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 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.  In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines […]

The dean of the Castalia House authors, Mr. John C. Wright, explains one reason he enjoys working with us. The cover of his forthcoming themed collection is displayed below. For a larger, albeit preliminary version, please visit Mr. Wright’s journal. One reason (of several) why I am grateful to have Castalia House publishing me is […]

As a publishing house founded to counteract the baleful influence of the cultural Marxists who successfully invaded and took over the science fiction and fantasy publishing industry in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Castalia House has followed the developments of #GamerGate with more than a little interest. It is clear to us, as it […]

A 1959 essay by Isaac Asimov, on creativity, is rediscovered and published at Technology Review: The history of human thought would make it seem that there is difficulty in thinking of an idea even when all the facts are on the table. Making the cross-connection requires a certain daring. It must, for any cross-connection that […]

The epublishing innovator offers advice to publishers: It’s simple: Ask yourself what the customer wants, and give it to them. Stop running your business by the whims and needs of the middlemen. Treat writers and readers as well as possible, and refuse to do business with anyone who tries to squeeze you for making that […]

With a number of new book releases coming up this autumn, we’ve been trying to ascertain the best way to ensure the various interested parties know about them. What we have done is to put together a mailing list that consists of a) Castalia customers, and b) new subscribers, whom we will alert when we […]

A key objective is lower e-book prices. Many e-books are being released at $14.99 and even $19.99. That is unjustifiably high for an e-book. With an e-book, there’s no printing, no over-printing, no need to forecast, no returns, no lost sales due to out-of-stock, no warehousing costs, no transportation costs, and there is no secondary […]

The advantages of independent publishing vs traditional publishing are fairly well-known. However, we were asked by an author to compare the differences between self-publishing and independent publishing. While we can’t speak for independent publishing in general, we were able to articulate some of the primary advantages of publishing with Castalia House. SELF-PUBLISHING ADVANTAGES: Keep all […]

Because there have been some assertions from various writers that the No-Advance, High-Royalty model utilized by Castalia House and other independent publishers is somehow unethical or presents an unfair deal for writers, we asked one of our authors if we could compare the results of his recently released book to the conventional models utilized by […]

There has been considerable discussion over the advantages and disadvantages of the traditional publishing model versus the new “shared risk/revenue” model utilized by many independent publishers, including Castalia House. With the intention of shedding light on the situation, rather than obscurant sound and fury, we have constructed a comparative analysis of Robert Heinlein’s landmark SF […]

After consulting with our massive stable of authors and a number of translators both amateur and professional, we have decided upon what our standard translation policy will be going forward. Our first objective is to ensure that the translations are profitable for us so that we can stay in business. Our second objective is to […]

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