Dzanc Books, a small nonprofit press, is committed to championing innovative literary fiction and nonfiction. Michelle Dotter, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of Dzanc Books, shares her insights about the publishing industry.
About Dzanc Books
Created in 2006, Dzanc, a small nonprofit press, is committed to championing innovative literary fiction and nonfiction, including award-winning titles such as What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us by Laura van den Berg, White Dancing Elephants by Chaya Bhuvaneswar, and The Brunist Day of Wrath by Robert Coover. Dzanc also supports the writing community through the DISQUIET Literary Festival, held annually in Lisbon, Portugal.
We publish adult trade fiction, primarily for readers who enjoy cracking a book open and delving into the deeper meaning within any story. We publish pretty eclectically. The most important thing for us is the craft of the book—how is it written, what risks is the writer taking, and how does it innovate or expand what we think of as a novel, a short story, or a memoir.
Most of our books are best classified as literary fiction, though many of them have stripes of horror, science fiction, historical fiction, or Southern gothic.
In order to remain competitive, Aurora Metro Books fosters a sense of camaraderie between its employees, and it maintains the quality of its titles with a strict selection process. Furthermore, it capitalizes on industry trends, and optimizes its resources by collaborating with other publishing firms in the industry.
Cheryl Robson, founder and managing editor of Aurora Metro Books, shares more about these strategies.
About the Journalist
Tiffany Lim has worked with several notable organisations with marketing and project management, such as Cartoon Network, Bossini Singapore, and Singapore’s primary broadcaster Mediacorp. She is a journalist whose network includes executives from international organisations, such as The Walt Disney Company, Turner Broadcasting System, Nickelodeon and FUNimation.
Tiffany is a speaker who has addressed polytechnic students in Ngee Ann Polytechnic and Singapore Polytechnic. She has also spoken in educational institutions (IMDA Labs, National Library Board) and literary festivals (All In! 2018).
More details may be found on her official website.