Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Small Presses I’m Curious About


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is whatever I want.

Did you know that the majority of books in bookstores come from the same 4 giant companies? That doesn’t seem right to me. This year, I’m going to branch out and read some books published by small companies. Here are a few presses that I’m curious about. If you’re curious, too, click the links and look at their catalogs.




Small Presses I’m Curious About






& Other Stories



What they publish: Translations, “challenging” books, adult literary novels, short fiction, and some nonfiction. They also have a subscription service.





Bibiloasis



What they publish: adult literary fiction, short stories, nonfiction, children’s books, poetry.





Coach House Books



What they publish: “Innovative” books. Poetry, adult literary fiction, drama, and some nonfiction. They publish Canadian authors only.





dancing girl press



What they publish: “Fresh, innovative, exciting, feminist” poetry by women authors. Their books are handmade.





Freight Books



What they publish: “High quality” adult literary fiction, short story collections, obscure classics, books about Scotland, and some translations and poetry.





Harmony Ink Press



What they publish: Teen and new adult LGBTQ+ fiction.





Prospect Park Books



What they publish: Books with “wit, creativity, intelligence.” Adult literary fiction, mystery and crime fiction, cookbooks, humor, drama, books about southern California, and some children’s books.





Salt



What they publish: Contemporary British novels, short stories, poetry, mystery and crime novels.





Tin House



What they publish: Adult literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.




Still curious?




Check out Small Press Distribution. It’s like a nonprofit Amazon for books from small presses. You can browse books by category. 





Do you read books published by small presses? I need recommendations. Do you know any good small presses that publish young adult books?






14 comments:

  1. What a great top ten!! I need to look into these because I bet there are some great book out there by these smaller presses.

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  2. I've thoguht about this too- how everything consolidates but it's nice there are small presses out trying to make it. Thanks for spotlighting some!

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  3. Every one of these is new to me! Thanks for pointing me to them! I'm definitely going to check out a couple!

    Here are my Top Ten!

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  4. Hmm, thanks for sharing these with me! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

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  5. Al of these presses sound interesting. I'll have to check them out!

    Here’s my TTT!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  6. Oh I'm loving this AJ! What a fabulous post idea. And I looooove Harmony Ink haha so that's even better. Seriously, Julia Ember rose to become one of my favorite writers everrrrrr and she's published through them.

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  7. This is a perfect post for me! I love reading & promoting small press literature, yet only know Salt from this list. More to check out :-)
    I think my favourites at the moment are Crime Wave Press, Archipelago Press and Guernica Editions. Gallic Books are good too.

    If you'd like to Guest Review a small press book you've enjoyed on Literary Flits, please let me know! Let's spread the word!

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  8. I haven't read many books from small press publishers but I have heard of Harmony Ink and Tin House. I actually won a book from Tin House that I'm excited about reading. It's called Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller.

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  9. I must admit I don't pay much attention to who publishes what...I just grab what I like the sound of!

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  10. What a great list! I am horrible in that I do tend to stick to the big publishers. I do need to branch out a bit.

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  11. Great list! I do want to try and read more by small presses. I don't really pay attention to the publisher when I buy, but that usually results in buying mostly from the big ones.

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  12. I think it's great that you want to seek out small presses this year. I only really pay close attention to some local publishers, but I bet you can find a lot of interesting works put out by small presses.

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  13. I have to confess that I'm horrible about paying attention to the smaller presses. I hope to get to know some of them through your blog!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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