It often goes without saying that publishing houses, even small ones like Barclay Press, wouldn’t be much without writers. And because it goes without saying, we forget how much writers matter – how much you matter. So almost every morning this week, I’ve been starting my work with a reminder: I couldn’t do any of this without you.
Barclay Press and its various imprints released thirteen titles in 2018. That’s nearly three times as many titles as in 2017 and more than six times as many as in 2016. But in the larger scheme of things, Barclay Press remains a small press (which, for the record, includes any U.S. publishing house with less than $50 million in sales).
I was meeting with a writer this week, and she suggested that a newsletter for writers might be a fun and efficient way to keep you informed about what’s happening with your book while giving you some behind-the-scenes insights into how we operate, what we’re up to, and where you and your work fit into the bigger picture here at Barclay Press.
Life is what it is, regardless, always a gift: Last August, Bill Denham approached me with an idea: a small book of autobiographical and deeply personal poems that might speak to people, “even if they did not know the particulars of my life.” I told Bill I was interested, but I had a problem. Barclay […]