About Oak Tree Press

Mission Statement

Based out of the Central Valley in California, Oak Tree Press was conceived to design, produce, distribute, and promote excellent books by authors largely ignored or abandoned by corporate publishing conglomerates. We maintain a philosophy of author advocacy, and are guided by our dedication to the success of each author engaged and each title released. Oak Tree Press aggressively seeks new means to promote and distribute quality titles while maintaining an extensive backlist. We are an independent publisher that celebrates writers, and are dedicated to the many great unknowns who are just waiting for the opportunity to break into print.

Friends and Associations

Oak Tree Press is a member of several book-industry organizations such as Chicago Women in Publishing, Illinois Women's Press Association (part of the National Federation of Press Women), and SPAN (Small Press Association of North America). We also belong to the Public Safety Writers Association and ABFFE (American Booksellers for Freedom of Expression, to which we donate a box of books each year for its silent auction held during Book Expo). We also support numerous literacy causes.

At Oak Tree Press, we realize the value of being a citizen of our own community as well. In the communities where we've headquartered over the years, we've always supported the activities of civic groups and arts councils. Publisher Billie Johnson is a member of longstanding in the American Association of University Women and we are also a member of Human Rights Watch. Both Oak Tree and Johnson are supporters of animal causes, donating both time and money to numerous shelters and pet centers across the US, including vets and shelters in New Orleans after the devastation of Katrina.