“Where there’s a will, there’s a way!”
An Interview with Justin David from Inkandescent

In the summer of 2021, indie publisher Inkandescent published MAINSTREAM. An Anthology of Stories from the Edges. As Aliya Gulamani (Spread the Word / Unbound) wrote in her foreword: “They wanted to create an anthology unrestricted by theme and subject that celebrated talented writers and the stories they wanted to […] Read more

Unapologetic, Inkandescent: An Anthology of Stories from the Edges

In today’s post, Sandra van Lente shares her experience of reading MAINSTREAM. An Anthology of Stories from the Edges and interviews Justin David, one of the authors, editors and publishers of the anthology. MAINSTREAM. An Anthology of Stories from the Edges was published by the indie publisher Inkandescent, crowdfunded through […] Read more

Happy & Healthy Holidays

Happy Holidays! May the next year be less like this one… Here’s some inspiration for the holidays and beyond: The 2020 Advent Calendar of German indie publishers: www.instagram.com/wereadindie or:  www.readindie.wordpress.com/2020/12/03/der-adventskalender-der-unabhaengigen-verlage For German books in English translation, visit the fabulous and newly founded imprint V&Q Books (and check out their blog […] Read more

Happy Launch Day, V&Q Books! An Interview with Publisher and Translator Katy Derbyshire

Happy Publication Day! Today, V&Q Books officially launches its first book: Paula by Sandra Hoffmann, translated by Katy Derbyshire – the first in a hopefully long series of English translations of German books (www.vq-books.eu). The launch will be held at ocelot, not just another bookstore. It’s invitation only, but you […] Read more

Knights Of Books Make the Perfect Christmas Present: Treat the Small Human in Your Life to One This Year

Our guest author Melanie Ramdarshan Bold introduces us to the indie publisher Knights Of, whose books want to “give windows into as many worlds as possible”, and explains how they have been disrupting the UK publishing industry. And as Christmas is around the corner, Melanie also included some recommendations for […] Read more