June 19, 2012

VIDEO: Two guys talkin’ indie publishing


Melville House co-founder Dennis Johnson and Akashic founder Johnny Temple on the BookTV set

Publishers Johnny Temple of Akashic and Melville House’s own Dennis Johnson were interviewed by C-Span’s Book TV at the industry convention Book Expo America two weeks ago in New York City. Topics touched upon: Brooklyn as the publishing center of the world, how much money a rock band makes, how much money a bestselling faux-children’s book makes, and how to start a small publishing house, win friends and influence people.

Along with some previews of publishing triumphs to come….

View the video here.


Valerie Merians is the co-founder and co-publisher of Melville House.