The Small Press Getting a Big Boost from an NBA Nod

Most of the nominees on this year's National Book Foundation's '5 Under 35' list are published by two of the country’s largest houses. Except for S. Li, whose tiny publisher has no distributor, or even a central office. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-10-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Allegations of Wage Theft, Discrimination at Small Press Distribution

Small Press Distribution, one of the nation’s oldest distributors of independent publishers, is under fire in a widening dispute about labor conditions sparked by a former employee’s anonymous article on Medium. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-01-06 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Commentary: The latest publishing mega-merger might kill off small presses — and literary diversity

The planned merger of Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster may be global but it's bad for books both foreign and domestic. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-12-04 19:25:12 UTC ]
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Make room for ‘Big Girl, Small Town’

Michelle Gallen’s winning novel documents one Irish woman’s effort to organize the chaos swirling around her. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-12-02 14:00:00 UTC ]
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Two University Presses Score NBA Finalists

Presses at West Virginia and Ohio State nabbed their first NBA shortlist nods this year. What does that augur for university presses? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-30 04:00:00 UTC ]
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20 Small Press Books from 2020 You Might Have Missed

There’s no denying that this is a rough—if not catastrophic—year for many businesses, from mom-and-pop-run local eateries to huge corporations like Macy’s. But as the Washington Post noted, a national array of bookstores and readerly good-will has helped Bookshop.org raise millions for indie... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2020-10-28 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Italian Publishers: Small-Press Aid From Rome, Solidarity With Frankfurt

The Italian Publishers Association expresses support for Frankfurt's decision on a physical exhibition and cheers funding for small presses. The post Italian Publishers: Small-Press Aid From Rome, Solidarity With Frankfurt appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-09-10 18:48:13 UTC ]
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I Watched the SDCC Small Press Panel and Now I am 86% Rage Bees

Exactly zero women were included on the SDCC Small Press panel and the lack of representation showed in the comics highlighted and discussed. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-08-05 10:34:00 UTC ]
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Small Presses Cope During Covid-19, Part II

Just like the companies in the New York City and Minneapolis publishing hubs, independent presses in other parts of the country said that sales are starting to rebound after two months of declines, a 'PW' survey has found. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-26 04:00:00 UTC ]
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20 Must-Read Small Press Short Story Collections and Anthologies

Have a quick bite of these excellent small press short story collections and anthologies sampling a wide variety of genres, themes, and perspectives. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-05-05 10:34:09 UTC ]
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The Bookseller and Spread the Word launch survey for small presses

The Bookseller and writer development charity Spread the Word have launched a survey of small independent presses to assess the financial pressures they are under as a result of the coronavirus lockdown. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-04 09:12:42 UTC ]
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Small Press Distribution is asking for $100,000 to cover coronavirus-related losses.

Small Press Distribution, which has brought titles from hundreds of independent publishers to readers for more than 50 years, is in urgent need of financial help to keep from folding. A GoFundMe campaign is aiming to raise $100,000 to cover its next month of costs, including health care for its... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-21 15:11:21 UTC ]
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British Book Awards Small Press winners revealed

The nine winners of the regional and country round of the British Book Awards Small Press of the Year accolade have been revealed. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-18 11:49:39 UTC ]
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Why small presses matter

As more and more authors potentially feel disenfranchised by the larger counterparts, or feel like they never had a shot in the first place, small presses are uniquely positioned to get writers to market. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-10 21:57:10 UTC ]
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30 Small Press Books from 2020 We Can’t Wait To Read

Book Riot picks 30 exciting small press books published in 2020, from 25 different publishers, that we can't wait for you to read. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-02-27 11:36:43 UTC ]
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The British Book Awards 2020: Small Press of the Year

The Small Press of the Year Award returns for a second year: last year the overall award was won by Bath-based publisher Wild Things Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-21 11:25:57 UTC ]
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Derry Girls' Nicola Coughlan to narrate Big Girl, Small Town

"Derry Girls" actor Nicola Coughlan will read the unabridged audiobook of Michelle Gallen’s début novel Big Girl, Small Town. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-08 09:51:32 UTC ]
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'In 24 hours, people gave us £40,000': how readers rescued a small press

Galley Beggar Press was facing ruin after the collapse of The Book People, but the public has supplied Christmas magic of a kind I don’t usually buy intoIf a novelist had submitted a story to my publishing company about someone losing £40,000 one day and then regaining it the next, thanks to the... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2019-12-19 17:31:08 UTC ]
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5 Small Press Audiobooks To Give As Gifts This Year

For book lovers, Small Business Saturday means a trip to the local independent bookstore, many of which invite local authors to hang out and make recommendations. If you’re an audiobook lover you can still support small businesses, and I don’t mean purchasing your audiobooks on compact disc. Ask... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-25 09:48:59 UTC ]
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The Lives of the Editors, from Big Press to Indie

In this episode, novelist and editor Rakesh Satyal and Dead Rabbits Books founders Brian Birnbaum and M.K. Rainey talk to Fiction/Non/Fiction podcast co-hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell about editing and being edited. Satyal discusses the ins and outs of big publishing houses, how... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-10-03 08:48:06 UTC ]
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20 Small Press Books You Might Have Missed

The small indie press boom is among us. In both 2017 and 2018, a whopping 40% or more of the National Book Awards longlists included titles from university and independent presses. It’s an exciting time for small presses— never before have there been so many diverse books in the mainstream... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2019-08-29 11:00:48 UTC ]
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