Homebound 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 and we have almost seventy-five titles distributed worldwide. Over the years, our authors have received dozens of awards including: Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year, Nautilus Book Awards, 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 at Homebound Publications to preserve contemplative storytelling and introduce new perspectives that directly aid humankind in the trials we face at present as a global village. We publish full-length introspective works of creative non-fiction, travel writing, poetry, and novels.
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.
Homebound Publications is committed to ecological stewardship. We greatly value the natural environment and invest 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.
1% to Charity
Homebound Publications donates 1% of its annual net profits to charity. Charities of the past include Chicago Wisdom Project, Edible School Yard, and Heifer International. The 2017 charity is the ACLU.