2Leaf Press is pleased to announce the release of its Fall 2014 catalog, available electronically on ISSUU and MAGCLOUD. 2Leaf Press has begun to venture beyond poetry by expanding its reading genres to include novels, memoirs, and young adult books.
2Leaf Press published its first book, Hey Yo! Yo Soy! by Jesús Papoleto Meléndez on October 19, 2012, and is celebrating its Second Anniversary. We’re only two years old, but still going/growing strong!
This Fall, 2Leaf Press will publish its first novel, THE MORNING SIDE OF THE HILL by Eric E. Fitz, a contemporary story set in New York City that is inspired by William Faulkner’s classic novel, The Wild Palms. Our long-awaited young adult book, PUERTO RICAN FOLKTALES/CUENTOS FOLCLÓRICOS PUERTORRIQUEÑOS by Lisa Sánchez González, is the first offering in nearly 50 years of traditional Puerto Rican folktales and legends presented in a bilingual edition. Echoing shades of the blues imbued in social and political consciousness, THE DEATH OF THE GODDESS, A POEM IN TWELVE CANTOS by Patrick Colm Hogan, is an epic, narrative poem that is a moving account of affection, personal loss, and grief inspired by Buddhism, Indic thought and the Bhagavad Gita. These titles are now available for sale on Amazon.com.
BLUES IN ALL HUES, POETRY BY AMINA BARAKA, is by an influential community activist in Newark, New Jersey and a prominent figure during the Black Arts Movement. Amina Baraka has published more than 40 years of poetry for the first time in one dynamic volume. GUIDED BY LOVE, A TRIBUTE TO DYLCIA PÁGAN, FORMER PUERTO RICAN POLITICAL PRISONER, is a biographical and historical tribute to freedom fighter Dylcia Págan. These titles will release on December 1, 2014 and wlil be available for pre-order in November. Though the works differ, these authors all share 2Leaf Press’ vision of sharing compelling stories that investigate the human condition that feels real and true.
In addition to these Fall releases, 2Leaf Press has developed a backlist of exceptional authors, which readers should check out on our Authors page. As part of our Second Anniversary celebration, we plan to expand our ebook distribution to include Kindle, Kobo, Nook, Google Play and iBookstore. Stay tuned for more information about our roll-out and special offers this throughout October.
As major publishers continue to merge and consolidate, and become more focused on finding the next blockbuster bestseller, 2Leaf Press continues its mission to discover new writers and to shepherd their work into the hands of thoughtful readers worldwide. We believe that there are a lot of exciting writers out there who are writing books that are sometimes eccentric or difficult but are extremely rewarding.
We are a small press with big ideas. Happy reading.