Publishers from 31 independent presses talk about how they came to publishing and
why they stayed (or left), 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 great nineteenth-century founders of the New York houses. It provides a picture of non-academic intellectual and literary life in North America at the end of the twentieth century.
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