What do you publish?

Our ultimate goal is to help niche voices share their story.

Okay but what does that mean?

That means if you want to write a fantasy story about two teenagers wandering through the afterlife and throw in a bunch of pop culture references, we’ll probably love it. If you have an idea for a novella about a young man who saves the kingdom by quilting, we’ll probably love it. If you have something to say that a small group of people will be ecstatic to read, we’re here to help.

Are you taking submissions?

At this moment we are only taking submissions from Mainers writing during or about the COVID-19 crisis for our anthology to benefit the United Way of Eastern Maine. But our long-term plans include more works by more authors. If you want support getting your book out into the world right now, email Emma for details on indie author coaching.

What’s your story anyway?

Imperative Press Books is an independent publishing house owned and operated by Emma G Rose, author of fantasy and mythological weirdness. Born and raised in Maine, Emma inherited an independent streak from her parents who own and work with small businesses. After getting fed-up with the traditional publishing process (so. many. queries.) Emma decided to take the knowledge she’d gained from running a content writing and marketing strategy business to create her own publishing house, and thus, Imperative Press Books was born. So far we’ve published Emma’s first novel Nothing’s Ever Lost. Her second novel, Near-Life Experience, will be available July 2020. Our upcoming anthology of work by Mainers during and about the COVID-19 crisis is coming out this year as well, with proceeds to benefit the United Way of Eastern Maine.

Is this whole page basically just Emma writing about herself in the third person?

You caught me.

How can I stay up to date with what you’re publishing?

Find us on your favorite social media platform.
FaceBook @imperativepress
Instagram @imperative_press
Twitter @emmagwriter

What if I still have questions?