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
What they publish: Translations, “challenging” books, adult literary novels, short fiction, and some nonfiction. They also have a subscription service.
What they publish: adult literary fiction, short stories, nonfiction, children’s books, poetry.
What they publish: “Innovative” books. Poetry, adult literary fiction, drama, and some nonfiction. They publish Canadian authors only.
What they publish: “Fresh, innovative, exciting, feminist” poetry by women authors. Their books are handmade.
What they publish: “High quality” adult literary fiction, short story collections, obscure classics, books about Scotland, and some translations and poetry.
What they publish: Teen and new adult LGBTQ+ fiction.
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.
What they publish: Contemporary British novels, short stories, poetry, mystery and crime novels.
What they publish: Adult literary fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.
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?