Ampersand Books

Location Florida
Occupation Editor

Books by Ampersand Books
  • by Adam Gallari
    Ampersand Books, 2010.

  • by Joseph Riippi
    Ampersand Books, 2009.

  • by Melissa Broder
    Ampersand Books, 2010.

  • by The Ampersand, Adam Cogbill, Meg Pokrass, Tim Jones-Yelving...
    CreateSpace, 2009.

  • by J. Bradley
    Ampersand Books, 2009.

  • by Ryan J Davidson
    Ampersand Books, 2009.
  • About Me

    We are Ampersand Books, publishers of literary fiction, poetry, and The Ampersand Review. We like good, energetic writing and the unexpected. Most of our authors are young writers publishing first books, and most straddle two worlds: the academy and the street, child-like shine and adult-only grit, credentialed tradition and timeless rebellion. We are resistant to trends and know what we like - to make publishing fun, exciting, and accessible. It is true that we only publish our friends, but luckily we're friendly enough: buy us a beer and write something to make us weep with jealousy, and we'll be friends for life. Finally, we are in it for the groupies, because books are still cool enough to get them, and

    Why do you write?

    Like any group of people who dedicated thousands of hours without financial recompense, Ampersand Books is fueled by obsession and insanity. We reject the notion that people no longer read, that they only read celebrity bios and tell-alls, and believe instead that authors who've never published before might actually have something to say. We believe, further, that there are enough insane obsessives out there to make this venture worthwhile.

    We are also given beer, which helps.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    In no particular order: Lawrence Raab, Danny Lawless, Melissa Broder, Blake Butler, Mark Danielewski, Melville, William Blake, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Tom Robbins, David Schickler, and / Charles d'Ambrosio.

    Ampersand Books's Wall

    Susan Tepper – May 17, 2010

    Thanks so much for reading and commenting on Postscripts, much appreciated

    Bill Yarrow – May 17, 2010

    Thanks for your comment on "Blossoms and Buds."

    Cherise Wolas – May 07, 2010

    Ampersand Books, I wanted to say thank you for the lovely comments you made on Things I Should Have Done - #3, so glad it worked for you.

    Up here on fictionaut as well are Things I Should Have Done -#1 and #2, and just today I posted #4.

    Meg Pokrass – Oct 04, 2009

    hello again!

    David Erlewine – Oct 04, 2009

    welcome, jason. ampersand is good stuff. have you set up a private group yet? i'll go check...

    Doug Bond – Oct 03, 2009

    Hi, Jason! Welcome. it's great to have you here!

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