Saturday, October 9, 2010

Hour Four Mini-Challenge: Indie Books

Here are the spines of the books I plan to read (or try to read) today. Little Women is an illustrated edition published by Grosset & Dunlap, now a part of Penguin. The Barfighter is an ARC, published by The Permanent Press, which is a true independent press. Eggs is published by Little, Brown - an imprint of Hachette, so it wouldn't qualify. Outlander is published by Dell (Random House). Little Men is an edition which belonged to my mother as a child, published by Nelson Doubleday (now part of Random House). I'm reading another Permanent Press book, too, another ARC, The Disappearance. Finally, I have Amagansett, which is published by Berkley, an imprint of Penguin. So I guess the two Permanent Press books are my only two independently published books. But at least I have two!!! This was a cool mini-challenge because it made me think more about who's publishing what I read. I've never really paid attention before, and it was interesting to research the various arms of the big publishing houses.

1 comment:

The Brain Lair (KB) said...

we have that same illustrated edition of Little Women! It's always amazing what you find out about your reading when you start paying attention!

Keep on reading!!
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