When you buy a book from Small Press Distribution, you don't just get something terrific to read: you help independent publishers and writers keep more money from their projects, which in turn helps nurture and sustain the literary arts as a whole.
Because we're a nonprofit, everything we do is aimed at helping essential but underrepresented literary communities participate fully in the marketplace and in the culture at large. We do this by offering book distribution, information services, and public advocacy programs to hundreds of small publishers.
Buy a book from SPD, enjoy a great read, and support the literary community!
At SPD, we connect readers with writers through independently published literature. Founded in 1969, SPD is currently the only distributor in the country dedicated exclusively to independently published literature.
For more SPD history click here for the SPD Fact Sheet.
Small Press Distribution
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Juliana Spahr (Board President), Mills College / A'A Arts Press
Jonathan Fernandez (Board Treasurer), Rasputin Records / Blondies Pizza / Bear Basics
Alan Bernheimer (Board Secretary), Communications Executive, Ret.
David Rothenberg, Executive Vice President, First Place for Youth
Joshua Cohen, Stanford University / Boston Review
Kelsey Street Press
Michael Morgan, Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Ethan Nosowsky, Graywolf Press
Andrew Day, Failbetter.com / Citrix Systems
Cecil S. Giscombe, University of California, Berkeley / Mixed Blood Journal
Jeffrey Lependorf, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Moriarty, Deputy Director, email@example.com
Brent Cunningham, Operations Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Trigg, Sales & Marketing Manager, email@example.com
Andrew Pai, Business Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
John Sakkis, Warehouse Manager, email@example.com
Sean Collins, Development & Customer Service Associate, firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Neises, Warehouse Assistant, email@example.com
Johnny Hernandez, Customer Service Associate, firstname.lastname@example.org
You Can Help Keep Literature Independent! Become a Friend of SPD.
SPD is the only wholesaler in the country dedicated exclusively to independently published literature. We take risks on exciting new writers, enabling their work to develop an audience and gain recognition in the marketplace.
To become a Friend of SPD, click here, choose your membership level and pay with your Visa or Mastercard during checkout. Membership is good for one year.
We are proud to acknowledge major funding from the following:
Walter & Elise Haas Fund
The James Irvine Foundattion
Marin Community Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
The San Francisco Foundation
If you are interested in a fall semester, winter/spring semester, or summer volunteership at SPD, please contact John Sakkis at email@example.com. Volunteers assist in all aspects of SPD publications, sales & marketing, development and operations. We generally ask for approximately 4 hours a week from volunteers. Volunteerships are unpaid.
"Bee-In" 2011 Fundraiser Profiled on SF Weekly, May 17, 2011
Deputy Director Laura Moriarty Interviewed, December 11, 2010
NetRead Partners with SPD, March 23, 2010
SPD Holiday Guide, December 8, 2009
"Bee-In" Fundraiser Profiled on SF MOMA Blog, May 30, 2009
Executive Director Jeffrey Lependorf on the New NEA Chair, May 25, 2009
Publisher's Weekly Profile of Operations Director Brent Cunningham, August 4, 2008
Blogging Live at AWP, January 28-February 3, 2008
New Lit Generation at Litquake, October 13, 2007
"Bee-In" Fundraiser in SF Chronicle/SF Gate, May 16, 2007
CLMP News Feed
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org , or call (510) 524-1668