Akashic Publisher Johnny Temple Welcomes You!
It is with great pleasure and a little bit of relief that I welcome you to our new website. For many years now, we’ve been dragging around a perfectly functional website with a practically pre-digital feel, and we’re thrilled to unveil this new look that will feature original content nearly every day of the week. (Credit is due to our outstanding website developer, Bangbay Siboliban, without whom none of this would have been possible. And thanks too to Jason Harvey and Jesse Trippe for their early design and developmental assistance.) A quick glimpse at our home page and you’ll discover several great new features.
You’ll find a number of unique web-only features and guest posts updating daily: Mondays Are Murder presents an original work of flash noir fiction modeled after our Noir Series, authored by many of the great contributors to our series, and open for outside submissions; our guest bloggers this month explore Black History Month on the model of Bernice L. McFadden’s “Are We Related?” Courttia Newland, Kwame Dawes, and others will join Bernice in sharing their genealogical history; Akashic In Good Company is a weekly interview/conversation series between managing editor Johanna Ingalls and fellow industry insiders; publicist Kate Bogden curates news from the whole publishing industry and encapsulates it with her Weekly Roundup; and my Literary Lions feature kicks off with 15 questions with Dennis Lehane.
We have many more features planned, and we’re always open to ideas for original content. And every page on our website has comment fields. We’d love to hear from you!
Publisher, Akashic Books
Posted: Feb 1, 2013
Featured: Music/Popular Culture/Art
- The Plot Against Hip Hop
- Hard Art, DC 1979
- Seriously, Just Go to Sleep
- Playing President: My Close Encounters with Nixon, Carter, Bush I, Reagan, and Clinton–and How They Did Not Prepare Me for George W. Bush
- Bronx Biannual: The Literary Journal of Urbane Urban Literature
- The Half That’s Never Been Told: The Real-Life Reggae Adventures of Doctor Dread
- Infinity Blues
- Scars of the Soul Are Why Kids Wear Bandages When They Don’t Have Bruises
- The Accidental Hunter
- Go de Rass to Sleep
- South of the Pumphouse
- Hunters in High Heels