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Digital Dreams

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Drawing on 23 years of experience operating an independent publishing company, Joe Biel has written the most accessible and comprehensive guide to running a successful publishing business. Featuring interviews with other upstart independent publishers and funny anecdotes from publishing's long history as well as detailed charts and visuals, this book is intended both beginners looking for a realistic overview of the publishing or self-publishing process and for experienced publishers seeking a deeper understanding of accounting principles, ways to bring their books to new audiences, and how to advance their mission in a changing industry.

Lethal Theater

December 19, 2018
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In her new poetry collection, Lethal Theater, Susannah Nevison reckons with the rituals of violence that underpin the American prison system, both domestically and abroad. Exploring the multiple roles of medicine in incarceration, Nevison’s poems expose the psychological and physical pain felt by the prison system’s inhabitants. Lethal Theater is an attempt to articulate and make visible a grotesque and overlooked part of American pain.

Leopard Lady

December 19, 2018
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"You have not before read a book like this one. This one will take you where you have never been. Yes, you may have seen a circus but that is not exactly what is here. Nor have you met these people before. Unique, deeply moving, funny, and withal composed on the edge of danger and enlightenment, Leopard Lady is masterful. Nieman's syntax, rhymes, meter and scenes make music while the reader is charged with an energy that takes us closer and closer to the singular truth we must bear." —Kelly Cherry

Fluid States

December 19, 2018
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A collection of lyric essays that considers the way subjects, stories, facts, and memories are as interconnected as streams in a watershed, Fluid States explores the interlocking issues created by the oilfields of North Dakota, the ephemerality of perfume, canning tomatoes, a fungus that infects and transforms mushrooms, and being the focus of internet hate. Short essays that present delightfully surprising facts with elegantly lyric language, her pieces all share underlying currents that question assumptions about gender, violence, reason, and intuition.

Difficult People

December 19, 2018
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Manipulators, liars, egomaniacs, bullies, interrupters, condescenders, ice queens, backstabbers, hypocrites, withholders, belligerents, self-deceivers, whiners, know-it-alls, nitpickers: these are some of the characters you’ll encounter in the collection of stories, Difficult People. As these characters fumble through their quests for freediving fame, stand-up glory, romantic love, stable employment or anyone who can tolerate them, they reveal that we are all, in our own ways, difficult people.

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Moxie, Alex Poppe, Tortoise Books

Rest in My Shade: A Poem about Roots, Nora Lester Murad & Danna Masad, Interlink Publishing Group

The Storyteller of Damascus, Rafik Schami, Interlink Publishing Group

Rebel Voices: The Global Fight for Women's Equality and the Right to Vote, Louise Kay Stewart, Interlink Publishing Group

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Bad Harvest, Dzvinia Orlowsky, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Children of the Anxious City, Al Russell, Vegetarian Alcoholic Press

Crude Angel, Suzanne Cleary, BkMk Press

Dark Sister: Poems, Linda Rodriguez, Mammoth Publications

Deer at Twilight, Paul J. Willis, Stephen F. Austin State University Press

Destruction of the Lover, Luis Panini,

End of the Business Day, Robert Herson, Hanging Loose Press

ever really hear it, Soham Patel, Subito Press

Gunshot, Peacock, Dog, Rick Campbell, Madville Publishing

Ill Angels, Dante Di Stefano, Etruscan Press

The Imaginal Marriage, Eleanor Mae Stanford, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Known by Salt, Tina Mozelle Braziel, Anhinga Press

Li Bai Rides a Celestial Dolphin Home, Tom Sexton, University of Alaska Press

Luxury, Blue Lace, S. Brook Corfman, Autumn House Press

May Is an Island, Jonathan Johnson, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Mitochondrial Night, Ed Bok Lee, Coffee House Press

No Beautiful, Anne Marie Rooney, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Our Colony Beyond the City of Ruins, Janalyn Guo, Subito Press

Ransom Street, Claire Millikin, 2Leaf Press

Rosa's Einstein, Jennifer Givhan, University of Arizona Press

Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters, Jackie Craven, Brick Road Poetry Press

Sunbathing on Tyrone Power's Grave, Kim Dower, Red Hen Press

Sweet Herbaceous Miracle, Berwyn Moore, BkMk Press

To Those Who Were Our First Gods, Nickole Brown, Rattle

Traveling for No Good Reason, George Franklin, Sheila-Na-Gig Editions

The Turning, Ricardo Pau-Llosa, Carnegie Mellon University Press

When the Bird Is Not a Human, HR Hegnauer, Subito Press

when they say you can't go home again what they mean is you were never there, Marty McConnell, Southern Indiana Review Press

Wounds Fragments Derelict, Carlos Gabriel Kelly, 2Leaf Press

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This Heart Holds Many: My Life as the Nonbinary Millennial Child of a Polyamorous Family, Koe Creation, Thorntree Press

To Build a Trail: Essays on Curiosity, Love, & Wonder, Paul J. Willis, WordFarm

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Aya Dane, Mhani Alaoui, Interlink Publishing Group

The Great Czech Navy, Richard Katrovas, Carnegie Mellon University Press

Hit Your Brights, Constance Squires, University of Oklahoma Press

The Last Pier, Roma Tearne, Gallic Books / Aardvark Bureau

Lowdown, Anthony Schneider, Permanent Press

An Orphanage of Dreams, Sam Savage, Coffee House Press

Savage Conversations, Leanne Howe, Coffee House Press

Song for the Unraveling of the World, Brian Evenson, Coffee House Press

Stella Maris: And Other Key West Stories, Michael Carroll, Turtle Point Press

When We Were Someone Else, Rachel Groves, BkMk Press

Your Love Alone Is Not Enough, Richard Froude, Subito Press


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