INSTAR BOOKS publishes electronic and print literature, embracing contentious new models, welcoming the creative chaos of a destabilized industry. In addition to ebooks and paperbacks, we are intrigued by the possibilities of texts as social destinations, as performance, and also as digital sculptures, or "seeds." In fact, we want to try every goddamn thing.
We do not believe that genre distinctions are meaningful. Novelists and poets do not want to work for massive media conglomerates or make more bricks for giant corporate hell-castles. Readers do not want their literature mediated by marketing executives trying to build inoffensive global brands. We offer an alternative, unconvinced that readers and writers must only choose between old media incompetence or new technology relentlessness in order to consume and produce great work.