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The world of independent publishers is filled with mystery, intrigue, dedication, and hard work. After all, those wonderful books don’t just publish themselves–haha. As an independent publisher ourselves, we thought it would be interesting to find out the story behind some of our colleagues, and to let our readers know about the breadth and variety of work now being published by folks unassociated with the “Big Five.” One key common denominator: Independent publishers are definitely putting out some of the most diverse, interesting work that is changing the conversation about what makes a good read. Check out our list frequently as we continue to add to the mix. And if you have a suggestion for an indie publisher we should interview, please email us at so we can expand our list even more.


Indie Publisher Spotlight: great weather for MEDIA

Share This! by great weather editors, from left to right: George Wallace, Mary McLaughlin Slechta, Jane Ormerod, Thomas Fucaloro, David Lawton, Lyndsey Ellis For our end of the year spotlight, we’re focusing on another press very close to home. 3RP Continue reading →

Indie Publisher Spotlight: Split/Lip Press

Share This! by From left to right, top to bottom: Kristine Langley Mahler, Director and Publisher; Caleb Tankersley, Managing Director; David Wojciechowski, Book Designer; Emmy Newman, Marketing & Events Manager; Mandana Chaffa, Special Projects; Allison Renner, Publicity & Reviews Manager; Continue reading →

Indie Publisher Spotlight: Baobab Press

Share This! by For this month’s independent press spotlight, we’re venturing over to Reno, Nevada, the home of Baobab Press. With a deep connection to place, particularly their own home, they publish a wide range of literature from children’s picture Continue reading →

Indie Publisher Spotlight: Autumn House Press

Share This! by Pictured Above: Managing Editor Mike Good with Autumn House authors at Unnameable Books (Left to right: Mike Good, Clifford Thompson, Charles Kell, Sherrie Flick, Kathy Anderson) For this month’s publisher spotlight, we spoke with Mike Good, managing Continue reading →

Indie Press Spotlight: Feminist Press

Share This! by This month for our spotlight on indie publishers, we’re bringing it back to NYC to highlight the work of Feminist Press, celebrating their 50th anniversary just last year! Three Rooms Press lead editor Mary Rose Manspeaker sat Continue reading →

Indie Press Spotlight: An Interview with Two Dollar Radio’s Eric Obenauf

Share This! by Welcome back to our Indie Press Spotlight! This month, we spoke to Eric Obenauf of Two Dollar Radio about publishing art with a distinctive vision, community connection, and looking beyond the pandemic to what’s next. Two Dollar Continue reading →

Indie Press Spotlight: Juneteenth Special—Bronzeville Books

Share This! by Growing Bold Together In this installment of our new spotlight on fellow indie publishers, 3RP co-director Peter Carlaftes talks to Bronzeville founder and author Danny Gardner. I first met Danny at Book Expo in 2017 and we Continue reading →

Indie Press Spotlight: Hub City Press

Share This! by With the strange new pandemic landscape rocking the literary world, it’s more important than ever to support local indie presses and bookstores whenever possible and to create an energy that spreads beyond the big publishers. That’s why Continue reading →