Saturday, November 25, 2017
A small press gives its perspective on "Small Business Saturday"
Today, at the “Small Business Saturday” hosted by the DC Center for the LGBT Community in Washington DC, I was able to talk to a small press owner for Red Bone Press.
I did buy one book, a collection of free-form poetry by Marvin K. White, “Our Name Be Witness”.
The press says it specializes in black (or presumably other “intersectional” minority) lesbian and gay issues.
This appears to be a trade press, not self. It appears to manage the actual production and distribution of books rather than outsourcing it to a self-publisher (like Create Space or Author Solutions).
The owner told me she spends at least two days a week on marketing and running the business as a business (wholesale and retail) as opposed to developing more content (which I spend my time on).
She also said she spends considerable effort reaching independent bookstores and has been to the Miami Book Fair (covered last weekend).