Welcome to Broken Sword Publications, LLC. BSP is a small and independent, American publishing company that specializes in printing material the mainstream publishing world would never consider. BSP is a 100-percent independent publisher of underground, subversive and counter-culture books since roughly 2002. BSP is a true 1st Amendment advocate that believes in the freedom of speech, absolutely. BSP continues to provide an alternative to traditional publishing houses – free from corporate censorship/ corporate sponsorship and free marketing tactics, political correctness and the thought police. BSP prides itself on producing raw, independent and underground material.
This publishing house began with the simple goal of getting my own writing out there on the market. After several attempts at getting traditional publishers to sneeze in my direction I decided to take matters into my own hands – this company and its books are the result. Following in the footsteps of people who I admired in (and outside of) the industry, I was determined to get my work out there by any means necessary, and on my own terms. After several stumbles and learning experiences, I began publishing other’s work and the result has been phenomenal.
After a decade in the industry, despite being largely ignored by both the mainstream publishing world, as well as the indie media, BSP is still here.
BSP remains an underground publishing house with a small but dedicated audience. BSP has been featured on radio, web, print and television, from coast to coast and its books have reached the shelves of both traditional and independent bookstores stores, as well as select public libraries, and as teaching material in universities and both public/private schools. Its books have also been the basis for more than a few dissertations.
BSP had the honor of participating in the 2013 and 2014 Tucson Festival of Books. In 2013 we presented an all-star panel about one of our books, live on C-SPAN. In 2014 we brought indie publishing to all of the Southwestern United States and beyond, including to the Honda Center with George Lopez.
In addition to this, BSP is one of only a handful of 100% Chicano owned/operated small presses in the United States. In my not-so-humble opinion, that’s a big deal.
It’s important to note that BSP does not produce e-books, as it goes against our core philosophy. BSP publishes only print books! Print, in my opinion, is the last frontier for the freedom of speech!
In these days of political correctness run amok, wholesale lies, censorship, the thought police and Idiocracy come to life, BSP continues to fight for the independence of print and the freedom of thought/expression. The Web may be shrinking but the world of indie print remains wide open and I’m proud be a part of that.
I am more than proud of these accomplishments and cannot thank all of you enough who continue to support this venture.
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