How Much Do Big Publishers Benefit from Small Press Risk Taking?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story, a profile of Prague’s Twisted Spoon Press, describes the publisher’s take on having successful authors picked up by larger presses. He calls it “trickle-up publishing.” How much do big publishers ultimately benefit from small press risk taking? For example, the effort a small publisher or literary magazine puts into discovering new talent and then …