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FAQ: About Genji Press


What is Genji Press, exactly?

Genji Press is the personal publishing imprint for Serdar Yegulalp, an ægis that I use for books of my own creation. Since I'm discovering that most of what I want to write and publish centers around Japan or Asia / the Far East in general, I chose a name and an image (the Genji clan crest) that seemed fitting.

Everything that is published through Genji Press is my own creation — not just the writing, but also the artwork, typesetting, layout, the whole package.

Go here for a quick rundown of what I have in print right now.


Why did you start doing this?

I started Genji Press for a few reasons:

  1. I wanted an outlet for my work where I had complete creative control, so I could publish what I liked without having to deal with the whims of the market or worrying about what would be popular or not.
  2. I wanted to reach the audience of my choice directly, again without worrying about marketability.
  3. I wanted to demonstrate that self-published work could be of high editorial, artistic and literary quality.
  4. I wanted to have fun doing all of the above.

With the advent of print-on-demand publishing, it's become not only possible but easy for me to make all this happen at minimal cost to myself. I can sell individual copies and still make a profit, although I do make a bit more if I manage to sell in volume.


Will your books be available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, the Kindle store, etc.?

Yes, depending on the editions. E-books have taken off to such a degree that I've decided to start marketing my newer work directly as e-books, with print editions as an adjunct via print-on-demand services.

What happened to thegline.com?

That was my old domain name. Over time I decided to phase it out, as the name really didn't tell people what I was all about (among other things). thegline.com will continue to transparently redirect here for the time being.


Can I get in touch with you directly?

Aside from leaving comments here, you can write to me at:

Serdar Yegulalp, c/o Genji Press
Box 854
Huntington, NY 11743 USA

[If you have other questions, don't hesitate to post them here so I can add them to the FAQ.]


4 Comments

Hi Serdar,

A few years ago, a friend of mine pointed me to an essay you wrote on Objectivism. The link he gave me was http://www.thegline.com/thought/2001/05-11-2001.htm which is not available from this website.

I have been meaning to re-read that essay, so if you do not mind, and still do have a copy of that essay would you send me a copy or post it up?

Thanks so much!
Viv

Hello! I saw your stuff at AnimeNext this past weekend. My fiance and I loved "The Four Day Weekend" and want to get the full story. You mentioned that if we bought the exerpt at the convention, we might be able to get a discount on the volume online. I think you'd run out of them.

How would I go about doing this?

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