about us

Inkblood Book Co. was first conceptualized by author Emory Glass while she was seeking a home for her own stories. Having written several full-length novels, a handful of short stories, and a thirty-three-part serial, she found many available publishing options less than enthusing for a variety of reasons. So, she decided to live the quote “Be the change you wish to see in the world” (Mahatma Gandhi) and start her own author-focused, story-centered press.

 

It is Inkblood Book Company's core belief that dark fiction not quite grimdark and not quite nobledark should take risks, tackle heavy and important topics, and break the mold of what speculative fiction “should” look like.

 

That is why we focus our efforts heavily on debut authors and those with professional-quality writing who can't seem to catch a break.

 

Inkblood Book Company is also committed to providing female authors, who are often overlooked and undervalued in dark fiction, publication opportunities that will kickstart or add credence to their publication catalogue.

our mission

To support the publication of works and authors deemed too risky, irreverent, or gritty for traditional avenues of publication; to put profits in the hands of creative professionals who contribute to a story’s publication; and to exist and operate in an eco-friendly and sustainable manner.

our values

Perseverance
Manuscripts have a long journey ahead of them from first draft to published book, and we want to do everything within our power to support authors in their endeavour, no matter how difficult the road. Our staff and authors will never give up their mission to provide the world with excellent stories, even when the going gets tough. 


Equity
Our mission extends to everyone, not just the major players. We accept submissions from writers of all professional statuses because we believe all authors deserve equitable chances at publication. Furthermore, we actively encourage female authors in the genres we publish to submit stories and are committed to making their voices heard.

Resourcefulness
We value sharpness of mind and quick, clever ways of defeating any obstacles that may challenge us as publishers and as people. We are committed to finding solutions that are equitable, sustainable, and mindful of the needs and experiences of the people we serve as well as our natural environment.

Sustainability
Eco-friendliness is of paramount importance to us. We aim for the smallest possible carbon footprint and are committed to using green business practices whenever possible. We strive to uphold as many of Green America’s Standards for Paper, Publishing, and Printing as we can.

Observance
We pride ourselves on our keen attention to the details within the stories we produce and our mindfulness about our impact on the book community, the environment, and each other. We are not gatekeepers but facilitators of the connection between reader and author.

Neighborliness
Cultivating a positive, helpful environment is our ethos. Respect, honesty, transparency, and integrity are all key values in our personal lives and professional conduct.
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