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Publishing Lives
Publishing Lives

Publishing Lives

Interviews with Independent Book Publishers in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia


570 Pages, 5.95 x 8.94

Formats: Cloth, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $22.95 (US $22.95) (CA $30.95)

Publication Date: January 2010

ISBN 9780930773410

Rights: WOR

Black Heron Press (Jan 2010)

Price: $22.95


In Publishing Lives, publishers from 31 independent presses talk about how they came to publishing and why they stayed ( or didn't), the mistakes they made, their relationships with authors, the problems of growth, definitions of success, why they do or do not seek grants, their relationships with distributors, bookstores, New York and Toronto, and each other. More than just a directory, Publishing Lives presents these publishers as the spiritual heirs of the nineteenth-century founders of the great New York houses.


"Interested in the independent publishing game? Then take note of these diverse–yet totally valid–observations by industry entrepreneurs." — Publisher's Weekly

". . . this hefty book should be required reading for anyone thinking about breaking into the publishing profession." — The Bloomsbury Review

Author Biography

Jerome Gold is the author of thirteen books, including the fiction collection, The Moral Life of Soldiers, and Paranoia & Heartbreak, a memoir of the years he spent as a rehabilitation counselor in a prison for children. He lives in Seattle, Washington.