Make a Donation Give a gift to Homebound Publications. Our Mission Founded in Connecticut in 2011 by Leslie M. Browning, Homebound Publications is one of the rising independent publishers in the country. Collectively through our imprints, we publish between fifteen to twenty books each year, we have almost seventy-five titles distributed worldwide. Over the years, our authors have received countless awards including: Foreword Review Book of the Year, Nautilus Book Award, Benjamin Franklin Book Awards, and Saltire Literary Awards. Highly-respected among bookstores, readers, and authors alike, Homebound Publications has a proven devotion to quality, originality, and integrity. Homebound Publications is a small press with big ideas. As an independent publisher we strive to ensure that the mainstream is not the only stream. It is our intention to preserve contemplative storytelling. In this throwaway-culture where we buy a book in the supermarket, read it over the weekend, and then toss it, we publish books that you will have on your nightstand for a few years and return to again and again—books that nourish your mind and soul. What’s in a Name? Homebound Publications’ name is derived from the idea of homecoming and the individual’s journey to find a place of belonging. Our name Homebound is meant as “bound for home” echoing the Herman Melville quote, “Life’s a voyage that’s homeward bound.” Our Environmental Responsibility Homebound Publications greatly values the natural environment and invests in environmental conservation. Our books are printed on paper with chain of custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and the Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification. In addition, each year Homebound Publications donates 1% of our net profit to a humanitarian or ecological charity. Our View on the Business of Publishing So often in this age of commerce, entertainment supersedes growth; books of lesser integrity but higher marketability are chosen over those with much-needed truth but smaller audience. Here at Homebound Publications, we focus on the quality of the truth and insight present within a project before any other considerations. Donating to Homebound Publications Your donations will be placed towards expanding the number of titles we are able to accept each year, giving a voice to the countless independent thinkers currently neglected by the mainstream media. Following the merger of Random House and Penguin, five media conglomerates control 80% of the books published in the US. Supporting independent publishing has never been more vital! What does my contribution go towards? Your gift goes towards helping us expand our vision. Currently we publish 10-12 titles per year. In time we hope to expand our staff and take on 15-20 titles per year. Your generosity will help us to reach this goal sooner. Your gift goes towards supporting Homebound Publications. For as little as $1500.00 we can add an additional title to our publishing year. Examples of what your donation will go towards are: New title development, ISBN purchases, cover art commission, ebook and audio book production, promotional materials (such as bookmarks, release poster and so forth), and yearly operating expenses the press incurs as we keep our current titles in print. Is my donation tax deducible? No, your donation is not tax deducible. At present, Homebound Publications does not hold a non-profit status. If you choose to give to Homebound it would be considered “a gift to the press“ to help nourish our current and future endeavors. Do I receive anything for my donation? Atop the gratitude of our entire staff, our donors do indeed receive gifts of thanks: The Alcott Circle: Donors of $25.00 will receive a free 1yr e-subscription to our biannual magazine, The Wayfarer and a listing on our yearly donors’ page. The Whitman Circle: Donors of $75.00 will receive the above and a complimentary book from our current catalog. The Thoreau Circle: Donors of $100.00 will receive all the above and a Homebound Publications canvas tote bag. The Hawthorne Circle: Donors of $150.00 will receive all of the above and a book from our current catalog signed by the author. The Emerson Circle: Donors of $500.00 will receive all of the above and an invitation for a one hour Skype with a member of our staff to discuss a personal project, indie publishing, or any other topic that comes to mind! The Bard Circle: Donors who wish to give more than $1000.00 should contact Homebound Publications directly at: info(at)homeboundpublications.com so the perks can be tailored to the donor’s tastes. * When we see your donation come through our system, a member of the staff will contact you within 24 hours to inform you that we have received your gift and to get your preferences for the free gifts due to you (where applicable.) How Much to Give Using the button below you can make your donation via our secure paypal link you can donate paypal fund for via credit card. At the time of checkout you will be able to determine how much or little you would like to offer. Be assured, even the smallest amount can make a difference. We appreciate your generosity and support as we strive to fulfill out vision.