I’m doing ok with my #Read Harder 2017 allocation list but I’m really struggling to find a book that’s been published by a micropress. Can anyone help?
Firstly, I’m finding it hard to identify exactly what constitutes a micropress. I’d given up googling this (no, NOT Microsoft) and instead I’m looking around for “small publishing houses”. Is this the same thing?
Secondly, a lot of the recommendations on Goodreads etc. are for American publishers. Being based in the UK it’s just easier to buy something from a British publishing house (plus it’s nice to support local-ish businesses). What I’d really like to do is find a micropress in the West Midlands but since finding one at all is like looking for a needle in a haystack I don’t think I’ll have much luck.
Thirdly, I usually read e-books on my kindle and from the few small publishers that I have found, most only do hard copy books.
Finally, I’m looking for an engaging book that appeals to me. I don’t want to read about canals, or poetry, or recollections of the Hampstead Ponds. I appreciate that it’s incredibly hard to get a publishing deal but there is a teeny tiny part of me that thinks that if these books were any good they would have been picked up by a bigger publisher *gasp*. Yes I know that makes me a terrible person.
Does anyone have ANY IDEAS AT ALL about this category? I’ll take anything you’ve got.
Ta very much,