My May “Afterthought” continues the shout-out to authors launching books during a pandemic and indie authors and presses. As you can tell, I’m a fan of books (poetry, fiction, and non-fiction) from small, independent presses (all of these pictured are from my shelves).
Many of these small publishers produce a handful or two of titles each year, and a few are self-published. Why do authors choose to publish on their own or with small presses? There are at least as many reasons as the number of Afterthoughts I’ve posted, but for many of us, we work with small presses because they’re the best fit for us and our work.
Do any of these titles intrigue you? If so, just type them into your search engine, and you can learn more about them and the authors. Most can be purchased from indie bookstores; just contact your favorite place to shop with the title, author name, and ISBN (13-digit number on the back cover). Or go to the websites for the authors or the press; it’s likely you can purchase online from them.
You likely noticed quite a few of these books were published by Homebound Publications. And, yes, that’s the press that published my memoir, Hiking Naked. Homebound, entering its tenth year, was founded by author and photographer Leslie M. Browning. With a commitment to the environment and contemplative literature, Homebound is the perfect fit for my writing. As a reader, I also find it’s an ideal source for books that inspire and inform me.
It’s also where you’ll find the right attire for reading.
Homebound makes online purchasing easy and safe. They accept Square (Debit/Credit), Paypal, Apple Pay, and Google Pay. And they offer free shipping over $40.00 and 20% off with coupon code INDIESTRONG.
Hurray for indies! Let’s keep ’em strong.