The Huffington Post recently ran an article titled “Small Wonders” which addressed the status of miniature books in publishing. The author cited my column for IndieReader as a sign of the small book’s health and success.
It was nice to be name-dropped and I’m glad for the press. You can read the full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/04/miniature-books-akai_n_1478064.html
I should note that while my column is titled “Mini Fete,” the term applies to mini-comics which are self-published and often have small print-runs but are not always, necessarily, small in size and very regularly look like 5.5″x8.5″ booklets. Not exactly the type of tiny book they probably meant to highlight in the article.
Truly, the naming conventions used by people within the indie press world can be confusing: art book, zine, mini-comic, indie press, small press, perzine, etc. It’s not surprising that an incorrect conclusion about content was drawn from my column’s title.
While the whole world goes digital, and traditional publishing loses its grip, it’s interesting to see how the world still manages to “judge a book by its cover.”