Browsing by topic: independent publishing

Going Small to Make it Big

Erika Goldman Bellvue Literary Press

Talk to a passionate independent publisher and they’ll soon have you convinced that strong independent presses are the ideal homes for many authors and their books.

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Short Books + Fast Books (and Diet) = Indie Publishing Success

Fast Diet

With The Fast Diet, UK publisher Short Books has the biggest hit in its history. Co-founder Rebecca Nicolson reflects on why, and the role of independent publishers today.

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Overturning “The Lemonade-stand Culture of Literature”

Seven Days in Rio

Ohio publishers Two Dollar Radio are interested in singular, bold writing, and if you tattoo their logo on your body you get a lifetime of books for free.

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“I Do Wonder if Writers and Translators are Too Divided…”

Wakefield Press

Marc Lowenthal of Wakefield Press, a publisher of translated overlooked gems, reflects on what he looks to publish and why the US is such a tough market for translations.

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Making Waves and Money With Poetry

Matthew Zapruder, Editor

Poetry may be a hard sell in the mass market, but D2C sales and subscriptions help Seattle poetry publisher Wave Books survive the stormy economy.

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Updated Small Publishers’ Catalogue for Africa Coming Soon

African Small Publishers Catalog

South Africa’s Modjaji Books is updating its catalog of small publishers and literary magazines in Africa, with the aim of expanding coverage to the entire continent.

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What Happens When Publishing Takes on Scientology

Church of Fear

Two new exposés on the Church of Scientology are published this month. In the UK Transworld cancelled theirs, while Silvertail Books is going ahead. Here’s why.

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Is the Future of Indie Publishing in Mexico Digital?

Bernal Granados and Matute

Mexico has more than 100 indies struggling to survive, often as literary publishers. Some embrace e-books, others balk. Could digital by their lifeline?

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Barcelona’s Blackie Books: Pretty Books for the Apocalypse

Blackiealta14cm

Named after a beloved but deceased pet, Barcelona’s Blackie Books is a surprisingly successful independent publisher of cult fiction, poetry, and illustration.

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A Self-Help Rights Guide for Independent Publishers

Rights Hardt

Petra Hardt, Foreign Rights Director at Berlin’s Suhrkamp Verlag, has written ‘Rights: Buying. Protecting. Selling’ to help publishers make the best choices.

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