What is a Small Press?

Small presses (as distinct from their larger counterparts like Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, Hachette, MacMillan, and Simon and Schuster) are publishers with annual sales below a certain level. Since the profit margins for small presses can be narrow, many are driven by other motives, including the desire to help disseminate literature with only a small likely market. Small presses fill niches that larger publishers neglect, often focusing on marginalized voices, poetry, and literature in translation. In this way, small presses play a vital role in keeping the American publishing industry diverse and vibrant.

We've collected a smattering of recent titles from a handful of our favorite indie presses. Some are well established, others are fledgling houses in the process of establishing their identities. All are dedicated to raising awareness of authors whose voices might otherwise go unheard, which is why...


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