New Searchable Directory Lists "Alternative" Book Publishers and Periodicals
Alternatives in Print is an online directory of alternative periodicals and book publishers, “alternative” in this case referring to literature that is outside the mainstream, politically-oriented, and in some sense rooted in the Left. It is a combination of what were formerly two reference books published separately by different organizations. Annotations was a directory of periodicals published by the Alternative Press Center, which now participates in updating this resource. Alternative Publishers of Books in North America (APBNA) was a directory of publishers, updated every two years by its compiler, Byron Anderson, who created his directory under the auspices of the American Library Association’s Social Responsibilities Round Table. Anderson also participates in updating the online directory. Both sides of the resource, the periodicals side and the book publishers side, are built according to clear criteria for inclusion.
- Keyword Search (By Publisher Name or Periodical Title)
- Browse the Directory By Subject
Articles Included in the Directory
- Some Alternative Press History, by Chuck D’Adamo
- The Other 90 Percent: What Your MLS Didn’t Teach You, by Byron Anderson
Here’s One Entry from the Alternatives in Print Directory
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.