Last year, after seeing so many wonderful blog posts about favourite books of the year, I decided to do a blog post declaring my favourite publisher of the year. It was well received and it made sense to do it again this year.
As with last year, the decision was an easy one. And without further ado, I can reveal that my favourite publisher this year is: *drum roll*
Who is Galley Beggar Press?
Galley Beggar Press is an “independent publisher committed to publishing daring, innovative fiction and narrative non-fiction.” I took this directly from their website as there was no way I’d be able to put it better myself!
It was founded in 2012 and since then, have become hugely popular and some of their books have been phenomenally successful.
Who’s on the team?
Galley Beggar is run by its founders, Sam and Eloise (Elly). This probably means that they work a lot of long, hard days (and presumably nights, too) to make the publishing house a success.
What publications do they offer?
It would be remiss of me to not mention their most successful publication of 2019 but I highly recommend that you also check out some of their other books too, as they are also deserving of our attention in the book world.
If you fall in love with Galley Beggar, like I have, you can become a Galley Buddy. This is a subscription service where you can receive limited edition copies of their publications, ebook versions, a discount code for the online shop, and you get your name in the back of four titles as a supporter of Galley Beggar! How amazing is that?
I am rarely interested in book subscription services as I never know what I’m going to get but the Galley Buddy structure is amazing and I am a devoted patron. You can find out more about becoming a Galley Buddy here.
What makes Galley Beggar special?
Everything they publish is powerful, unique, and extraordinary. There are no overdone tropes here. They are also fiercely independent; I cannot stress enough how important publishing houses like these are in preventing us in falling further and further down the rabbit-hole of capitalism.
Where can I find out more about Galley Beggar?
I have written this blog post out of a genuine love of Galley Beggar Press. I was not asked to write this post and have not benefited from it in any way.
What Galley Beggar books have you read? Which is your favourite publisher? Let me know in the comments below!
Wishing you all a wonderfully bookish week,