Signal 8 Press focuses mainly on the Asia – Pacific region, publishing engaging novels, short story collections, and nonfiction written in English. Although the whole world is watching Asia right now, we believe that the rest of the world knows very little about this part of the world. There’s a lot more to the Pacific Rim than chopsticks, smog, and The Chinese Market. There is an amazing sense of energy, possibility, and creativity here, and this is something we hope to tap into and share with the world. It seems to be working: we have become recognized for our interesting lineup of books and our editorial excellence, and we’re optimistic about what is to come.
Signal 8 Press releases most books as e-books and print/POD paperbacks. The e-books precede the print books by about a month. In some cases, we also commission standard print runs, usually for books germane to the Hong Kong market.
We also often release a short, free e-book teaser to support our new releases: Chronology of an Egg and Watering Heaven; Hellbent and Handover; Never Turn Away and Bitter Orange. The have cover images that coordinate with the main titles, and they either include excerpts or work that is otherwise related in some way. We’ve found that it helps authors to have a free title to give away for marketing purposes. Which helps us. And they look cool.
We are particularly interested in travel memoir, biography, and other nonfiction about the region. At this time, we are not looking for short story collections, picture/photo books, plays, poetry, and experimental writing. We are also unable to consider your story about being an English teacher in Korea. Having published one of those, we don’t want to release other books that will compete with it. Do you have a book that may interest us? Please email us: [typhoonsubmissions at gmail dot com.]