Our Story

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The Family Behind
The Vision.

JPV Press is a publishing company in the quaint little village of Winesburg, OH. The company is owned by Marlin Miller and his wife, Lisa. They have adopted four beautiful children, three of whom sport an extra chromosome (Down syndrome), and one who is on the Autism spectrum. There are very few quiet moments in their home; the household is always abuzz with activity and noise. Their love for children with special needs and the beauty of adoption have become central pillars of this company.

Marlin Miller and family

A Focus on Values

We publish authors who share our values and produce original works that are culturally relevant and appropriate.

We Bypass the Agent

Unlike other publishers, we work hand-in-hand with our authors throughout the editing, design, and publishing process to ensure we meet the highest standards in the industry.

A Turnkey Process

We offer a seamless process from start to finish. If you have a manuscript you would like to publish, we will help you every step of the way, from editing to distribution.

Story. Preserved.

At JPV Press, we believe in the importance of preserving story, and we work hard to create a high-quality product. We believe in publishing books that not only are a good read, but that also promote the family-friendly values which we hold dear. Most days, you can find us sharing ideas and coffee in the renovated pre-Civil War stone house that serves as our office. Drop in, and we’ll be happy to show you around!

JPV Press Location

About Our Logo

The JPV in the logo comes from Just Plain Values, a magazine published primarily for the Amish by our sister company, Plain Target Marketing. The magazine reaches over 280,000 members of the Anabaptist community every month and has an amazingly loyal readership.

Just Plain Values Magazine

Meet the Team

Marlin is our visionary and leader. He can throw more good ideas at you than you can ever accomplish. His persistence and tenacity have...

Marlin Miller
Publisher

Phil is our wordsmith. He loves the start of a new project and the challenge of finding all the ways to turn it into a masterpiece...

Phil Barkman
Editor

Sue is our acquisitions editor and believes that building a good relationship with our authors is the most important part of her job...

Sue Wengerd
Acquisitions Editor

Isaac, our talented graphic designer, is a pro at taking hours worth of our input and turning it into designs that delight the eye and...

Isaac Hershberger
Graphic Designer

Landon is a talented photographer and is a great asset to our team. His attention to detail—and the patience to wait for the proper...

Landon Troyer
Photographer

Seth is our in-house illustrator and also does graphic design for our sister company, Just Plain Values magazine. Seth is focused, and...

Seth Yoder
Illustrator

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