Whenever authors and booksellers and bookbuyers hear our name for the first time, they inevitably say something like, "Insomniac Press? Do you publish books about sleep disorders?" Of course the answer is no. But we do like to say that our books are so good that they'll keep you up at night, reading till the sun comes up.
Insomniac was founded in 1992, and since that time, it has evolved from a small press that publishes poetry chapbooks, to a medium-size independent press that publishes eye-catching non-fiction titles as well as the great fiction and poetry for which it has become known. Insomniac's books are sold in 40 countries around the world. Some things remain the same: Insomniac always strives to publish the most exciting new writers it can find. Celebrated authors like Natalee Caple, Stephen Finucan and A.F. Moritz either got their start at Insomniac, or have published important books with us.
Insomniac has developed special niche areas in which it publishes unique books. For example, its black studies books, gay and lesbian books, personal finance books, celebrity writer-as-musician books, and gay mysteries have developed devoted followings.
The common denominator in Insomniac's publishing program is its willingness and ability to venture in new directions, both editorially, and in the areas of promotion, marketing and publicity, all the while maintaining the highest standards in all that it undertakes.