In 2007, you published The Maps of Gettysburg by Brad Gottfried, an outstanding examination of the entire Civil War Gettysburg campaign of 1863 presented in 144 full page maps. Has the success of this book’s format (a detailed description of the action appears on the facing page accompanying each map) inspired follow-on books on other famous historical campaigns?
Follow-on titles? In a word, yes.
I can't do much well (just ask my wife), but I can synthesize data and ideas very quickly, and grasp the big picture easily. Brad Gottfried told me he was excited when I “understood” what he was trying to do because a couple other publishers had tried to significantly alter it: "Just do the second day," or "can you focus on Little Round Top?" You get the idea. I got it, too, but it Brad's vision (with a few suggestions from me) and not their vision.
We've received wonderful feedback and achieved significant success with The Maps of Gettysburg--even though a reviewer in Library Journal spent 2/3s of his valuable word space to chastise us for using an indefinite article ("the") in the front of the title, because it would mislead readers into believing the book offers "official" maps of the battle. (sigh)
Appreciating the concept that nothing succeeds like success, I decided to leverage up on the idea of covering campaigns in this unique fashion. As a result, we are launching the Savas Beatie Atlas Series. Think of The Maps of Gettysburg as version 1.0. We have “upgraded” the concept by incorporating suggestions from readers (thank you, keep them coming), and adding a few of our own idea. We now have several major Civil War-related “2.0” titles underway. One of them is The Maps of Chickamauga.
There are several other "applications" for this concept that are also moving ahead at full speed, but I am not quite at liberty to talk about them at this time. As soon as I am able, I will do so.