I was first introduced to Bancroft Press when I was contacted by Harrison to read Back Creek. After reading and loving this sweet gem, I sent Harrison my review link and he wanted to know if I would like to read some other books from their Children's/YA catalog. So I poured over it and chose 7 or 8 and he sent them ALL to me!! How many companies will do that? Not many! This means a lot to me as a reader. On Tuesday, September 8, to help celebrate the kick-off of going back to school I will be reviewing a series about a girl named Mia. She was created by a junior-high teacher who had sent her manuscript to every single publisher out there. She received many rejection letters, until one day Bancroft Press told her that Mia needed to be heard!! How awesome is that? Without the little guys, these talented writers would never get a chance to show the world what they can do. Without the little guys we, as readers, may miss out on a beautiful story that makes an impact on our lives. I would like to take my hats off to Bancroft Press and all of those little guys out there who are trying to make it in these hard, economic times and are trying to compete against the mega $$$ that the larger publishing companies have to promote their books. I ask you, my fellow bloggers that review books on a regular basis, to please consider accepting books from a little guy every once in a while.
About Bancroft Press:
Established in 1995
Bancroft Press operates under the slogan books that enlighten. It has published nearly two dozen books, from a TV thriller, a Hollywood novel, young adult fiction, and adult mysteries to non-fiction books ranging from humor, health, and cultural criticism, to history, business, art, and personal investment.
Publishers Weekly called Bancroft Press small but enterprising, Bancroft Press has received plaudits from syndicated columnist Liz Smith, who calls Bancroft up and coming, and a special honor from book publishing guru John Kremer who in 1998 designated Bancroft "one of the top 101 independent book publishers in the U.S." based on design, content, selection, marketing, volume, and sales.
As of June 2005, five of Bancroft’s books have been sold to mass market paperback, seven to book clubs, four to the movies and television, four to a foreign publisher, three to audio book publishers, and two to serial sales. In just the Young Adult area, it has published one Alex Award winner, one Edgar finalist, and one book garnering a Booklist starred review.
Bruce L. Bortz - Publisher