about us

Peter E. Randall Publisher, PER, is a full-service custom publisher. Since 1970, we have been publishing quality books for individuals and groups in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, Washington DC, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Utah, California and Hawaii. Peter, the founder, is the author of fourteen books and an award-winning photographer and publisher. The publishing house has produced more than 550 books, ranging in subject from history, children’s, biography, travel, photography, and memoir. Marketing and distribution programs are available for our titles.

In January of 2008 Deidre Randall assumed ownership of the publishing company and is now the Chief Executive Officer. She coordinates all book projects, distribution and marketing efforts for each title published by Peter E. Randall Publisher. In addition she coordinates imprints for organizations such as Strawbery Banke Museum, Star Island Corporation, and the Maine Mineral and Gem Museum. Deidre established and operated a book publicity firm called Blueline Publicity from 2000 until 2008, at which time marketing services began to be offered directly through the publishing company only to PER authors.

Deidre received a M.Ed. in Business Administration from Antioch New England Graduate School in 1999, following thirteen years of direct service to literacy programs; grant preparation, teaching, college instruction and project coordination. She worked closely with her father, Peter Randall, from 1998 to 2008, learning publishing from the ground up. Deidre has consulted with and published over 500 authors, directly promoting more than 250 titles since 1998.

She is an award-winning songwriter and a poet who received nominations for Poet Laureate of Portsmouth in 2003 and 2007. Deidre has been an avid reader and book lover for as long as she can remember.

Our founder, a native of the New Hampshire seacoast, Peter E. Randall is the twelfth generation of his family to live in the region. He has been involved with publishing since graduating from the University of New Hampshire as a history major. Before he began his own publishing company, he was editor of a weekly newspaper, and for seven years edited New Hampshire Profiles magazine. Since 1974, he has authored 14 books ranging from collections of photographs and travel guides, to local history. Recent books include: Ghana: An African Portrait Revisited, New Hampshire Then & Now, New Hampshire: A Living Landscape and Portsmouth Marine Society titles including: Gosport Remembered: the Last Village at the Isles of Shoals. Peter’s 1985 Portsmouth Marine Society publication, There Are No Victors Here: A Local Perspective on the Treaty of Portsmouth, has just been reprinted.