Frequently Asked Questions
- What kind of independent publishers feature on Readers & Publishers?
Independent publishers with a clear publishing vision, often focusing on a particular subject, concept, or even a particular style.
Not affiliated with any large corporation or conglomerate.
Not working as a self-publishing initiative.
With books published in English or, in English and other languages (all listed books are written in English).
Not solely publishing e-books (all listed books are print editions).
- I am not an independent publisher, can I still join?
No, Readers & Publishers only features independent publishers.
- Is it free to join Readers & Publishers?
Yes! It's free to visit and search Readers & Publishers, as well as to join and list your work as an independent publisher on the directory.
- What should I do if I am not sure my independent publisher is what you're looking for?
Please get in touch with us, we'd be pleased to hear from you. You can find our contact details at the end of this page.
- I'm an artist/writer and I'm interested to talk to one of the independent publishers about my work, what should I do?
Visit the Publishers' profile on Readers & Publishers, check their submission policy and then contact them if appropriate.
- How can I support/sponsor Readers & Publishers?
If you are a company, festival or interested individual that is as passionate as us about this project, please contact us to hear about ways you can support Readers & Publishers to continue to grow and develop. For instance, if you would be interested to become a Readers & Publishers sponsor we'd be happy to discuss the ways in which to establish win-win relationships.
- Who is behind Readers & Publishers?
Readers & Publishers is a project by My Bookcase, a social enterprise based in Glasgow, Barcelona & Amsterdam lead by a steady team of women creatives: Julia Doz, Katie Reid and Cristina Garriga. My Bookcase explores the role of the book and its reader in today's society. Empowering the reader by offering a creative space to unfold the knowledge gathered through private readings, and to bring individual knowledge into shared experience to support collective intelligence.
- How did Readers & Publishers start?
In 2017 My Bookcase's crowdfund campaign was successfully supported by 98 backers enabling us to take the first major step towards creating an online directory of independent publishers. The inspiration for Readers & Publishers came from our community of readers, writers and publishers who helped us identify the existing lack of a resource of this kind featuring independent publishers and their work. We were particularly interested in developing a directory that had an international spread but connected publishers through areas of interest and could signal publisher's submission policies to interested writers and creatives.
- What should I do if I notice something is out of date or wrong in a Readers & Publishers directory entry?
Thank you for your interest. Readers & Publishers content is user-generated by its publishers and has not been verified or approved by us. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantess, whether expressed or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date. You can contact us (contact details at the end of this page) and we will try to take action to amend it.
- What is Readers & Publishers not?
Readers & Publishers is not an agency, distributor, bookseller, or publisher. Readers & Publishers is a free online directory for independent publishers to showcase their work and for readers to discover it. To find out more about other My Bookcase projects and initiatives please see the My Bookcase website.
- How can I contact you?
The best way is to send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.