Helpful links for all who are interested in learning more about independent publishing
Lists of Web Sites of Independent Publishers:
New Pages Online --Excellent list of the Websites of Independent Presses
Street Librarian-- Home Page of Utne Reader's own librarian, Chris Dodge
'Our mission, since incorporating in April of 1998, has been to provide news and reviews about independent and university presses to the trade on a consistent basis...Our on-line goals are to provide information on independent presses to web-users worldwide...'
Marketing and Distribution:
Independent Publishers Group
'...is a book distributor for a large number of independent publishers and small presses throughout the USA and worldwide. On this site you can find an online catalog of books IPG distributes, information about the services provided to publishers, how to contact us, how to order books, and more.
Publisher's Marketing Association
'One of the best marketing organizations for publishers.'
Additional Support and Information:
SPAWN 'Small Publishers, Writers and Artists Network'
'This site offers you information on writing and publishing. It also offers links to research sources, publishers, printers, and the media. '
SPAN, Small Publishers Association of North America
'Run by publishing consultants, Tom and Marilyn Ross, SPAN membership includes
money-saving possibilities, an outstanding monthly newsletter, and an optional yearly publishing seminar.'
LitLine: 'Presses, Journals, Links'
'As a national center for the literary arts, the Unit for Contemporary Literature at Illinois State University is committed to the advancement of the independent literary community...'
provides an article on how to start a small press:
Join the Conversation: Declarations of Independents in Cafe Utne
Come talk with readers, writers, and publishers of independent presses
For more resources about independent publishing
Links to articles about independent publishers featured in the 100th issue of Utne Reader.
Declarations of Independents
Cinco Puntos Press
Coach House Books Copper Canyon Press
Four Way Books
Manic D Press
More Great Books