Posts Tagged: Indie publishing

Make America Read Again

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What if you could spend a little bit of money to make sure that your favorite books from independent publishers—like Coffee House Press, Nouvella, Copper Canyon, Dorothy, and City Lights—turn up at your local bookstore?

Small Press Distribution, the tiny non-profit that makes sure your favorite indie books are stocked on store shelves, is holding a fundraiser in the form of a literary trivia contest: the first annual Battle of the Brains.

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The Rumpus Interview with Jeremy Hawkins

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Author Jeremy Hawkins discusses his debut novel, The Last Days of Video, the resurgence of the independent bookstore industry, and allowing nostalgia to have presence but not precedence in one’s life. ...more

Dynamic Duo

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Moves are being made in the independent publishing world. In 2016, respected label Coffee House Press and book club/bookstore hybrid Emily Books will collaborate to release their first original title together, one of two per year:

We are energized by the opportunity to incubate their move into original work and to offer the kind of exciting selections they’ve made for the book club to a wider base of readers, and in multiple formats.

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Literature vs. NYC

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Independent publishers are producing literature, Chris Fischbach writes in the Virginia Quarterly Review, which is not the same thing as what commercial publishers are printing. Fischbach (a publisher at Coffee House Press) goes on to explain a duality similar to that of Chad Harbach’s MFA vs NYC—if there are two competing writing identities, one is premised on earning money while the other focuses on artistic expression:

Literature is not the same thing as publishing.

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