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Indie_voices_indie_minds_sm_1Homebound Publications is an award-winning independent publisher

of contemplative literature founded in 2011.

What do we mean by “contemplative literature?” 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.”

About Us: 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 dozens of 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.

At Homebound Publications, we are 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 at Homebound Publications to preserve contemplative storytelling. We publish full-length introspective works of creative non-fiction, essay collections, travel writing, and novels. In all our titles, our intention is to introduce new perspectives that will directly aid humankind in the trials we face at present as a global village.

 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.

 

Environmental Responsibility

 

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Homebound Publications greatly values the natural environment and invests in environmental conservation. We are ever-mindful of our “carbon footprint”. Our books are printed on paper with chain of custody certification from the Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification. We also recognize that these certifications are imperfect at best and, wherever possible, better and more responsible choices will always be made. We want to be on the forefront of a dialog about what the publishing industry will look like in an ecologically sustainable future.

 

 1% to Charity

 

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 Each year Homebound Publications donates 1% of our net profit to a humanitarian or ecological charity. You can feel good about your purchase knowing that a part of each order is going to a worthy cause. Charities in the past include OXFAM, The Chicago Wisdom Project, and The Edible Schoolyard Project.