Ever dreamt of taking matters into your own hands and publishing your own knitting patterns? What about starting a publishing company?
Cooperative Press was created “to reflect the relationships we have developed with authors working on books.” Shannon Okey, who acquired the business and is responsible for the renaming, rebranding, and forward vision of the company has this to say about the business:
We work together [with authors] to put out the best quality books we can, and share in the proceeds accordingly. Although working with traditional, large publishers can be very rewarding, there are some books that fly under their radar. They’re too avant-garde, or the marketing department doesn’t know how to sell them, or they don’t think they’ll sell 50,000 copies in a year.
5,000 or 50,000. Does the book matter to that 5,000? Then it should be published.
We lead, we don’t follow.
We love that statement so much! If you’re as intruiged by Cooperative Press as we are, please venture over to Stash this weekend for an exclusive trunk show of over 2 dozen titles.
Why shop for books at a trunkshow? Easy:
- you get to touch and flip through all the books.
- you’ll get a free digital copy with each print copy (this only happens when you buy in-store!)
- you’re supporting & a great indie press and your local yarn store.
- it’s FUN!
We will have the books on display at the shop this Saturday and Sunday from 12-4 each day. We will be taking book orders all weekend, which means you will get the book + a digital copy with no shipping!
Click here to check out Cooperative Press’s amazing selection of diverse knitting books. Pick your favorites to order, and you may be able to walk away with a copy this weekend, too!