Akashic intern Melissa Bean reviews Mundo Cruel by Luis Negrón (Seven Stories Press).
Category: Akashic in Good Company
Welcome to Akashic in Good Company, a regular feature where Akashic spotlights the remarkable people and places in today’s publishing industry. This is where you’ll find managing editor Johanna Ingalls’s in-depth profiles of literary agents, bookstore owners, publishers, and many others; our Indie Bookstore Spotlight and photo tours; reviews of works from other small publishers; and additional posts highlighting our colleagues in other corners of the publishing world.
Our neighbors at Archipelago Books have launched a new design of their website!
This week Akashic in Good Company is delighted to feature a virtual tour of an excellent indie bookstore in Connecticut: Bank Square Books!
Akashic intern Yaima Villarreal reviews Ghost Moth by Michèle Forbes (Bellevue Literary Press).
Akashic’s Katie Martinez reviews Crapalachia: A Biography of Place by Scott McClanahan (Two Dollar Radio).
Housing Works Bookstore & Café assistant store manager Merril Speck approached our booth at BEA with a refreshing counterpoint to the hours of hyper-commercial meetings, greetings, queries, and conversations for which the trade show is known. His idea for an International Crime Book Group—to help engage the non-profit’s clients while securing contributions from publishers—stood out from the mundane busyness with which we were otherwise engaged. We agreed to contribute (our Venice Noir is on the group’s docket), and, in service to our International Crime Month theme, asked him to tell us more about himself, Housing Works, and the International Crime Book Group. We’re pleased to find his writing style just a little bit noir.
Michael Reynolds of Europa Editions reports on International Crime Month!
Akashic Books has partnered with three influential independent publishers—Grove Atlantic, Melville House, and Europa Editions—for a month-long initiative featuring acclaimed crime fiction authors, editors, critics, and publishers appearing together in a series of readings, panels, and discussions!