Publishing Genius


What is Michael Bible Doing?

Simple Machines
by Michael Bible
Awesome Machine Press, 2011
64 pages /  $8   Buy from Awesome Machine








What is Michael Bible up to?

Michael Bible has fixed the toilet with a shotgun!

Michael Bible has hand-picked the sentence without kid gloves, without hubbub, without shilly-shallying!

Michael Bible has exploded the sentence by reforming the sentence into what it was once and dreams of being again.

Michael Bible is the new South, writing from Oxford, Mississippi.


November 4th, 2011 / 12:00 pm


McNaughton & Gunn

Even though my experience is very basic, people often ask me to recommend printers. Here is a list of printers I have used, and some thoughts.  READ MORE >

Random / 26 Comments
July 3rd, 2011 / 6:18 pm

Chris Toll, The Disinformation Phase

Video by Stephanie Barber
Book by Chris Toll

Pre-orders close this weekend. Order now for advance discount and a chance to win books by CAConrad, Heather Christle and M. Magnus. Chances of winning are high right now.

“I do believe Hell could be driven from the heart with Chris Toll’s amazing new book.”
CAConrad, author of The Book of Frank

“…these poems are tenderly repossessing the ineffable and the commonplace.”
Heather Christle, author of The Trees The Trees

“The Disinformation Phase is conspiracy theory in poetic practice.”
M. Magnus, author of Verb Sap

Author News / 9 Comments
June 1st, 2011 / 5:13 pm

New chapbooks from A Minetta Gould and Amber Nelson

poems by Amber Nelson
poems by Ashley Gould

covers by Kelly Packer
that’s Brilliant Publishing

Author Spotlight / 9 Comments
January 21st, 2011 / 8:01 pm

Two Obituaries: Publishing Genius & Anderbo

Publishing Genius (March 13, 2007 – October 27, 2010) Publishing Genius suffered a fatal brain aneurysm under the presumptive posthumous auspices of its genius ridden editor, Adam Robinson, whose genius/molester glasses did little to deter his underage contributors, whose logical conclusion was that being published at such place meant it was so. From chapbook genius, to everyday genius, to the genius of sticking poems (aka “gay tagging”) in or around Baltimore, one wonders how Robinson’s head could not have exploded. Their genius poster-boy Shane Jones will be hosting an all night vigil in February, in a fable-like unnamed town somewhat characteristic of upstate New York, in which precious things happen; February lasts forever, so those who are undecided about braving the snow to meet Shane Jones and his authorly beard can afford to wait. A private cremation of all ignored manuscripts will take place inside the fiery chests of those whom Robinson geniusly rejected.

Anderbo (March 2, 2005 – October 27, 2010) Anderbo was stabbed in the server to death by a near-sighted ironist who mistook them for due to their almost identical formatting (12 pt. Times New Roman, em dash/italics heavy, wide margins). Confused about the internet’s URL implicitness, Anderbo obstinately called their website “,” afraid their readers would not know how to get there. Anderbo is survived by a massive masthead which includes: twelve associate editors, thirteen editors at large, a features editor, a managing editor, an associate publisher, a senior editor, and finally, an editor-in-chief, whose inferiority complex is, well, complex. Short of a staff meeting, they have opted for a large roman style orgy—and so, donations will be accepted in the form of condoms, laurels, robes, and pizza. Beautiful, kind, and generous to a fault, their “Director of Online Publicity and Outreach” will appreciate this link to the recently perished. Prior the imminent traffic, they thought “hits” was something only Michael Bolton had.

Mean / 11 Comments
October 26th, 2010 / 12:32 pm

Live Giants 7 Re-Do

This Saturday at 10am EASTERN we’re going to try a Re-Do of the Mairéad Byrne Live Giants Reading. Drink coffee. Present at the reading, all in the same Rhode Island house (so no speakerphone), will be Mairéad, Stephanie Barber (cover designer) and me (publisher). We’ll read from the book and discuss our roles as author, designer, publisher. RSVP on the Facebook event thing. And the new New Pages is out with a review of Mairéad’s book by Gina Myers.

Events / Comments Off on Live Giants 7 Re-Do
September 2nd, 2010 / 7:48 am

Behind the Scenes & HTMLGIANT Features


$20,333.08. That’s how much money I’ve spent on Publishing Genius since January 17, 2008. This includes printing books, marketing, shipping, and numerous miscellaneous fees. (To give an idea of operating costs, deduct the cost of printing from that number. Printing spend is $12,916.51.)

$13,640.24. That’s how much I’ve taken in from direct sales, Amazon payments, bookstores, sale of rights and so on. Both of these numbers astound me.

$6692.84 is the difference.

For that much money, I could have made the movie “Clerks.” READ MORE >

August 17th, 2010 / 3:15 pm


Adam Robinson is continuing to do good things. He recently started Awesome Machine Press, an imprint of Publishing Genius, which published Say Poem. Adam has really interesting plans.

Books are printed in one run of 125. 25 copies are for discussion (want one? Keep reading). 50 go to the author to sell and 50 are for sale from the press.

After the book sells out it will be available online and for the Kindle and probably the Nook later.

The entire point is fun. Fun writing, fun book making, fun reading, fun talking.

All the other stuff, like work, or caring about stuff, that is not a part of it.

Awesome Machine has fun fast and doesn’t accept submissions, though sometimes submissions through Publishing Genius will make it over to Awesome Machine, probably.

If you have any questions, or would like a discussion copy, contact adam at publishinggenius dot com. The first 25 people in the USA to request these copies will receive them as long as they have at least a blog or whatever to say something about the book or whatever at. (Sorry to people not in the USA. If you want one and want to Paypal about $6 USD for shipping, then all systems go.)

People who pre-order AMP books get free shipping. Then it will cost $1 extra to help defray shipping costs. . . .

You can read more details here. As if that wasn’t great enough, AMP’s next book is Orange Juice by Timothy Willis Sanders who is a great writer and an excellent person. Go, buy the book, tell your friends about it. Make them buy the book too.

Presses / 12 Comments
August 3rd, 2010 / 7:40 pm

They are laughing a little which is good, right? Which means they feel good? Good. Feeling good is good. Money is good. Amusing is good. Know is good. Smart is good. Whatever is good. Wow is good. Hey is good. Country is good. Beautiful is good. Start is good. Good is good.

Advanced Edition Shipping June 14. Order Up.

Author News & Web Hype / 16 Comments
June 2nd, 2010 / 1:56 pm

“Though alien to the world’s ancient past, young blood runs similar circles. All those bones are born from four grandparents. Baby teeth and baby teeth all down the line. Jackets didn’t used to zip up. There wasn’t a single door. The ground sits around us dumb and keeping secrets.”

Now available for pre-order | Advance Copies Available May 24

Author News & Web Hype / 58 Comments
May 13th, 2010 / 2:30 pm