Publisher Atlas Postpones Spring List Due to Finances

October 9, 2008
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October 9 – 16, 2008 Edition Publisher Atlas
Postpones Spring
List Due to Finances

NEW YORK, NY (Authorlink, Oct. 9, 2008)–Atlas & Co., an independent nonfiction publisher founded in 2002, has alerted its authors that it will be unable to publish its Spring 2009 list. According to an item in The New York Observer, Founder and publisher James Atlas stressed that the move is merely "a delay, not a cancellation."  He blamed the delay on the "perilous" nature of publishing and on the economic downturn.

The small press has published several highly-acclaimed books, including Louis Begley’s study of Franz Kafka, The Tremendous World I Have Inside My Head, and Wojciech Tochman’s Like Eating a Stone: Surviving the Past in Bosnia, which earned a positive review in The New York Times Book Review.

Three titles already scheduled for fall release will remain on target. They are: Edmund White’s biography of Rimbaud, Francine Du Plessix Gray’s Madame de Stae, and Jonathan Brent’s Inside the Stalin Archives.

Despite the company’s financial strain, Atlas said he would attend the October 2008 Frankfurt Book Fair. 

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