houses do print, then audiobook. We
did it the opposite direction, because
of all the opportunity we’ve had [to
take advantage of our connections].”
Phil Bevis, owner of Arundel Books
in Seattle, a store that also releases
fine-press art and poetry titles,
founded Chatwin Books, a trade
imprint, with partner Annie Brulé.
Chatwin’s first title came out in 2015, and it has released 13
books to date, with three more slated for the rest of 2016.
Bevis’s impetus for starting a trade line was coming across
titles that wouldn’t fit under the Arundel Press umbrella, such
as the 19-volume series by Greg Perkins, Darkness Before
Mourning, which took over 40 years to complete.
Having a press and a store in the same location has several
advantages, and, according to Bevis, if nothing else, “we don’t
have to look to venues for our publication parties.”
Coffeetown Press was founded in 2005 in Seattle and pub-
lishes fiction and nonfiction. It has two imprints: Camel Press,
Fanny Press, which specializes in
erotica. Coffeetown releases 24–36
titles per year and associate publisher
Jennifer McCord says, “Mystery forms
the core of what we do.”
Initially, Coffeetown was focused on
POD and e-books, but it got into print
titles in 2015. Its books are distrib-
uted by Epicenter/Aftershocks Media.
Publisher Catherine Treadgold says
that memoirs, especially from people who have media platforms, have been a strong suit for the press, including Chef
Interrupted: Discovering Life’s Second Course in Ireland with Multiple
Sclerosis by Trevis Gleason, and Beauty and the Breast: A Tale of
Breast Cancer, Love, and Friendship by Merrill Joan Gerber.
Focusing on regional titles is the guiding light of Epicenter
Press, the largest trade publisher of nonfiction books about
Alaska. Since it was founded in 1988, Epicenter has published
more than 175 books covering topics such as history, memoir,
biography, adventure, and Native American culture. The press
has an office in Washington to help offset the expense and added
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