Print, Ebook, Media and Web Publishing – Awesome Content
Publishing Imprints and Titles
Parliament Press is also very interested in the entire workflow from writing, editing, publishing and marketing. To that end, we also have a semi-technical publishing blog to discuss ideas around the future of publishing.
Ebook Reader Recommendation
While we offer our books in PDF, ePub and Mobi all without DRM, we recommend the use of the Kindle Paperwhite for the best ebook reading experience. For those outside of the United States, see the International Version of the Kindle Paperwhite. We’ve had good experience with the International shipments from Amazon, speedy and most of the customs/vat reserve they place is refunded speedily, and support is the same (replacement items cheerfully shipped internationally as well).
Audio, Video and Interactive
Publication is now much more than print or ebook, but encompasses video and audio as well as interactive/app formats. For these we also partner with various distributors and try and focus on widest distribution: Amazon, Apple, Audible, Bittorrent, Google, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, Pledgemusic, Soundcloud, VHX, Vimeo and YouTube.
Altogether, I think we ought to read only books that bite and sting us. If the book does not shake us awake like a blow to the skull, why bother reading it in the first place? So that it can make us happy, as you put it? Good God, we’d be just as happy if we had no books at all; books that make us happy we could, in a pinch, also write ourselves. What we need are books that hit us like a most painful misfortune, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, that make us feel as though we had been banished to the woods, far from any human presence, like a suicide. A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us. That is what I believe. -Franz Kafka