• This Is Fine - new book from author Santino J. Rivera! On sale now!


Hello, and welcome to Broken Sword Publications. if you are interested in buying BSP books, there are a couple of options. As a small and indie press who utilizes a ‘print on demand’ business model, we do not keep a lot of stock on hand, unless a title is brand new.

We encourage people to buy BSP books through our Amazon store. Amazon is an interesting phenomenon for a small press, as they often cause publishers to compete against themselves. It is difficult to beat free shipping. If you do purchase BSP books through them, you also can leave a review for our titles there, which is strongly encouraged. Positive reviews on indie books help out more than people realize. Seriously, good reviews are like Xmas presents.

You can also purchase BSP books directly on our Big Cartel store! Our Big Cartel store features all BSP titles as well as merchandise, such as our new bookmarks!

Our latest book, This Is Fine, is available through our Big Cartel store right now and comes with two free bookmarks while supplies last!

Finally, BSP books are distributed through Ingram. If you are a bookseller and have an Ingram account, you can order our books through Ingram directly and in bulk if you so desire. This affords you the standard industry discount as well as the ability to return unsold titles!

In addition, you can always order our books through any Barnes & Noble store or local book shop, just ask them to carry BSP!

Please ask your local indie bookstore and library to order them as well! If you have any questions about ordering our books please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for your business!

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Alcohol Soaked and Nicotine Stained by Santino J. Rivera [OUT OF PRINT]

Alcohol Soaked and Nicotine Stained is the rare and out of print chapbook coming straight out of the BSP archives! This little book made waves and explosions (in the author’s mind) when it first hit the streets. No one who read it (and there were few) was ever the same! The book was created in the spirit of Henry Rollins’ DIY publishing and features crude original artwork, booze-induced, hard-knock stories and sleazy, self-loathing tales of woe from the ‘hood dating all the way back to 1993. Will this collection ever see a reprint..? Stay tuned…!

Demon in the Mirror By Santino J. Rivera [OUT OF PRINT –  2nd Printing due in 2018]

Demon in the Mirror is a hard-edged collection of dark writings from author S. Joaquin Rivera. This explicit collection is gritty, gut-punching and hauntingly real. After reading this book a reporter once asked Rivera if he had ever killed anyone…find out of that reporter was just another hack or if you really should judge a book by its cover.

Amerikkkan Stories by Santino J. Rivera

The second collection of hardcore poetry, stories and essays from author S.J. Rivera. Rivera picks up right where he left off and takes a 12-gauge shotgun to the Amerikkkan landscape, peppering it with words honed on the front lines of these so-called United States. You will not find another book like this! (Really!) Buy here!

¡Ban This! The BSP Anthology of Xican@ Literature

WARNING: This book is a weapon. This book is extremely dangerous. This book is explosive. This book is illegal. This book could land you in jail! Broken Sword Publications proudly presents, ¡Ban This! The BSP Anthology of Xican@ Literature, an unparalleled survey of some the best Xican@ voices of the modern era. Santino J. Rivera, author and indie publisher, introduces readers to the most significant and compelling voices of the Xican@ movement since Message to Aztlán. Buy here!

Josh Divine’s Ducktown  by Josh Divine

What is Ducktown? Who are Dorkiss, Junior and Floyd the Penguin? What’s wrong with these ducks? To answer these questions you must first enter the mind of Ducktowncreator, Josh Divine, and take a wicked ride through this Divine Comedy.

Ducktown never died, its characters just went to Hell.

For the first time ever, Divine’s controversial comic strip is resurrected in one deluxe volume. Read how Ducktown was created and learn the history behind its lovable and cruel characters.

Ducktown features guest strips, fan art, early weeklies and serials! This twisted and hysterical tome also includes never before seen portraits by Josh Divine and much more! Buy here!

Lowriting: Shots, Rides & Stories from the Chicano Soul  by Art Meza

Take a little trip into the world of Lowriting. Cruise through the streets where sparks on asphalt fly, oldies are forever and tales of love, lust and the law will tempt you. These are the stories behind the cars and people who love them. Lowriting: Shots, Rides & Stories from the Chicano Soul puts the iconic images of Los Angeles based photographer Art Meza with stories from some of the most chingón voices in the literary world today. Buy here!

#FuckCancer The True Story of How Robert the Bold Kicked Cancer’s Ass by Robert Flores

#FuckCancer is the true story of how one man beat the odds and kicked Cancer’s ass. While many people shy away from the very word “cancer,” Robert Flores, a mild-mannered butcher from Santana, California chose to face the demon head-on and beat stage IV colon cancer into remission.

You will read, in Robert’s own words, what it was like to go from diagnosis to remission and everything in-between. Most people lack the fortitude it takes to detail their own personal Hell but then Robert Flores is no ordinary man. He is Robert the Bold. Buy here!

This Is Fine by Santino J. Rivera

This Is Fine is the third and possibly last (gasp!) book of poetry from author Santino J. Rivera. This is everything you never imagined poetry could be and then some. So, go ahead, take a peek inside, kick the tires and let this be an example of how poetry could be but usually isn’t. This is un-poetry. This is fine. On sale now! Buy here!


Available while supplies last, BSP is offering a 2-pack of original bookmarks when you order any book! You will receive one Support Your Loco Publisher bookmark which features artwork from the new book, This Is Fine and you will also receive one of our Never Mind The Hispanics bookmarks, which is a play on the classic Sex Pistols legendary punk cover. This image was previously featured on a BSP sticker which sold out! The bookmarks come 2 per order and measure 2 x 6. They are printed on glossy 16 pt card stock and printed in the USA.