‘The writer who refuses to sell his opinions is always branded as a mere egoist.’ (Orwell)

HoAmPresst Publishing was established in 2010 to produce qualitypaperback  limited edition fiction and drama.

In 2011 we have moved into publishing digitally with a forthcoming catalogue of e-books for all e-reader formats.

HoAmPresst was born out of  the tensions between mainstream publishing and a non-capitalist belief system and our belief that  ‘creativity is not an industry’ underpins all our publishing activity. Our aim is to make available quality writing without compromising (selling out) to the mainstream business model.  Profit is not the primary objective.  E-publishing perhaps offers the best opportunity at present to connect directly with the reader (although even in this respect the ‘ middlemen’ take their percentage) but our aim is for them to get as small a slice of the cake as possible.  The irony remains that while HoAmPresst does not profit from publication sales, the distributors and retailers do.

‘The immediate enemies of truthfulness, and hence of freedom of thought, are the press lords, the film magnates, and the bureaucrats, but that on a long view the weakening of the desire for liberty among the intellectuals themselves is the most serious symptom of all.’ (Orwell, 1946)

 

 

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