When we entered the world of indie publishing in 2019, we noticed a few trends that we want to address. The first is a lack of detailed reviews. While a thriving community of indie authors promotes and gives visibility to the works of others, most authors don’t have the time to read and write in-depth reviews of other’s works. Second, what commentary does exist is largely focused on negative aspects of traditional media rather than positive qualities of indie fiction. Third, many indie authors blog and create content primarily about writing craft which appeals to other writers, but not so much to readers.
Furthermore, it can be difficult for readers to find good books within science fiction and fantasy genres due to the muddled search results on Amazon, Goodreads lists that always feature the same popular books, and book blogs that post more about TBR piles and reading challenges than actual books that they enjoyed.
We created Periapsis Press to promote our own works and the works of others primarily through positive, long-form articles including reviews and thoughtful interviews that cater to readers. We are focusing on works of science fiction and fantasy with themes and values that do not come in conflict with our Christian worldview.
We hope Periapsis Press helps you find new books that you will enjoy just as much as we do!
The lead writer for the Periapsis Press blog, Katie Roome has an English Literature degree and experience as a writing tutor and editor. She is a full-time mother, who types furiously during naps.
A software research engineer by trade, David Roome writes sci-fi horror over lunch, in the evening, and on weekends, preferably with black iced coffee at hand.