I'm looking to find independent trade publishing houses that distribute their products as ebooks (with print as a secondary concern, if they do it at all).
Full disclosure: I'm currently writing my master's thesis (for a publishing degree in London, England) about ebook pricing, with a focus on independents and how they survive in a landscape dominated by Amazon. So in the short-term, I'd like to find ebook publishers in the hopes that some of them will answer questions I have about their pricing strategies. In the long-term, I want to buy more ebooks!
There are a lot of directories online [here
, and here
, for example] but they're cluttered with vanities, and I'm specifically after small companies that have a professional outlook, a strong editorial hand, and a dedication to ebooks, with or without the print element. Genre is of no concern.
From the research I've done so far, the following houses meet my criteria:
- The Atavist
- OR Books
- 40K Books
- Baen Books
- Online Originals
I'd prefer to stick with companies rather than self-publishing individuals, but if you know someone in the latter category that I need to consider, feel free to share. Also, innovative models like Gluejar
are very welcome.
And if you want to talk to me about your experiences with or theories about ebook pricing, please don't hesitate to MeMail me.
Thank you, o hivemind!