Dear friends of Sullivan Street Press,
I began Sullivan Street Press as an advocate for environmentally sound production of books. That meant that we were one of the first e-book only companies. Experience has taught us that our writers and readers want to also have the books available in paperback. To that end, all our books now are available in both e-book and paperback formats.
This openness to our writers and readers has created a wonderful community surrounding Sullivan Street Press. People have heard of us and what we are doing far beyond the confines of our New York City base. This sensitivity has also attracted more authors to our program than ever before. In 2016, we will be doubling the number of books in our catalog and in 2017, we will be publishing our first translated works.
Help Our Books!
At this juncture, we need your help. We need your help in concrete ways: We need you to help us pay for the costs of producing these books.The only way our authors make any money from the sales of their books is when the costs of producing the books have been covered. At that point all sales lead to royalties.
A small press like Sullivan Street Press is up against competition from the larger publishers who can promise writers much more than we can in terms of advances and even marketing. It says a great deal about our writers that they choose to publish with us. Help us make their books successful.
How to Help
Please go to Help Our Books and choose whatever book you would like to support. If you donate $50 or more, a free, signed copy of the book you donated to will be sent to you once the book’s costs are covered. When you receive that copy of the book in the mail, you will know that the author will be receiving royalties going forward for the sales of that book.
We Count on Libraries Too
When you have read the new book, the one you helped make possible, you can help us even more. There are over 16,000 public libraries in this country. There are even more school libraries and college and university libraries. When you go to your local library and recommend they order one or more of our books, you will be giving the writers an even greater audience.
Don’t misunderstand me, I want to see all our books in bookstores too. But it is much more difficult to make money from bookstore sales than from library sales.
No matter how we get our books into the hands of readers–through the libraries, via bookstores, in book clubs, at schools–the result will be the same: the author will be paid for the time and effort of writing the book. And that, my friends, is the purpose of our campaign.
We are all counting on your help and it is much appreciated.
Deborah Emin, Publisher
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