RDSP's Top 11 of 2011
1. Farley's Bookshop in New Hope, PA began featuring indie presses including RDSP. The response from customers at Farley's has been tremendous and they now sell more of our titles than any other brick and mortar bookstore
2. Our release of 14 Fictional Positions by Eric Miles Williamson received the PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles award for best short story collection of 2010.
3. Fleeting Pages took over a gutted Borders bookstore in Pittsburgh for one month to sell indie books including RDSP's. John Edward Lawson traveled there to check it out and lead a flash fiction workshop.
4. The Go Love book tour launched to a packed house at The King's English Bookshop and took Michael Gills to many more stops in the south.
5. RDSP opened to submissions for the first time in 6 years and discovered a lot of amazing talent including Leland Pitts-Gonzalez whose novel, The Blood Poetry we signed for 2012 release.
6. A Darker Shade of Green had an amazing launch at Bluestockings Bookstore.
7. We met Jason & Heidi Miller at the Frostburg Small Press Fest. Not only did we sign Jason to a 5 book deal but we gained two steadfast friends whose energy is rejuvenating and contagious.
8. 14 current and back catalog titles were released in ebook editions.
9. Authors D. Harlan Wilson, John Edward Lawson and Dustin LaValley made a big splash at Readercon and Anthocon.
10. Gardens of Earthly Delight received an excellent review from Library Journal: "Recommended to adventurous readers, who will surely enjoy Williams's wildly irreverent inventions."
11. Airplane Novel by Paul A. Toth was included in a USA Today Best Indie Books of 2011 list.
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How did 2011 compare for RDSP: read The Top 10 from 2010