If you’re thinking of publishing with an independent press, you’ll want to read Publishers Weekly’s article on the indie presses that grew last year.
The fastest growing indie in 2009 was Quirk Books, launched in 2002 and staffed by 15 people. It’s biggest hit last year was Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
Another popular indie publisher is Skyhorse Press, know as “a niche publisher that is in a lot of niches.” One of those niches is “publishing older books that have either gone out of print or had their rights revert to the author.”
Blue Apple Books, founded in 2003, maintains a backlist of more than 120 titles and focuses on readers from infant to age 10.
Morgan James has stayed in the market by moving more of its titles from hardcover to trade paperback and plans to focus, in 2010, on business and sports books.
Turner Publishing if focusing on the trade market, looking to publish titles with anational appeal.
These are some of the top indie publishers. You can go to the full article to check out more on the list, including Square One Publishers, Prufrock Press, Ulysses Press, Red Wheel Weiser Conari, and Chelsea Green Publishing. At the very end of the article, there’s a graphic showing where each publisher is located.
How many of you are with an independent press or are thinking of querying an indie?
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