About Us


The Short Version

Casperian Books LLC is a small, independent company that publishes fiction.


The Slightly Longer Version

Casperian Books LLC is a single-member limited liability company that publishes fiction and operates out of a chaotic home office with some help from the other occupants of the house and a few hearty volunteers. Realistically, that means that Constance reads manuscripts and writes copy, Nic keeps the network and computers in shape, fills orders, and reads manuscripts, Dad keeps links and Internet tools up-to-date, Tenant B provides valuable criticism and order fulfillment services when Nic and I both travel, and Nathan volunteers as an occasional project editor.


How It Happened

I had just started looking for an agent/publisher for my novel Mouth of the Lion, which was never going to be an easy sell, when the general brouhaha over a certain Oprah-featured "memoir" started. With so much negative publicity surrounding a book about addiction, I figured it would be even more difficult to find a publisher willing to pick up a novel that has addiction as one of its central themes and started considering different approaches.

A few weeks later, I read this article about self-publishing in the Guardian, started poking around on one or two of the websites mentioned, and reacquainted myself with digital printing technology after a lengthy absence from the print production world.

In the process of doing so, I realized two things: firstly, digital printing has come a long way and is finally in a position where it is both economically and aesthetically feasible as an alternative to offset printing. Secondly, while on a conceptual level I am a great proponent of any kind of guerrilla movement amongst creative types, none of the sites I visited presented a business model that truly merged the best features of digital on-demand printing and independent publishing into a package that appealed to me. So I decided that the world really needed yet another small press.

Current Releases


Ye Gods! A Tale of Dogs and Demons
by Lynne Hinkey


The Half-Life of Home
by Dale Neal


Pacific Offering
by Tom Mahony


Black Crow White Lie
by Candi Sary


Gospel Hollow
by Jesse Jordan


Fame & Madness in America
by Garrett Socol


Flooding Granite
by Tom Mahony


Cemetery Bird
by Bridget Bufford


Marina Melee
by Lynne Hinkey


Paperboy
by Bob Thurber


Enter Oblivion
by C.M. Harris


alt.punk
by Lavinia Ludlow


For Certain Values of Family
by Manna Francis


Lambs of Men
by Charles Dodd White


'Nada
by Daniel Boyd


The Legacy
by John Russo


First Against the Wall
by Manna Francis


Truth or Something Like It
by Curtis Smith


The Rage of Achilles
by Terence Hawkins


Quis Custodiet
by Manna Francis


Seneca Wood
by Gary Clites


Control
by Manna Francis


Games & Players
by Manna Francis


Quid Pro Quo
by Manna Francis


Mind Fuck
by Manna Francis


Mouth of the Lion
by Lily Richards

Out of Print


Imperfect Solitude
by Tom Mahony


The Gravedigger
by Ilan Herman


Hoosier Life & Casualty
by Ian Woollen


Kelland
by Paul G. Bens Jr.


Silly Little Rich Girl
by Jimmy Gleacher


The Life Plan
by Sybil Baker


And Now for a Story...
edited by Lily Richards


Rock Dance
by Jack Ballard Jr.


Sound + Noise
by Curtis Smith


End Credits
by A. F. Rützy


Without Wax
A Documentary Novel
by William Walsh


The Tea House
by Paul Elwork


Motor City Blues
by Peter Ohren


Adagio
by Chris Owen