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Publisher Talk: Andrew Keating Introduces Cobalt Press

Loren Kleinman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

"Cobalt Press is still young. Our first book, a collection of fatherly fiction and poetry by Dave Housley, BL Pawelek, Ben Tanzer and Tom Williams called Four Fathers comes out on June 1."

Brick and Mortar vs. Amazon

Deborah Doucette | Posted 03.15.2014 | Books
Deborah Doucette

When one of my books came out recently, I did what all authors must do these days -- unless you are Stephen King or Alice Munro or Snooki -- promote your own book.

Interview With Jonathan Blum, Author of Last Word

Teddy Wayne | Posted 03.09.2014 | Books
Teddy Wayne

Jonathan Blum is the author of a new novella, Last Word. I spoke with Blum about the form of the novella, humor in fiction, and small presses.

Reinventing the Apocalypse: Gary Lemons Streams Collective Consciousness With Poetry (Part 2)

Russell C. Smith | Posted 11.16.2013 | Books
Russell C. Smith

His current collection of poems, "Snake," imagines a post-apocalypse Earth long after the extinction of the human race where a character that embodies all of the feelings, thoughts and emotions of our entire civilization when it no longer exists.

Which Publishing Option Is Right for You?

Terri Giuliano Long | Posted 04.17.2013 | Books
Terri Giuliano Long

Rather than invest all their energy in publishing traditionally, authors are taking advantage of their options by choosing the publishing method that's right for them or right for the particular project. With so many choices, how do you know which is right for you?

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...

Why Indie Authors Aren't Taken Seriously

| Posted 01.30.2012 | Books

by Melissa Foster and Amy Edelman for IndieReader.com Several predictions have stated that 2012 will be “The Year of the Indie Author”. After ...

A Poetry Editor Reveals the Secrets of the Trade: Raymond Hammond on How to Fix the Current Poetry Paradigm

Anis Shivani | Posted 02.10.2012 | Books
Anis Shivani

Raymond Hammond is editor of the poetry journal New York Quarterly and the related book imprint New York Quarterly Books, as well as being an esteemed poet in his own right. I recently had a wide-ranging conversation with him about the state of affairs in the poetry world.

Independence Day! 20 Best Books From Indie Presses You Should Know About

Anis Shivani | Posted 09.01.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

We hope this discussion of the country's leading-edge indie presses gives you a sense of the present state of literature and social commentary, and that you will support these presses--along with your favorite indie booksellers--to keep the literary enterprise free and democratic.

Death Of New York Times Book Review?

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.28.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

This week, the New York Times goes behind a paywall. Good riddance. The section that will be least missed is the book review, which presents, week after week, calculated affronts to literary taste and value.

WATCH: Indie Literary Publishing: Editors And Writers Speak Out

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Coffee House Press of Minnesota is a national treasure. Few independent literary presses can match its long record of publishing some of the finest f...

The 17 Most Important Poetry Books Of Fall 2010

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

There's much to be excited about, and these selections give a fair indication of the presses putting out the most important poetry of the day and the degree of vitality of various poetic styles.

Is American Poetry At A Dead-End?

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

"Is American poetry at a dead-end? Have American poets betrayed the great legacy of modernism? Why or why not?

Small Publisher Spotlight

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

It is in the nature of small presses to appear, fill a certain need--often political or cultural in nature--and then vanish.

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: 15 Feisty Small Presses And The Books You're Going To Want From Them (PHOTOS)

Anis Shivani | Posted 11.05.2012 | Books
Anis Shivani

To celebrate Independence Day, here are 15 small presses that exemplify the best qualities of this publishing tradition--so characteristic of America,...

The New Henry Miller Speaks Out: Interview With Eric Miles Williamson, Author of 'Welcome to Oakland'

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

What I tell my students is this: Don't read any living American writers. If you're going to read any American writers at all, only read dead ones. That way you can be sure you're not wasting your time.