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Sunday, 22 May 2011
Independent publishers: how do they survive? Janet van Eeden interviews Deep South's Robert Berold
Janet: Robert, can you tell us a bit about your publishing house? What did you set out to achieve when you started publishing and how long have you been going?
Robert I started Deep South with Paul Wessels in 1995. At the time I was editing New Coin. Seitlhamo Motsapi, whose brilliant poems had been appearing in New Coin, told me he couldn’t find any publisher to take on his work. I was so outraged that I went to Paul and said we have to go into publishing. Our next book, Ari Sitas’s Slave Trades, was published a whole five years later. So in a way we only started in 2000. From 2003 I ran Deep South on my own...Read more here
Dye Hard Press is a small publisher in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since 1994 it has published more than 20 titles, including work by Alan Finlay, Phillip Zhuwao, Arja Salafranca, Gus Ferguson, Kobus Moolman, Gail Dendy, Allan Kolski Horwitz and Khulile Nxumalo.
Dye Hard Press publications are distributed by Bacchus Books.
The Secret Hour, Dye Hard Press, Johannesburg,1994 Lost in a World, Dye Hard Press, 1994 Conspiracies of the Interior, Dye Hard Press, 1994 Visitations, Dye Hard Press, 1995 River of Dreams, Dye Hard Press, 1995 City, Sun Belly Press, Johannesburg, 1995 When Apollinaire Died, Firfield Press, Cape Town, 1996 Head(with Roy Blumenthal), Dye Hard Press, 1998 Reigning Gloves, Dye Hard Press, 2000 Bog Docks, Dye Hard Press, 2005 April in the Moon-Sun, Dye Hard Press, 2006 Today is their Creator, Dye Hard Press, 2008 Who was Sinclair Beiles? (co-edited with Eva Kowalska), Dye Hard Press, 2009 and 2015 Romancing the Dead, Tearoom Books, Durban, 2009 Sky Dreaming, Graffiti Kolkata, India, 2011
I Remain Indoors, Tearoom Books, Stockholm, 2013
Off-ramp, Dye Hard Press, 2013
Don't Stop Until Incinerated, Tearoom Books, Stockholm, 2016
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