Cofounder and publisher Paul Cohen says he is very proud of the 40 books he green-lighted during the first 10 years of Monkfish Book Publishing and tells PW Show Daily, “2012 is going to be a very exciting year.” An independent press that publishes spiritual and literary books, Monkfish is launching a new imprint called Indaba, which is roughly translated as “council of the elders,” says Cohen.
“Whereas Monkfish is very specialized at the intersection of religion, spirituality, and literature, Indaba will publish throughout the entire body-mind-spirit genre,” explains Cohen. “The imprint will feature a new hybrid publishing contract and process that draws from both traditional and digital methodologies. More commercial titles will be distributed as an imprint of Monkfish and thus receive bookstore distribution through Consortium, while many titles will remain as print on demand or e-book only.”
Six years ago Monkfish established Epigraph, a print-on-demand division, which allowed Cohen to become more selective about editorial and “rethink the entire publishing contract and process.”
Monkfish’s current list includes God of Love: A Guide to the Heart of Judaism, Christianity and Islam by Mirabai Starr and Red-Robed Priestess by Elizabeth Cunningham, he completion of the Maeve Chronicles.
Cunningham signs today at Table 16 in the autographing area, 10:30–11:30 a.m., and Starr signs tomorrow at Table 17, 9:30–10:30 a.m.