a minor in economics, Matthew became marketing director
for an architectural graphics company in Dallas, before
purchasing PDC in 2004.
Nancy Land, Senior Copyediting Manager and
Pam Blackmon, Senior Project Manager
Pam has more than 20 years experience in the non-fiction publishing
field, managing books and helping authors in a wide range
of subjects from psychology to business to political exposes.
An expert in layout and material flow, grammatical standards,
and writing consistency, Pam leads the PDC management team
for non-fiction titles.
Elizabeth Chenette, Project Manager
After attaining BA in English writing and psychology and her
MS in library science, Elizabeth worked in various school
and university libraries where she acquired the sharp eyes,
organizational know-how, and attention to detail. Her
background provided a foundation for her stunning career
at PDC as a project manager focusing on the more unusual
projects we take on, such as the Library of Congress World
War II Desk Reference, books on prayer and morality, and
other titles that fit uniquely into the PDC work flow.
Celeste Johns, Manager, Word Processing and
Celeste Johns received her BA from St. Thomas University in
Houston, Texas, and began her career in the medical field,
which eventually brought her to Crockett. An expert in systems
analysis and its application to grammar, book structure, and
stylistic rules, Celeste continues to improve each and every
book that crosses her desk as she prepares them for the final
stage in pre-press production.
Tim Norland, Art Director, Designer
Jeri Smith, Manager, Interior Book Layout
Shannon Harrison, Pre-Press Manager
Kathy Wells, Accounts Payable and Billing