Friday, March 20, 2009

On Bamboo Ridge Press

As anyone who has run a small to mid-sized publishing press will tell you, it is not the easiest endeavor. The successful ones are real labors of love. One of the most successful publishing presses in the field of Asian-American poetry is Bamboo Ridge Press, which was founded in 1978 and focuses on literature by and about the people of Hawaii.

I particularly like Bamboo Ridge Press's website. Like the most ambitious websites, this one is multifaceted, containing useful features such as an online bookstore, upcoming literary events in Hawaii, blogs by Bambook Ridge Press staff and site members, podcasts, videos, a photo gallery and news about the press itself. In my humble opinion, it is definitely worth checking out!

2 Comments:

Blogger Bryan Thao Worra said...

It's definitely not easy, but Bamboo Ridge Press has made a good effort and continued to do so even within the current economic climate. The question of course remains, in the age of the internet and electronic distribution, print on demand, blogs and any number of mediums, will hard-copy books go the way of film, sought only by enthusiasts in the same vein as a rare LP record? And should we seriously lament this turn of events or think of how we can remain ahead of the curve and encourage an active literature.

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Blogger host tony said...

I just wanted to let you know that what you do really affects peoples lives and that people - like me - truly appreciate it.
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