Guided by the vision of Joe Labatt, Corona Publishing
brings San Antonio and South Texas readers the best
literature their compatriots have to offer.
As much variety as the South Texas weather
Founded in 1977 by David Bowen, and led by Joe Labatt for more than a decade, Corona defies
the conventional wisdom that holds that a small publisher must conform to a niche market to
succeed. With offerings from Texas authors that range from books on child adoption to field guides,
and Texas fiction for children and adults, Corona truly offers something for everyone — particularly
those with a Southwestern bent.
Owner Joe Labatt, a top Texas book publisher
Joe Labatt returned home from the bustling publishing scene
of New York with the intent one day of putting his experience
and talent to work for Texas authors and his fellow South Texas
lovers of literature. And that’s just what he’s done since he took
the reins of Corona Publishing in 1997. Working with Texas
authors and local institutions like the San Antonio Express-News,
Labatt has brought the finest in Texas fiction and nonfiction to
both regional and national audiences.
Sorry, Corona Publishing is no longer able to accept unsolicited manuscripts.