Hey Small Press! was founded in 2011 by current and former public library employees to promote independent publishers to public libraries. HSP! provides a curated monthly list of upcoming fiction and poetry releases from small presses all over the world for librarians and readers. With our list, librarians can find great books to order for their collections and readers are armed with all the information they need to walk into their nearest public library branch and request the books (then check them out!).
Year after year, independent presses publish the most exciting books but lack the marketing budgets to get noticed by public libraries. The lack of marketing leads to under-representation on library shelves and lack of access for readers. HSP! exists to pick up the publicity slack and push hard to get these books noticed. Every month. Free of charge. Because amazing books should be available to everyone.