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The Path to Publishing, Part 2: Distribution

by Gideon Marcus Welcome back to “The Path to Publishing,” a series detailing all that we’ve learned in the last two years of running a small press. If you missed installment one, where we discussed our disenchantment with the traditional publishing process and why we founded our own press, you can find it here. There…

Launching in a pandemic

When we launched Kitra, my YA space adventure, I feared the worst. After all, the launch date was April 1. 2020. Let’s face it — Nothing was happening in April 2020. We were all in lockdown, and the bookstores were all closed. So much for my debut title. Except, Kitra has been a consistent success…

Reviews? Yes we get reviews!

One of the most gratifying things about running a publishing house is reading the reviews of the titles you produce. We have been fortunate enough (or perhaps good enough at our jobs) to collect a lot of good press. It occurred to us that you might enjoy reading what other folks are saying about our…

Bookplates now available!

Long ago, in the before-time, one of my greatest joys was signing my books. Picture this: an intimate gathering at a bookshop or a huge, boisterous crowd at a microbrewery. I’ve just given a 30 minute talk on the women pioneers of space science or the state of science fiction in 1963. And then I…

I Want the Stars is out!

Hello! Today, we are launching Tom Purdom’s timeless classic, I Want the Stars, now back in print after 56 years! Eight hundred years from now, Earth is a paradise. Humanity has faced its greatest challenges…and won. Every wish is fulfilled. Every need is met. But is that enough? Jenorden wants more, wandering the galaxy with…

Kitra, a YA Space Adventure, is here!

Hey! What a lousy month March was. We’ve been stuck inside, the news is scary, the stores have no toilet paper. School has been cancelled. Kids are cooling their heels at home, or worse, struggling with distance learning. Working from home isn’t as fun as it sounded, and if you have to go on site…

Publishing in a time of crisis

Hello, out there. What a crazy month it’s been for all of us. Businesses are shuttering, people are going into self-isolation (we’ve been staying home and not visiting with anyone since Saturday), and things are getting scary. But this is exactly the time when those of us who can should keep on keeping on, providing…

State of the Press, March 2020 edition

Rediscovery a smash hit Hello from sunny San Diego! When we began Journey Press early last year, we had high hopes. Our goal was not only to bring back some of the forgotten classics of science fiction’s Silver Age, but also to encourage new voices in the genre. Our focus is on marginalized voices: women,…