Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Graywolf Press

City Pages has a nice profile of Graywolf Press, “a small but highly respected literary publisher in Minnesota” that “puts art before profit.” Thanks to break-out successes like Per Petterson’s Out Stealing Horses, Graywolf Press has been doing quite well recently. Jim Sitter, a literary consultant, comments:
They’re competing with Random House and Simon & Schuster, with organizations that have a budget of a billion dollars or more, in some cases. … That’s very hard to do when you have a small budget. In effect, they’re taking on competition that can be 1,000 times their size, and they’re succeeding.
The profile is a nice antidote to all the gloom-and-doom stories we’ve seen recently about the publishing industry.

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