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How Much Can a Self-Publisher Make?

David Kudler | Posted 03.22.2015 | Books
David Kudler

Self-publishing isn't a get-rich scheme for anyone. Book publishing -- whether you're doing it by yourself, through a small independent publishing company, or through a Big Five publishing conglomerate -- requires an enormous amount of work before, during and after publication to pay off.

Claire Fallon

Why We Need Nonprofit Publishers | Claire Fallon | Posted 10.17.2014 | Books

The announcement on Thursday that independent publisher McSweeney’s plans to become a nonprofit inevitably carried a note of gloom. Though described...

Twist Literary Spins a New Yarn for YA Market

Julie A. Carlson | Posted 07.30.2012 | Books
Julie A. Carlson

A good mystery always piques my interest. I'm very excited to see there is a current rise in mysteries for teens. One such series is Alibi. It has a solid plot with well-rounded characterization and twists and turns to boot.

Ashland Creek Press and the Vital Role Small Presses Play in Today's Publishing World

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 07.09.2012 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

In an atmosphere of increasingly dire predictions for the future of the printed book, Ashland Creek Press, a small publishing house based in Oregon, o...

Independent Publishers: Saving Jobs And Literature?

The Chronicle of Higher Education | Posted 08.22.2011 | Books

This year I attended two very different writing-centered extravaganzas: the annual conference of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) a...

Craft an Exceptional Elevator Pitch

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 06.13.2011 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

We have an ever-shrinking attention span, so you need to capture someone's attention in a very short, succinct pitch.

Independent Booksellers Choice Awards Announced: Join The Debate On Who Should Win!

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Yesterday, Melville House, in addition to many other independent publishers, announced the first Independent Booksellers Choice Awards. They are doing...

Borders Bankruptcy: Will It Affect The Whole Book Industry? | By Alexander Nazaryan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Borders is bankrupt, and you shouldn't gloat about it, even if you hate chain bookstores. In fact, if you are a writer, an editor or a reader, you sho...

7 Best Small Press Books of the Decade

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

Independent presses have been putting out books every bit as good as those published by New York's major houses. They typically don't get the same media attention or space in bookstores, so here are some of the best small press books of the decade.

Books Uncovered - Indie Press Edition!

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

Ok, so I was aiming to run a 'Books Uncovered' column every month or two. Instead it's been about four months since my last one, and needless to say t...

Short Stories: Writers Talk About The Form To Anis Shivani

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

We asked the writers these questions: What do you like about writing short stories, and if you also write novels, how do you compare the writing?

The 17 Most Innovative University Presses

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Following our spotlight of independent literary presses, here is a special feature devoted to the most exciting university presses in the country. ...

The Guy Who Was Glad to Hear Somebody Read Enough of Stieg Larsson

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

I've tried to read Stieg Larsson and never gotten very far, just like I've tried to read dozens of Scandinavian Noir mysteries and thrillers recommended to me by friends. They just haven't been my beer, as the Germans say.

Independent Books: Huffington Post Readers' Favorites From Indie Publishers (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For the past week, in honor of Independence Day, we've been celebrating the best of the independents in the book world -- the independent bookstores, ...

PHOTOS: Independent Publishers We Love For Their Spirit

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.28.2011 | Books

Despite the difficult publishing climate especially for the big houses, there are still publishers that are thriving and marching to the beat of their...

Independence Day: 9 Big Books From Small Publishers (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This Independence Day, we're continuing our celebration of the independent spirit in the publishing industry by recognizing some of the spectacular su...

20 Writers To Watch From The Independent Publishing Community

Dzanc Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The recent 20 Under 40 list composed by The New Yorker contains twenty authors, who in the estimation of the staff of The New Yorker, are "fiction wri...

Paul Harding's 'Tinkers': The Surprise Pulitzer Winner

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This Monday, on April 12, the winners of the Pulitzer Prize were announced, and since then, little-known debut author Paul Harding has quickly risen t...

Perseus Signs eBook Deal For iPad

The New York Times | MOTOKO RICH and BRAD STONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books


Taking Back the Cookbook Business: What Canal House Cooking Really Means

Elissa Altman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Elissa Altman

I first heard about Canal House through the grapevine, which is a pretty tightly plaited bit of business in the food world.

"I Didn't Like That Book": How Booksellers Earn Your Trust By Un-Selling Books

John Mesjak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
John Mesjak

A sales rep's credibility (whether they be independent or house) is boosted as much by a sense of when to "un-sell" as it is by the ability to make a strong recommendation for a beloved new book.

Glamorize: Why Small Presses Should Accessorize

Eric Obenauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Eric Obenauf

I would wager that consumers of small press books are more aware of who published the work than those of corporate presses, which makes it easier for an independent publisher to sell brand merchandise.

Consequences For Our Actions

Kenneth Kales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kenneth Kales

If you don't love the book, how can you sell it? My passion for each and every book is in part why I am told by others how successful I am at garnering so much media attention for Kales' publications.