Hits and misses: indie publishers pick their books of 2016

Small and independent houses share the books they enjoyed and envied this yearThe annual Guardian “hits and misses” feature, canvassing publishers about their high points and regrets of the year, always makes me wonder about what my friends and allies in the small-press world think about their own successes and failures. About whether they’d lament the same missed books and share the same triumphs as those in the corporate world. Or whether the small-press universe is entirely different. I put the questions to them once again and their replies were as intriguing as ever. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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