Posts Tagged: independent publishing

VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Abeer Hoque

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Abeer Hoque talks about coming of age in the predominantly white suburbs of Pittsburgh, rewriting her memoir manuscript ten times, and looking for poetry in prose.

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The Rumpus Interview with Will Evans

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Will Evans, Executive Director of Deep Vellum Publishing, talks about publishing translated works as well as the Texas and Dallas literary scene he wants to help grow.

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From Self-Published Author to Publisher

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Meredith Wild is a self-published author, a success story of Amazon’s DIY digital publishing revolution. Wild has been so successful, in fact, that she has since launched her own independent publishing house to handle her books and those from other authors. The New York Times profiles Wild and her publishing house, examining how this maverick is […]

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Indie Presses Become Gatekeepers

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Big publishers traditionally rely on income from known authors to support taking risks on new writers. But those publishers have grown more risk-averse, avoiding unknown writers and focusing on mainstream books expected to perform well in the marketplace. Meanwhile, independent publishers are filling the shortlists of major prizes in part because they are willing to take risks with new authors. As […]

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The One-Man Publishing House

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Gabriel Levinson just might operate one of the world’s smallest independent publishers. ANTIBOOKCLUB releases just one book a year and each title is the product of the one-man publisher who serves as editor, marketer, promoter, and bookkeeper. Brooklyn-based Levinson has sold off his precious record collection and his personal library to fund the press’s titles.

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In The Beginning

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From award-winning indies like Graywolf and Copper Canyon, to the fresh crop of young presses like Yes Yes Books and Topside Press, every press begins with just one book. It can start at a kitchen table or at a pinball machine. At Lit Hub, Courtney Gillette has a run-down of twenty-one independent literary presses and their first […]

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