|Dedicated to Peace & Equality — Southwest Independent Publisher est. 1986|
And so a new publishing company was born. All of the Amador titles, in one way or another, touch on themes and principles important to Harry and Adela -- peace, equality, respect for all cultures, and preservation of the Biosphere.
Harry Willson Adela Amador
Passing the Baton
The Future of Amador Publishers|
by Zelda Gatuskin, editor in chief, Amador Publishers, LLC
The future of Amador Publishers is digital. Since I took over the press in 2010, all new titles have been published on a digital print-on-demand platform, through which they are available for purchase worldwide, printed as ordered at the nearest facility. Most of our new titles are also published as e-books. (The exception is the Worldwind Books Poetry Series, which is only published in print.)
I'm proud to report that of the eight new titles we produced from 2010 through 2016, we have had five New Mexico/Arizona Book Award finalists, of which four are First Place winners:
So far, a dozen pre-2010 titles have also been converted to e-books, and more will follow. And we are beginning to issue new printings of our early titles using the print-on-demand method. This makes the titles more widely available in print even as we dispose of old inventory, reducing costs all around, while we freshen up covers and correct any errors that slipped through the first time.
All it takes is time, (30 years of experience,) and just little bit of money. Publishing doesn't cost nearly as much as it once did, when we'd print a first run of 3,000 books. Still, it's taking more than has been coming in of late.
Please support our effort by buying books and sharing our links with other readers.
Our titles published since 2010 are in the digital pipeline and available from your favorite vendors, and the backlist titles are soon to follow. All of our print editions can be ordered directly from the this website using the online payment buttons or our print-and-mail order form. We have books to suit a wide variety of reading tastes, and with your support there will be more enjoyable and inspiring titles to come.
I don't know about you, but books have saved my life—my sanity, my humanity, my creative spirit—more than a few times. Now I'm trying to save a publishing company. I could use your help.
That's my pitch. Thanks for pitching in! –Zelda
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