I had two of my busiest weeks this year, both at home and at the bookstore. Not only did I just move apartments, but two weekends ago was Book Expo
I think we’re in good shape If Seattle’s Chin Music Press (www.chinmusicpress.com) is any indication of the future of independent publishing. At this point they’ve got a small list of books but from where I stand they’re doing everything right.
And not only are these books incredible to own, they’re all great reads as well. Riding the crest of the US Japanese literature wave, Chin Music provides us with a modest and intelligent look at the arts and culture coming out of
Chin Music is certainly a publisher to keep an eye on. If you’re a fan of the Japanese lit that’s coming into the US but tired of publishers and their wacky, surreal attempts at finding another Haruki Murakami, Chin Music is the place for you.