Posts Tagged: independent publishing
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....more
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....more
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....more
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.