As a poet I get it: talking about “literary infrastructure” is boring. Who wouldn’t rather talk about poets, poems, or aesthetic movements? When we start hearing a lot about the organizations dedicated to supporting authors, presses, and readings rather than the people making literature it probably means those organizations are threatened....more
Posts Tagged: indie press
Veliz Books, a new literary press based out of El Paso, has just begun work delivering contemporary literature to the borderlands. The press has already published three books by talented Latino authors, and each is translated into English, Spanish, and Portuguese....more
Niche interest publications are growing in popularity, and these aren’t the black-and-white, photocopied zines of yesteryear. Glossy, full-color print magazines are the new norm even for what are often one-person projects dedicated to specialty topics. Korea Joongang Daily looks at this growing segment of independent publishers....more
Founded in 1986, independent publisher Soho Press has built its reputation on engaging literary novels, a catalog of international authors, and a crime fiction imprint. The press has thrived even through an era of upheaval in the publishing and book retailing industries....more
The silver lining of the publishing industry’s turmoil is that independent small presses are increasingly able to bring readers unique and fascinating books.
Flavorwire’s Jason Diamond has collected twenty-five of the presses doing the risky but essential work bigger publishers are often too afraid to do....more
HTMLGIANT is sponsoring (moderating? overseeing?) their Second Annual Indie Lit Secret Santa. All you do is head over there and sign up between now and December 15, then when you get your person’s name, send him or her a book from an indie press or a subscription to an indie mag, which will hopefully arrive by December 25....more