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Spineless Books
"Founded 20-02-2002, Spineless Books is an independent literary publishing house dedicated to the production and distribution of innovative literature, with an emphasis on collaborative writing, formal experimentation, and utopian thought."

[found via: http://spinelessbooks.com/wholeuniversity/ ]
books  publishing  publishers  poetry  literature  spinelessbooks 
july 2013 by robertogreco
Anonymous Press
"1. Anonymous Press (Α–Π) is a self-sufficient publishing platform.

2. Every publication by Α–Π is a byproduct of an individual and a database, i.e. Google Image Search.

3. Human author defines the topic, the content and the form is generated from the most relevant images found online.

4. Each publication is added to a public library.

5. Every item in the library can be printed on-demand and is available to everyone for a small fee covering shipping and production costs.

6. Publications are sorted in a chronological order.

7. Α–Π does not own, nor is responsible for the content generated by its users."
database  human  magazine  publishing  anonymouspress  publishers  googleimagesearch  on-demand  ondemand  printing 
february 2013 by robertogreco
Poetry, Fiction, Literary Non-Fiction : Small Press Distribution
"When you buy a book from Small Press Distribution, you don't just get something terrific to read: you help independent publishers and writers keep more money from their projects, which in turn helps nurture and sustain the literary arts as a whole.

Because we're a nonprofit, everything we do is aimed at helping essential but underrepresented literary communities participate fully in the marketplace and in the culture at large. We do this by offering book distribution, information services, and public advocacy programs to hundreds of small publishers.

Buy a book from SPD, enjoy a great read, and support the literary community!
At SPD, we connect readers with writers through independently published literature. Founded in 1969, SPD is currently the only distributor in the country dedicated exclusively to independently published literature."
books  literature  publishing  smallpressdistribution  publishers  independent  nonprofit  distribution  spd  poetry  fiction  nonprofits 
february 2013 by robertogreco
Granary Books - Publisher of Artist's Books
"For nearly thirty years, Granary Books has brought together writers, artists, and bookmakers to investigate verbal/visual relations in the time-honored spirit of independent publishing. Granary's mission—to produce, promote, document, and theorize new works exploring the intersection of word, image, and page—has earned the Press a reputation as one of the most unique and significant small publishers operating today.


Our project has been strengthened by a growing involvement in the organization, preservation, and sale of archives, manuscripts, and rare books by important contemporary writers and artists. While publishing remains central to Granary's purpose, we are also deeply involved with a widespread and local community of writers, poets, and artists. For years Granary occupied a gallery space in Soho, hosting countless public events, lectures, and readings while curating exhibits related to books, book art, poetry, and writing. We believe that Granary's publishing, preservation, and community outreach has significant long-term implications for the fields of writing and book art. Since the mid-nineties Granary has sought to produce, promote, and contextualize scholarship investigating an emerging history of small press publishing, poetry, and artists' books. Many of the books we have produced in this vein, including Johanna Drucker's essential The Century of Artists' Books, Jerome Rothenberg and Steve Clay's A Book of the Book: Some Works & Projections About the Book & Writing, and Steve Clay and Rodney Phillips's A Secret Location on the Lower East Side are now being used as textbooks at the college level, further opening and legitimizing the field for a new generation of scholars and practitioners.

Granary Books remains committed to publishing innovative written and visual work, observing progressive scholarship, and supporting adventurous bookmaking while exploring the relationships between seeing and reading, reading and seeking."
books  publishers  publishing  nyc  bookmaking  art  visual  progressivescholarship  granary  granarybooks  poetry  poets  artists  events  curation  curating  johannadrucker  jeromerothenberg  steveclay  rodenyphillips  artistsbooks  artbooks 
february 2013 by robertogreco
Wakefield Press
"Wakefield Press is an independent American publisher devoted to the translation of overlooked gems and literary oddities in small, affordable, yet elegant paperback editions. Our publications include the Wakefield Handbooks series (the guidebook as imagined through literature) and the Imagining Science series (science as imagined through literature), as well as forays into classic experimental fiction (literature as imagined through literature). Authors range from literary giants to those underrepresented (or unknown) in English."
publishers  books  wakefieldpress  georgesperec  benjaminpéret  pierrelouÿs  balzac  marcelschwob  charlesfourier  paulscheerbart  renédaumal  jean-pierremartinet 
february 2013 by robertogreco
Wave Books
"Wave Books is an independent poetry press based in Seattle, Washington, dedicated to publishing the best in contemporary poetry, poetry in translation, and writing by poets. The press was founded in 2005, merging with established publisher Verse Press. By publishing strong innovative work in finely crafted trade editions and hand-made ephemera, we hope to continue to challenge the values and practices of readers and add to the collective sense of what’s possible in contemporary poetry."
poetry  publishers  seattle  books  poets  publishing 
february 2013 by robertogreco
Tavern Books
"Tavern Books is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that exists to print, promote, and preserve works of literary vision, to foster a climate of cultural preservation, and to disseminate books in a way that benefits the reading public.

In addition to reviving out-of-print books, we publish works in translation from the world’s finest poets. We keep our titles in print, honoring the cultural contract between publisher and author, as well as between publisher and public. Our catalog, known as The Living Library, sustains the visions of our authors, ensuring their voices are alive in the social and artistic discourse of our modern era."
books  publishing  tavernbooks  outofprint  literature  culture  culturalpreservation  reading  translation  poetry  poets  thelivinglibrary  publishers 
february 2013 by robertogreco
Canarium Books - Canarium Books
"Established in 2008 and sponsored by the University of Michigan MFA Program in Creative Writing, Canarium Books is dedicated to publishing poetry by established and emerging authors from the United States and abroad.

Our first publication, Canarium 1, was published in 2008 and includes poems by Ed Roberson, Arda Collins, Takashi Hiraide, Dunya Mikhail, and a dozen other poets. Our single-author books are Union! (Ish Klein), The Tangled Line (Tod Marshall), The Waste Land and Other Poems (John Beer), The Irrationalist (Suzanne Buffam), Flowers (Paul Killebrew), Moving Day (Ish Klein), We Are Pharaoh (Robert Fernandez), A Fireproof Box (Gleb Shulpyakov, translated from the Russian by Christopher Mattison), Madame X (Darcie Dennigan), The Invention of Glass (Emmanuel Hocquard, translated from the French by Cole Swensen and Rod Smith), and I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say (Anthony Madrid)."
books  publishing  poetry  canariumbooks  publishers  johnbeer  suzannebuffam  darciedennigan  farnooshfathi  robertfernandez  emmanuelhocquard  paulkillebrew  ishklein  anthonymadrid  todmarshall  glebshulpyakov  thecanary 
february 2013 by robertogreco
Publication Studio
"We print and bind books on demand, creating original work with artists and writers we admire. We use any means possible to help writers and artists reach a public: physical books; a digital commons (where anyone can read and annotate our books for free); eBooks; and unique social events with our writers and artists in many cities. We attend to the social life of the book. Publication Studio is a laboratory for publication in its fullest sense—not just the production of books, but the production of a public. This public, which is more than a market, is created through physical production, digital circulation, and social gathering. Together these construct a space of conversation, a public space, which beckons a public into being.

Currently there are eight Publication Studios, in Portland (run by Patricia No and Antonia Pinter), the San Francisco Bay Area, CA (run by Ian Dolton-Thornton, with sage advice from Colter Jacobsen), Vancouver, BC, Canada (run by Keith Higgins and Kathy Slade), Toronto, Ontario, Canada (run by Derek McCormack, Alana Wilcox, and Michael Maranda), Boston (run by Sam Gould), Portland, Maine (run by Daniel Fuller and the Institute for Contemporary Art), Philadelphia (run by Robert Blackson and the Tyler School of Art), Los Angeles (run by Sergio Pastor, Matthew Schum, and Lizzie Fitch), and Malmö, Sweden, run by Ola Stahl. To contact one of the Publication Studios, click on its name on the home-page of this site."
art  artists  books  diy  publishing  portland  oregon  bayarea  sanfrancisco  vancouver  britishcolumbia  toronto  boston  maine  philadelphia  losangeles  publicationstudios  selfpublishing  ebooks  publication  self-publishing  publishers  bc 
february 2013 by robertogreco
China Miéville: the future of the novel | Books | guardian.co.uk
"With the internet has come proof that there are audiences way beyond the obvious."

"In fact what's becoming obvious - an intriguing counterpoint to the growth in experiment - is the tenacity of relatively traditional narrative-arc-shaped fiction. But you don't radically restructure how the novel's distributed and not have an impact on its form. Not only do we approach an era when absolutely no one who really doesn't want to pay for a book will have to, but one in which the digital availability of the text alters the relationship between reader, writer, and book. The text won't be closed."

"A collection of artists and activists advocating the neoliberalisation of children's minds. That is scandalous and stupid. The text is open. This should – could – be our chance to remember that it was never just us who made it, and it was never just ours."

"We piss and moan about the terrible quality of self-published books, as if slews of god-awful crap weren't professionally expensively published every year."

"There's a contingent relationship between book sales and literary merit, so we should totally break the pretence at a connection, because of our amplifying connection to everyone else, and orient future-ward with a demand.

What if novelists and poets were to get a salary, the wage of a skilled worker?"

"This would only be an exaggeration of the national stipends already offered by some countries for some writers. For the great majority of people who write, it would mean an improvement in their situation, an ability to write full-time. For a few it would mean an income cut, but you know what? It was a good run. And surely it's easily worth it to undermine the marketisation of literature for some kind of collectivity.

But who decides who qualifies as a writer? Does it take one sonnet? Of what quality? Ten novels? 50,000 readers? Ten, but the right readers? God knows we shouldn't trust the state to make that kind of decision. So we should democratise that boisterous debate, as widely and vigorously as possible. It needn't be the mere caprice of taste. Which changes. And people are perfectly capable of judging as relevant and important literature for which they don't personally care. Mistakes will be made, sure, but will they really be worse than the philistine thuggery of the market?

We couldn't bypass the state with this plan, though. So for the sake of literature, apart from any- and everything else, we'll have to take control of it, invert its priorities, democratise its structures, replace it with a system worth having.

So an unresentful sense of writers as people among people, and a fidelity to literature, require political and economic transformation. For futures for novels – and everything else. In the context of which futures, who knows what politics, what styles and which contents, what relationships to what reconceived communities, which struggles to express what inexpressibles, what stories and anti-stories we will all strive and honourably fail to write, and maybe even one day succeed?"
writers  writing  publishers  democratization  democracy  futures  politics  selfpublishing  self-publishing  neoliberalism  copyright  hypertextnovels  fiction  literature  weirdfictionreview  ubuweb  lyricalrealism  zadiesmith  jamesjoyce  poulocoelho  oulipo  modernism  brunoschulz  lawrencedurrell  borges  ebooks  hypertext  hypertextfiction  text  cv  economics  publishing  leisurearts  bookfuturism  futureofbooks  2012  chinamieville  collectivity  money  artleisure 
august 2012 by robertogreco
A Whip to Beat Us With
"For too long, publishers have been worrying about the wrong thing, chasing pie-in-the-sky DRM that has never worked at stopping piracy, and will never work. In the process, they’ve fashioned a scourge for their own industry—a multimillion-dollar liability that their customers will have to absorb in order for publishers to get back any leverage at the bargaining table. And every book you allow a tech company to sell with DRM only increases that liability."
1998  dmca  jimhines  technology  ebooks  books  apple  kindle  publishers  2012  corydoctorow  amazon  publishing  copyright 
april 2012 by robertogreco
James Bridle: Literature needs much more than ebooks (Wired UK)
"What we are coming to realise is that no one thing can pick up where the book left off; instead it is everything, all of our networks, our services, our devices, the internet plus everything else, which will carry literature forward. Literature is unique among art forms in that it is enacted entirely in the minds of author and reader; a psychic dance. Literature is everything, and thus everything must be employed in its support. And publishers, so long accustomed to doing a couple of things well, are adrift in a world that needs them to do everything -- or GTFO."
2012  future  internet  digital  literature  ebooks  publishing  publishers  books  jamesbridle 
april 2012 by robertogreco
SEMIOTEXT(E)
"Best known for its introduction of French theory to American readers, Semiotext(e) has been one of America’s most influential independent presses since its inception more than three decades ago. Publishing works of theory, fiction, madness, economics, satire, sexuality, science fiction, activism and confession, Semiotext(e’)s highly curated list has famously melded high and low forms of cultural expression into a nuanced and polemical vision of the present."
semiotext(e)  books  culture  theory  art  literature  philosophy  writing  publishers 
december 2011 by robertogreco
Factory School
"learning & production collective engaged in action research, publishing, media display & community service. Concerned w/ public education as much as education in public, Factory School emphasizes social & cultural reproductive function of multiple media arts. As a network of audio & video presentations, books, artwork, web-based installations, posters & pamphlets, we encourage use of all distributed materials for purposes of education in the broadest sense: in or out of the classroom, as prompts or models, as means or ends. We also sponsor research & design studios, provide teaching resources, & offer community-based mentoring & consulting. Factory School seeks to engage with others operating in the areas of education, publication, distribution, & civic action. We consider today's artists, educators & activists to be the vanguard of a new generation of culture workers striving to transcend borders of nation, language, class, race, gender, institutional status, & other divides."
art  community  education  activism  publishers  mentoring  mediaarts  factoryschool 
february 2011 by robertogreco
TitleZ: Book trends for publishers
"makes it easy to see how a book or group of books has performed over time, relative to other books on the market. Simply enter a search phrase, book title, or author, and TitleZ returns a comprehensive listing of books from Amazon along with our historic
amazon  analysis  books  tracking  performance  sales  rankings  trends  reputation  publishers  statistics  data 
october 2007 by robertogreco
Educational Heretics Press
"We are a small press that exists to question the dogmas and superstitions of mass, coercive schooling, with its roots in totalitarian thinking, with a view to developing the next modern, humane, flexible, personalised effective public learning system
alternative  books  democratic  education  learning  publishing  research  schools  homeschool  publishers  change  reform 
june 2007 by robertogreco

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