Wednesday, June 10, 2009

It's Small Press Day on Twitter! (And here!)

I'm declaring it Small Press Day on Twitter and here on The Swivet. (I can if I want to! Really, who's gonna stop me?) The small and indie presses don't get enough love, IMHO, so today is all about the small press love!

Recommend your favorite small press book, and the publisher. If you can, add a link. You can add in the comments below or on Twitter. If you're recommending a small press book on Twitter, use the hashtag #smallpress so people who are following can see all the great book recommendations.

I'm starting with three recommendations:
What are your small press book recommendations?

13 comments:

annathepiper said...

I'd like to plug Drollerie Press, please!

Okay yeah sure they just put out a book of mine *^_^*;;, but rather than talking about that, I'd actually like to plug my fellow Drollerie authors Sarah Avery, Joely Sue Burkhart, and David Sklar. Sarah in particular has written a couple of excellent little novellas called Atlantis Cranks Need Not Apply and Closing Arguments.

Joely Sue Burkhart has a nice SFnal romance that's heavy on the Greek mythos influences without just being a retelling of myths. And David's got a novella called Shadow of the Antlered Bird.

My fellow Drollerie authors and I do monthly blog tours, so we hope you'll come by the site and check us out. :)

annathepiper said...

And oh yes, here are specific links for the authors I've mentioned:

Sarah Avery

Joely Sue Burkhart (look for the blurb on Beautiful Death, which is the SFnal romance of hers I mentioned)

David Sklar

We'll all have another round of blog tour posts going up on the 21st. Come by and say hi, y'all. :)

Meredith Holmes said...

Another shout-out for Drollerie! I've had nothing but a positive experience being published by them!

Erastes said...

I rec "Wicked Gentlemen" by Ginn Hale by the very discerning Blind Eye Books.

As a publisher in general, I recommend PD Publishing. Small press, run by two very dedicated women. Grown hugely in size in the last 3 years - never missed a royalty date, never less than hugely professional.

Sha'el, Princess of Pixies said...

Oh, look at all the Drollerie Press people! I agree. Quality books. Especially umm mine ... giggle ...

Pixie Warrior, drolleriepress.com

or as fantasy fiction book of the month here: http://www.the-plot-thickens.com/

Umm and Hi, Janet!

Mags said...

Bleak House Books are bursting with awesome.

Hayden Thorne said...

Hmm. I'm very pleased with Prizm Books (because I'm painfully biased), the great thing about them being that they not only specialize in GLBT YA fiction, but that they also encourage submissions of genre fiction for gay teens. You don't really see that anywhere else (Perry Moore's Hero being an exception).

katey said...

I plugged this on Twitter, but a shout out for Michale Stone's dark novella collection from Baysgarth Publications, Fourtold. It was on the preliminary Stoker ballot this year with some pretty heavy hitters, and was definitely my favorite new book last year.

And a small press anthology that combines horror classics by the likes of Poe and Wells with the new authors they inspire: Tainted from Strange Publications, edited by Aaron Polson.

Ashley said...

Great small press based in the North End of Boston, GemmaMedia. Specializes in cultural memoirs, and a series of new short fiction works from some excellent Irish authors, such as Roddy Doyle, Marian Keyes, and Maeve Binchy, originally written to support adult literacy in Ireland, called the Open Door series. My personal favorite is Keyes's No Dress Rehearsal: http://www.gemmamedia.com/opendoor.html

Lori Devoti said...

Lament by Maggie Stiefvater YA published by Flux.
I loved it. :)
Lori

archangelbeth said...

My bias would be for Sofawolf press, which publishes the excellent Digger graphic novels, and which published Best In Show (an anthology... yes, yes, they had one of my stories in it). Best In Show is now titled Furry! The Best Anthropomorphic Fiction Ever!, and is from IBooks.

I am also enjoying Imaro, by Charles Saunders, published by DAW originally, if I recall the foreword, but most recently by Night Shade Books. (The most recent version is also edited and rewritten in places, apparently.)

moonrat said...

woohoo!! i TOTALLY support this initiative!!!!

craiglaurancegidney said...

Thanks for mentioning my book and Lethe Press!