After many years of producing comprehensive travel guides, interactive maps and other online resources, K.Co officially launches its publishing initiative, K.Co Press ahead of its debut release: Ten Texas Towns and Places In-Between, Field Notes from the Back Roads available later this spring.
This hardcover, coffee table book chronicles some of the best off-the-path travel destinations in Texas. Photos by James Khattak and observations by writer Stephanie Khattak immerse readers in the quiet beauty of small-town Texas, while providing inspiration for travel and local exploration.
“In 2021, we visited 46 destinations, and only three of those were considered major cities,” said Stephanie Khattak. “From longer road trips to quick getaways to off-the-interstate detours, we have found a lot to love about small towns. Through this book, we hope to share these destinations with others and also positively impact these communities.”
While this debut is K.Co’s first traditional publication, it has published comprehensive online guides, interactive maps and other travel and destination content since 2019.
“We operated continuously for several years with primarily in-person services centered on the visual arts. Like so many other small businesses, we made a ‘pandemic pivot’ to providing online resources in 2020. At the same time, we began to evolve our focus to feature a broader view of local culture in more places,” said Stephanie Khattak. “With the success of our digital guides and positive feedback from our peers and professional communities, we feel that now is the right time to officially launch a press to publish what we plan to be the first of two books this year, and more going forward.”
Ten Texas Towns will be available for purchase soon on kcoarts.com and through select retailers. If you are a retailer or other business interested in purchasing copies, please email email@example.com. Wholesale options are available for qualifying accounts.
Download the full launch press release below, and click here to learn more about our upcoming Texas travel book.
About K.Co Press:
K.Co Press is a woman-owned, independent boutique press that publishes guides, maps and books that highlight the best and most unique small towns, hidden gems and off-the-path travel. A publishing initiative of K.Co, K.Co Press shares its focus on the culture, art, history and nature that helps define a sense of place.
Stephanie Khattak founded K.Co in 2016 as a platform to share content, insights and expertise around arts-centered travel and experiences. In addition to publishing online and traditional content through K.Co Press, they offer a curated selection of collaborative storytelling partnerships for destinations and hospitality clients in Texas and nationwide.