Melville House Publishing

Melville House Publishing Melville House Publishing is an independent publisher of literary fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Founded in 2001 by Dennis Loy Johnson and Valerie Merians.
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The company was founded in 2001 and was named winner of the 2007 Miriam Bass Award for Creativity in Independent Publishing, popularly known as the "indie publisher of the year" award. In January, 2008 Melville House moved to a new location in DUMBO, Brooklyn that combines a bookstore with an event space as well as their offices. Events will be held regularly and will feature Nobel Prize winners, a "lunch-time" lecture series, and younger fiction writers. For more information go to their Wikipedia page, their official site, or (for a complete listing of books they have published) their Goodreads page. (See above) Information about a recently published book will appear in the "Notes" section, which will be updated biweekly or monthly.

Coming soon: Robert Hockett and Aaron James offer a new vision of public finance—people's banking for a people's economy...
08/12/2020

Coming soon: Robert Hockett and Aaron James offer a new vision of public finance—people's banking for a people's economy—in Money from Nothing https://bit.ly/3kvprIr

The day has come: Leonard and Hungry Paul, quite possibly the most charming book you'll ever read, is now available in t...
08/11/2020
Leonard and Hungry Paul » Melville House Books

The day has come: Leonard and Hungry Paul, quite possibly the most charming book you'll ever read, is now available in the US!

A disarming novel that asks a simple question: Can gentle people change the world? In this charming and truly unique debut, popular Irish musician Ronan Hession tells the story of two single, thirty-something men who still live with their parents…

"Throughout my life, I’ve been lucky to come into contact with kind people and, in many ways, this novel is a tribute to...
08/10/2020
The Quest for Kindness is One of Fiction’s Great Challenges

"Throughout my life, I’ve been lucky to come into contact with kind people and, in many ways, this novel is a tribute to them and their example," writes Rónán Hession.

Hession's debut novel, Leonard and Hungry Paul, is available in the US tomorrow, 8/11.

In my debut novel, Leonard and Hungry Paul, two gentle young men try to find the balance between engaging with the world and becoming overwhelmed by it. It is a novel about friendship, family, kind…

08/07/2020

Head on over to Instagram for a Leonard and Hungry Paul giveaway! The most charming book you'll read all year, Leonard and Hungry Paul tells the story of two friends struggling to protect their understanding of what’s meaningful in life.

A Mind Spread Out on the Ground, a profound meditation on trauma, legacy, oppression, and racism in North America from a...
08/04/2020
A Mind Spread Out On the Ground » Melville House Books

A Mind Spread Out on the Ground, a profound meditation on trauma, legacy, oppression, and racism in North America from an award-winning Haudenosaunee writer, is available now!

The Mohawk phrase for depression can be roughly translated to "a mind spread out on the ground." In this urgent and visceral work, Alicia Elliott explores how apt a description that is for the ongoing effects of personal, intergenerational, and…

Just a few days left to enter the Goodreads Giveaway for A Mind Spread Out on the Ground, a bold and profound meditation...
08/01/2020
Book giveaway for A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott Jul 24-Aug 04, 2020

Just a few days left to enter the Goodreads Giveaway for A Mind Spread Out on the Ground, a bold and profound meditation on trauma, legacy, oppression and racism in North America from an award-winning Haudenosaunee writer.

Enter to win one of 100 free copies available. Giveaway dates from Jul 24-Aug 04, 2020. Enter to win an advanced copy of A Mind Spread Out on the Ground,...

"Never once did I hear anyone in the Nixon White House or Justice Department suggest using United States military forces...
07/31/2020
Opinion | Trump Has Been Comparing Himself to Nixon. That’s Hooey.

"Never once did I hear anyone in the Nixon White House or Justice Department suggest using United States military forces, or any federal officers outside the military, to quell civil unrest or disorder," writes John Dean.

The former president could only dream of wielding the police powers Mr. Trump has seized for himself.

What kind of person votes for Trump? John Dean co-authored with psychology professor Bob Altemeyer, an expert on authori...
07/27/2020

What kind of person votes for Trump? John Dean co-authored with psychology professor Bob Altemeyer, an expert on authoritarianism, to create an unprecedented look at Trump and—more particularly—his followers. https://bit.ly/3eBISuH

What kind of person votes for Trump? John Dean answers the questions we've all been asking in Authoritarian Nightmare. h...
07/24/2020

What kind of person votes for Trump? John Dean answers the questions we've all been asking in Authoritarian Nightmare. https://bit.ly/3eBISuH

First copies of The Greek Connection are in! Author James H. Barron writes: “After more than a decade of research and wr...
07/17/2020

First copies of The Greek Connection are in! Author James H. Barron writes: “After more than a decade of research and writing, I’m delighted to behold copies of my nonfiction political thriller, The Greek Connection. Elias lives on in these pages. Eager to have you learn his story.” https://bit.ly/2Otx6YI

It's a good day to rewatch this amazing video of James Baldwin debating William F. Buckley
06/19/2020
James Baldwin debates William F. Buckley » MobyLives

It's a good day to rewatch this amazing video of James Baldwin debating William F. Buckley

In this amazing video of James Baldwin debating William F. Buckley, in a room that attempts to set a new land record for fustiness, Baldwin offers a profound kind of intellectual leadership about questions of race and society, while Buckley…

The divisions and dissension that have rocked the publishing world over the last two weeks have spread even unto the nor...
06/18/2020
Book critics org roiled by race controversy; prez, board members resign » MobyLives

The divisions and dissension that have rocked the publishing world over the last two weeks have spread even unto the normally staid world of book reviewers.

The divisions and dissension that have rocked the publishing world over the last two weeks have spread even unto the normally staid world of book reviewers. When a dispute over the wording of a National Book Critics Circle statement in…

05/05/2020
PM Press

Our Timothy Faust, author of Health Justice Now, is moderating this essential event!

What can we learn from past activist responses to health crises including the HIV-AIDS crisis that will help us protect vulnerable communities and continue building resistance movements during COVID-19. #RadicalMay Verso Books, Between the Lines, A Radical Guide

Happy Earth Day! Check out our growing collection of environmental books—like Solomon Goldstein-Rose's The 100% Solution...
04/22/2020
Top Picks for Earth Day » MobyLives

Happy Earth Day! Check out our growing collection of environmental books—like Solomon Goldstein-Rose's The 100% Solution, and Gary Fuller's The Invisible Killer.

Happy Earth Day! Check out our growing collection of environmental books and learn how you can get involved in The Climate Project.     The 100% Solution: A Plan for Solving Climate Change by Solomon Goldstein-Rose Goldstein-Rose, the youngest Massachusetts…

Our online book club #MelvilleHousehold returns!WHO: Anti-ageism campaigner Ashton ApplewhiteWHEN: LIVE on Twitter, Frid...
04/16/2020

Our online book club #MelvilleHousehold returns!

WHO: Anti-ageism campaigner Ashton Applewhite

WHEN: LIVE on Twitter, Friday 24th April, 7pm (BST)

WHAT: a discussion of attitudes to older people during a pandemic, & broader issues around ageing today.

SHOULD I DO SOME ADVANCE READING?
If you'd like to! You can find Ashton's inspiring manifesto THIS CHAIR ROCKS for just £1.99 at selected e-stores!

Then, if you have a question for Ashton, leave one here with the tag #MelvilleHousehold, and we'll ask her on the night.

Need some inspiration? Look no further: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jun/17/ageism-activist-ashton-applewhite-bias-older-people

04/09/2020
Left Bank Books

Don't miss Ali Araghi and Kathryn Davis in conversation tonight!

Left Bank Books presents Ali Araghi in conversation with Kathryn Davis!

Join Eileen and George Lakey for a live conversation tomorrow at 12pm ET!
04/06/2020

Join Eileen and George Lakey for a live conversation tomorrow at 12pm ET!

During this time of pandemic, everyone I know is trying to figure out what we can contribute to the common good, even as we try to figure out how to protect ourselves and our loved ones. I've decided that one thing I can offer is perspective on the bigger moment we are in and how it connects to ongoing struggles to create a better world. So I'm starting a Facebook live series on this page, starting Tuesday at noon Eastern, when I'll be discussing this with George Lakey. Please join us with your comments or questions!

Announcing the #MelvilleHousehold series 🎺Q. What's that? A. a series of LIVE online book clubs, starting with NIETZSCHE...
04/03/2020

Announcing the #MelvilleHousehold series 🎺

Q. What's that?

A. a series of LIVE online book clubs, starting with NIETZSCHE AND THE BURBS by Lars Iyer. Lars will be live on Twitter at 7pm BST on FRIDAY 10TH APRIL

Q. Nice. Where can I buy the ebook at a low, low price?

A. Here!* https://www.mhpbooks.com/books/nietzsche-and-the-burbs/

*offer expires at midnight on Saturday 04/04. Hurry hurry!

Q. So what’s the deal?

A. basically: grab the book; read it; leave Lars a question using the hashtag #MelvilleHousehold (here, or on Twitter, it's all good). Then we’ll ask him your question on the night. Go forth and download!

Need some inspiration?

Lars’s event with the London Review Bookshop is available as a (jolly enjoyable) podcast, here: https://www.londonreviewbookshop.co.uk/events/past/2020/1/nietzsche-and-the-burbs-lars-iyer-and-jon-day

Take care, everyone, and happy reading!

#MelvilleHousehold

Happy New Year! Want to do better with minimal effort this year? Resolve to do nothing! (Seriously, though, this book wi...
01/01/2020
How to Do Nothing » Melville House Books

Happy New Year! Want to do better with minimal effort this year? Resolve to do nothing! (Seriously, though, this book will change the way you see the world.)

Nothing is harder to do these days than nothing. But in a world where our value is determined by our 24/7 data productivity . . . doing nothing may be our most important form of resistance. So argues artist and…

FYI 30% off all books continues through the end of December! Stock up for the new year! https://www.mhpbooks.com/
12/26/2019

FYI 30% off all books continues through the end of December! Stock up for the new year! https://www.mhpbooks.com/

12/19/2019

We've published The Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report in a unique "flip" book format: Start from one end for the Committee report, and flip the book over to start the Republican response.

10/31/2019
What are high crimes and misdemeanors?

A citizen asked: What does "high crimes and misdemeanors" mean? Barbara Radnofsky, author of A Citizen's Guide to Impeachment, has the answer.

Read about Donald Trump's many high crimes and misdemeanors: bit.ly/2WshcBd

08/09/2019

Don't just read the summaries—read the report! We're walking around New York City asking citizens to read segments of The Mueller Report.

HEALTH JUSTICE NOW, an essential read for the informed citizen, comes out tomorrow! We have a few pins left for folks wh...
08/05/2019
Health Justice Now by Timothy Faust

HEALTH JUSTICE NOW, an essential read for the informed citizen, comes out tomorrow! We have a few pins left for folks who get their orders in now—just email your receipt to [email protected].

The sun is setting on America's half-century-long experiment in punishing the sick. In HEALTH JUSTICE NOW, long-time activist and healthcare consultant shows how our current, cruel system, can be transformed into a single-payer model that benefits all. Pre-order now.

Before her death at the hands of her brother, Qandeel Baloch used her fame to promote woman’s liberties in her patriarch...
07/17/2019
Forthcoming book chronicles the story of Qandeel Baloch » MobyLives

Before her death at the hands of her brother, Qandeel Baloch used her fame to promote woman’s liberties in her patriarchal homeland.

This past Sunday, the Guardian featured a piece by Rachel Cooke on fellow journalist Sanam Maher and her book A Woman Like Her: The Short Life of Qandeel Baloch, which is out this month in the UK. It's an incredible work, which…

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You might well imagine how the little men, her friends and benefactors bewailed her death in their shock and consternation when they found Snow White utterly lifeless! How deep did they mourn and sorrow for her! Not a few more tender-hearted than the others howled and wept bitterly, as men sometimes do weep at unredeemable loss, but, even though Snow White was dead, her beauty, they beheld, had still the same delicate freshness, the very first blush of her innocent, budding peony-like youthfulness, such that they could not bear to see her immured in the clod forever. A bier and a glass coffin, they fashioned for her that was decorated with beaten silver, and finally, a team of black horses was hired to bring Snow White's body to a place of gentle repose in the mountainside where her beauty would undoubtedly be immortalized forever. It is mid-morning. On a miry way, bound for the foot of the mountains where it debouched into another side-road, they found they had to stop because of traffic coming from the left. A foreign prince, with his handsome equipage, will be passing by and they heard the murmurs of English prose, being carried in the air, and then the prince lifted the blind and speaking with almost salubrious delight the versatile French tongue. He is Prince Michael Rhys Arthur-Collins and they saw him speaking with his aide-de-camp. Native nobility in his blood made him got down from his horse-drawn carriage though it was painfully obvious he was in great hurry, and he bared his head to pay his respect to the cortege and it was a wonderful sight to behold when his eyes alighted on Snow White inside the glass coffin, in the pearly hue of death but otherwise seemed to be sleeping; and just as sure as he is Prince Michael he was sure that he had loved her at first glance. He made the dwarves understand that he had fallen in love with the most beautiful princess in the world although she was dead. Then, he ordered that the lid of the casket be lifted, and taking Snow White in his arms he said that she must be before his eyes, look upon her sweet face; otherwise, his breast will quit throbbing, and he took some pains to quote an obscure philosopher who wrote, ‘Love is a law onto itself!’ Bearing his beloved’s lifeless body he was getting nimbly into his royal coach when one of his front horses stamped its feet and flung off a shoe. At that moment, because of the jarring motion, the poisoned apple that had stuck fast in Snow White’s throat was dislodged and she breathed and opened her eyes although her faculties couldn’t make her recollect where she was or what had happened to her. Then her eyes met Prince Rhys’s and the last vestige of her deathly pallor was now being thoroughly superseded by the tint of rose-water; and now her future was sewn up, too! When Prince Michael had pieced together who it was that had tried to murder Snow White, there was a rare kindling of anger in his usually mild, fine grey eyes of the foreign prince and with his troops and horse guards he set out at once to bring the wicked Queen to justice and if failing that, to administer large doses o’ his very own. The orders he issued to his men were swiftly carried out and they entered Castle Du Quenoy, intending to arrest the Queen forthwith in the name of God and the law. However, she refused to take flight. With conscious dignity, she got up and sought the evil agency for help one last time. ‘There is no helping it now, it’s too late to repent!’ the thought must have certainly flashed across her mind. Suddenly, she thought she was now surrounded by shadowy waifs: two at her back and two in front. The two red-coated soldiers behind her twisted her arms to pin her down; while two in front likewise, with a length o’ steel wire, looped it around her front teeth in order to forcibly drag her away and as she struggled her sight swam and everything became streaks of blurred light. She managed to free an arm and dashed a candelabrum to the ground which soon set fire to the curtains and drapery and before long her entire boudoir was engulfed in flames. They managed, however, to drag the Queen away, and with quivering nether-lip, she confessed everything. As for Snow White, she married Prince Michael Rhys and I still have the wedding invitation card in my drawer. In the Cathedral of one of the biggest city Parishes in the Prince’s home country, Franz Schubert’s Ave Maria was the added decorative touch to cap off that very June, the season of matrimony, on a gloriously sunny Saturday, as icing was to the cake, to complement the stirring trumpet music of Handel’s Eternal Source of Light Divine and put away the coat of sorrows for Snow White and all the lonely searching of her beloved husband. Snow White’s stepmother was also invited to dance at the newly-weds reception: only, clogs that had been heated red-hot were got ready for her to wear and this, she did and shrieked out her insides in little pieces; dancing until requiescat en pace her mortal company with Death she harrowingly kept. I still have my favorite memorabilia – the beautifully printed card -- and can show it to you if you desire to see it. ] -- From John Tan's The Incorruptible Princess (Snow White), Copyright, John Tan 2018 (Looking for a traditional publisher).
Melville House publishes fascinating factual accounts on topical and controversial issues. It also publishes books like "Diary of a Bookseller" which offers an often comedic respite from the world's madness.
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