This report focuses on small press publishing within the context of the Pacific Northwest and has been written in two sections. The first section traces the history of small press publishing in the North American continent, explores its current state of operations—especially within the Pacific Northwest community—lays down the features that set it apart from big press publishing, and highlights the various risks these small press publishers take to continue enriching literary diversity. The second section is a case study of Ronsdale Press as an example of a Pacific Northwest small press publisher. It traces the history of Ronsdale Press, then explores its current work flow and its identifying features, thus establishing it as an essential member of the Pacific Northwest small press publishing community.
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