#FuckCancer marks our seventh title and if anything, Broken Sword Publications has definitely transformed over the years. People are fond of saying, “we started from the bottom and now we’re here,” and what I’ve accomplished here with this underground pub is no different, especially if you take into account that I started with fold/staple Xerox chapbooks offline and now publish books taught in universities.
Still, these are underground books and I struggle for publicity/relevancy. Publishing ain’t easy – don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. This business is as cutthroat as it gets. Doing this the right way (and learning as I go) takes blood, sweat, tears and everything in between. Much of this process is unsung, though I try not to harp about that too much. But anyone who has ever done this themselves knows. I’ve learned a ton doing this over the years; I burned some bridges and made others along the way. And that’s okay. It’s a process and I learn from my mistakes and successes.
I create quality books and unique ones at that. I’ll put ’em up against any major publisher’s books any day of the week. I’m proud of these titles and have no qualms in saying so. So, along with this fun little mini-video showcasing all the books I’ve produced over the years, I just want to say thanks. Thank you for all your support over the years. It means a lot! There’s much more to come.
Here’s to independent publishing and underground books!
Look and ask for these books at online and brick and mortar book stores and request them at your local library/school/store. They are available through Ingram Distribution with easy returns and industry standard discounts.
As always, thanks for reading!