The Corner Office: Indie Thinking Drives Dzanc Books
• What’s the future look like for Dzanc and for independent publishers? Is it doom and gloom?
Wickett: I truly don’t think so—[and] not because I’m banking my future on it. I say that because I’m liking the stuff the bigger companies are staying away from. There are so many seemingly good, little companies that are starting up with just really top-notch first and second catalogs. I see more and more literary journals popping up. … A month before we announced, we started soliciting. We contacted six or seven journals we loved [and asked,] “Is there anyone who published [with you] who may have a story collection or a novel?” … That’s where we’re finding them. That’s where the other independent presses are finding the authors—through the journals.