Book Reviews

‘The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.’ Alan Bennett

“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.” ― Franz Kafka

Wednesday 4 September 2013

Introducing Pixel Hall Press

I was recently contacted by Cynthia at Pixel Hall Press about 'Annabelle' by Nancy Christie, a short story they are publishing as an ebook. I asked Cynthia to provide some more information about the ebook and the Press itself, and I am sharing the publisher's words here with you, in case what they have to offer is of interest for other book reviewers and also for any writers out there. Please note this is the publisher's piece and not mine and I have not received anything for posting this information, I am merely sharing it out of bookish interest!

In this era of digital technology, Wall Street involvement and merger mania, mainstream publishers seem to have lost sight of the core principles and purpose of publishing. At the other end of the spectrum is an avalanche of self-published books that are notoriously uneven in quality. Small boutique imprints, such as Pixel Hall Press, are reclaiming the heart and soul of publishing by reviving the idea that a publisher's “raison d'ĂȘtre” is to find and nurture great writers, and to provide readers with beautiful, meaningful, truly enjoyable books.

Pixel Hall Press is a relatively new, old-fashioned small publishing house whose focus is on discovering literary gems and great stories that might have otherwise been overlooked. Their stated mission is “To publish books that energize the imagination and intrigue the mind, and to be a conduit between readers and provocative, stimulating, talented authors.” Determined to remain small, Pixel Hall Press has announced that they will be moving forward slowly and deliberately. They plan to add only one or two new book authors a year, giving them more creative control, the opportunity for greater dialogs with readers, and a higher percentage of the profits.

Though Pixel Hall Press has been in existence for less than a year, they are already gaining a reputation for finding and publishing books and stories of significant literary merit, such as “Jo Joe” by Sally Wiener Grotta.

In addition to more traditional printed books, Pixel Hall Press has recently rolled out its new PHP Shorts imprint. PHP Shorts is carefully selecting a few short stories, to publish as stand-alone eBooks. For instance, on September 8, 2013, PHP Shorts will publish “Annabelle” by Nancy Christie, a hauntingly lyrical short story about the price exacted by the passion for creating art from an artist, his wife/model and his daughter.

While Pixel Hall Press will publish only a few authors, they are quite open to queries from writers, and respond to all emails. Writers should first read PHP’s published Writers Guidelines, before submitting anything. Reviewers who want to be on the list to receive information about upcoming titles and the availability of review copies should contact Cynthia Dadson - Cynthia AT PixelHallPress DOT com.


  1. Interesting. Thanks for passing this info on. :)

  2. I admire these small presses. they doing a great job. Thanks for sharing this.

  3. Thanks for hi-lighting PHP. Definitely a publisher I'd be interested in reviewing for, thanks for a contact address.

  4. As a new Pixel Hall Press author (Annabelle is my story!) I can't thank them enough for bringing my story out to the reading public. I am honored that they chose Annabelle and look forward to future books with them!


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