Akashic Books Tops Amazon Bestseller List


By Jason Boog Comment

Indie publisher Akashic Books scored a big milestone yesterday, watching Go the F*** To Sleep climb to the #1 spot on the Amazon Bestseller list–more than one month before its June 14th publication date.

UPDATE: The Bay Citizen has more about the pirate PDF that helped the book go viral. Adam Mansbach (The End of the Jews) wrote the book and Ricardo Cortes illustrated. Author A.J. Jacobs called it “the most honest children’s book ever written.”

In February, we interviewed Akashic Books publisher Johnny Temple about his press. Below, we’ve included links to the full interview. (Via Denise Oswald)

Part One:  ‘We in the Publishing Business Need to Complain Less’
Part Two: ‘Authors Don’t Need Agents To Submit To Us’
Part Three: ‘You Can’t Keep All Your Eggs in One Basket’