An American Editor

September 20, 2011

Worth Noting: Pubslush Press

Every so often a good idea comes along that is worth noting. Pubslush Press may be one of those. I admit I haven’t yet tried it, but I plan to. Its trailer indicates that Pubslush Press promotes two things that, as an editor, I consider worthy: First, the publishing of indie books that deserve to be published and second, advancing the war on illiteracy and poverty by giving children books to read.

What do you think?



  1. A. Your link doesn’t work, at least in the e-mail I received.

    B. I found PubSlush online through a simple Google search, and it looks like a good idea. I’m particularly interested in their credit for inspiration:

    “The idea is a direct tribute to JK Rowling, and the many other authors who struggled. We are also inspired by TOMS Shoes, who pioneered the one for one movement.”

    I am contacting them to inquire about their editorial plan, as well as whether their publishing plan might work for my particular projects.

    Thanks for the pointer, Rich!


    Comment by Carolyn Haley — September 20, 2011 @ 5:31 am | Reply

  2. I’m in favor of anything that helps good writers get published and that enhances literacy. When I saw the name “Pubslush,” though, I thought this was going to be a company that publishes, or mocks, really badly written books found in the slush pile at a literary agency or publishing house.


    Comment by Ruth E. Thaler-Carter — September 20, 2011 @ 8:05 am | Reply

  3. I agree. Although the name makes sense when you read the website, it’s still an unfortunate choice, in the first impression it gives.


    Comment by Carolyn Haley — September 20, 2011 @ 8:16 am | Reply

  4. Thanks Rich for bringing these folk to our attention. I instantly emailed them to find out more, and am now in conversation with them about their work, plans and aims in relation to ereaders,ebooks and Africa.
    To judge from their website they have a way to go before things are rolling,but one has to start somewhere, and at one point even Amazon was probably one guy in the corner of his parent’s garage packing small cardboard boxes with books.


    Comment by Tony Cole — September 20, 2011 @ 4:38 pm | Reply

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