Guest Post: Alternative Publishing and Self-Publishing | John Hunt

The Geneva Writers’ Group (GWG) is a non-profit group with links to International PEN, the International Writers’ Residence at the Château de Lavigny, the Paris Writers’ Workshop and the International Women’s Writing Guild. Founded in 1993, GWG brings together over 200 English-language writers from 25 countries. Its objective is to encourage all forms of creative writing in […]

2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) Winners Announced

The 2013 IPPY Award winners were announced last week and not surprisingly the extensive list of medal winners features an increased representation from micropresses and self-published authors. In fact the e-book section of the award is dominated by self-published authors. Compared to previous years, there is a distinct ‘drop-off’ in titles from authors using packaged self-publishing services.   […]

Swan River Press | Interview with Author and Publisher Brian J. Showers

Brian J. Showers is originally from Madison, Wisconsin. He is an author of gothic tales and also a publisher at Swan River Press, based in Dublin, Ireland. He has written short stories, articles, and reviews for magazines such as Rue Morgue, Ghosts & Scholars, Le Fanu Studies and Supernatural Tales. His short story collection, The […]

Faber adds sales force for indies | The Bookseller

Faber adds sales force for indies The Bookseller “Faber has launched a new sales force for diverse independent publishers dubbed Faber Factory Plus. Six publishers, Gallic Books, Arcadia Books, Pushkin Press, Bloodaxe Books, Carcanet Press and Gibson Square, have already signed up to the list, which will launch in March 2012.” Related articles Perseus Forms […]

When Booksellers Become Small Presses

What would happen if local bookstores decided to become small press publishers? Well, according to today’s Publishers Weekly article, New Indie Bookselling Model: Publish Own Handselling Favorites, it is already happening. The article looks at the moves by two bookstore owners in Albany New York and Massachusetts using both print on demand and offset to […]

Fulmer and The Blind Book Translator of Paris

Back in February of this year, we took a look at Five Stones Press as part of our series of Publishing Innovators. Mystery novelist David Fulmer from Atlanta Georgia, with the support of two business friends, launched his small independent press with its unique business model of fan-base supportive publishing. “Fulmer decided if he was […]

Publishers Weekly Asks ‘Can Sales Reps Survive?’

Judith Rosen, writing in this morning’s Publishers Weekly, looks at the changing role of sales representatives at large publishing houses and smaller independent presses, asking the question, ‘Can Sales Reps Survive?’ There is a notable mention of independent sales rep, Lise Solomon, who helped the sales push for Pulitizer Prize-winning book, Tinkers, by Paul Harding, published by Bellevue Literary […]

Bob Katz – Midlist Author: Hard Times with Third and Long

Publishers Weekly ran a piece last Friday on US author Bob Katz. Third and Long is the latest novel by Katz, but unlike his previous books, this one is a collaborative self-publishing project he undertook with Doug Wilhide, a college friend and marketing consultant. Katz has been a midlist author for many years but his […]

Cantara Christopher Interview on Subtletea

Cantara Christopher shared a link with me this morning to an interview she undertook with David Herrle at Christopher is co-founder of Cantara Books, a literary micropress. Hats off to both Christopher and Herrle. This a fascinating, engaging and inspiring interview on the passion and dedication to literature and what publishing should be about. This […]

Salt Publishing Launch Salt Kids Imprint

Independent Poetry publisher Salt Publishing has launched a new imprint, Salt Kids. From their About page. “The online home of Salt Publishing’s literature publishing for children. Providing a wealth of poetry resources, information, news, features and fun for children, their parents and teachers. Salt is one of the few UK publishers with an active children’s […]