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About Overcoat Books

Overcoat Books is a subsidiary of X-Communication LLC of Duluth, Minnesota, parent company of Zenith City Press and Zenith City online.. Overcoat Books was created in 2012 by X-Communication publisher Tony Dierckins, exclusively to publish the literary work of Joseph Maiolo.

About Our Name

Joseph Maiolo taught writing and literature for almost forty-five years, occasionally reminding students of the literary adage (attributed variously to Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Dostoyevsky) that writers of short fiction “…all come out from under Gogol’s ‘Overcoat.’” (If you would like to read “The Overcoat,” Click here.)

Mailing Address:
Overcoat Books
118 Chester Parkway
Duluth, MN 55805


info @ zenithcity.com

Wholesale Sales
Books sold to retailers at a 50 percent discount, net 30 days. Book and gift stores wishing to carry books by Overcoat Books should contact us via phone or e-mail.

Overcoat Books exclusively publishes the work of Joseph Maiolo, so naturally we do not accept submissions.