Parlor Press LLC is an independent publisher and distributor of scholarly and trade books in high quality print and digital formats. It was founded in 2002 to address the need for an alternative scholarly, academic press attentive to emergent ideas and forms while maintaining the highest possible standards of quality, credibility, and integrity. The Press’s primary goal is to publish outstanding writing in a variety of subjects. Because the Press is unencumbered by the bureaucratic machinery of older publishing entities, the stress can be more on excellence and innovation than on marketability or pedigree. (This is not to suggest that these categories are mutually exclusive in every case.)
The Press is managed by scholars and specialists in their respective fields, presently covering fifteen book series, from initial peer review through production, distribution, and marketing. There are presently over 400 Parlor Press authors and another 75 developing new book projects. Parlor Press books have won numerous national awards as the best books in their respective fields. We have plans for growth into new areas, such as multimedia writing and other hybrid forms of print, visual, aural, and haptic media that can take advantage of new digital printing, publishing, and dissemination technologies.