Chicago’s Curbside Splendor Publishing Is Small But Fierce

book publishing
Small book publishers are up against the giant histories of Simon and Schuster and Harper-Collins, and the fairly new rise of digital publishers like Amazon.
book publishing
Small book publishers are up against the giant histories of Simon and Schuster and Harper-Collins, and the fairly new rise of digital publishers like Amazon.

Chicago’s Curbside Splendor Publishing Is Small But Fierce

In the book world, you have your publishing behemoths like HarperCollins, Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster at one end of the spectrum and folks who self-publish their works on Amazon on the other end. It’s somewhere in the middle where you’ll find Curbside Splendor Publishing, an independent publishing house founded in 2009 in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood that puts out a few dozen fiction and nonfiction titles a year, including The Empty Bottle Chicago: 21+ Years of Music / Friendly / Dancing, which is out this month.

Morning Shift talks to Curbside editor-in-chief Naomi Huffman about the small press biz, and John Dugan, editor of The Empty Bottle