Ed Martley founded Top Dog Publishing in 1995 while still holding down two
other editorial jobs: with the South Dakota Department of Military and Veterans
Affairs and with the Rapid City Journal.
The company took off in 1997 with publication of Blender, Colorado River Dog,
the story of a mooching pooch from Moab, Utah. Since then, Top Dog has helped
Western South Dakota authors publish works as different as advice to the credit-
weary, a history of South Dakota weather and jokes about pharmacists. War
Kids: The Littlest Generation, featured childhood recollections of South Dakotans
from World War II. The most recent offering is an e-book featuring Martley’s outdoor adventures in Alaska, Cocktail Hour in the Land of the Midnight Sun.
Top Dog Publishing offers books, blog posts, and an occasional forum for
your own stories.