Amazon Launches Literary Imprint Called Little A

Posted on March 15, 2013

Amazon.com is rolling out a new literary fiction imprint called Little A. When we first heard the name spoken, we thought the name of the imprint was "Lil A" and immediately assumed it would feature rap star biographies. But no, it's a serious imprint which will publish novels, memoirs and story collection.

In a statement, the company revealed the first titles to be released will include The Blue Book by A.L. Kennedy ("an intricate, heartbreaking story of psychics and cruise ships by the dazzling U.K. author"); The House of Rumour by Jake Arnott ("which weaves the secret histories of science fiction and espionage into a modern classic"); The Magic Circle by Jenny Davidson ("a literary thriller about the culture of gaming"); and Godforsaken Idaho by Shawn Vestal ("stories of the afterlife, the rugged Northwest, and the early days of Mormonism by a ferociously imaginative new writer"). The imprint will also publish Anonymous by James Franco in October of this year and Dan Kennedy's American Spirit in May.

Little A has its own digital only series called Day One which will publish short stories from debut writers. First up is "When a Camel Breaks Your Heart" by Kodi Scheer, which is out now and "Monster" by McSweeney's contributor Bridget Clerkin. That will be released March 19th.

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