Saturday, June 6, 2015

For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher

Apex Publications
Contact: Lesley Conner, Managing Editor

For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher

Apex Publications is happy to announce our next release, For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher by Jason Sizemore. For Exposure will be released on June 20th at an event hosted by Apex Publications at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Lexington, KY ( The event will feature a panel with Apex editors and authors about small press publishing, a reading from For Exposure, and a group signing.

For Exposure is a creative nonfiction book in which Jason Sizemore chronicles his journey over the last ten years in the publishing industry and the events that set him on that path, along with rebuttal essays from key people who helped mold Apex into the publishing house it is today.

Synopsis: What does it take to become a Hugo and Stoker Award-nominated editor and publisher? Follow Jason Sizemore's unconventional professional path as it winds through a tiny, overheated Baptist church deep within the coal fields of Appalachia, Kentucky, past a busted printer and a self-serving boss that triggered an early mid-life crisis and the epiphany that he should open a magazine spreading the gospel of science fiction to the masses, all the way to WorldCon 2012 and his first Hugo Awards ceremony.

In this collection of semi-true and sometimes humorous essays, Jason exposes the parties, people, and triumphs that shaped him into the Apex Overlord. He also lays bare the hardships and failures that have threatened to take it all away. Meet Thong Girl, heed the warning about the ham, receive rest stop bathroom wisdom, and visit an emergency room straight out of a horror movie in this extraordinary account of life as a publisher and editor.

With rebuttal essays from Maurice Broaddus, Monica Valentinelli, Lesley Conner, and more, For Exposure tells Jason’s story with insight from key players along his road to success. It is a comprehensive and frank look at what Apex and the genre publishing business is about. Take a shot with the publisher, dance the night away, and become a legend. And do it all For Exposure.

Preorders for For Exposure are currently open ( Preordered trade paperback and hardcover editions will be signed by Jason Sizemore and several of the rebuttal contributors at the Apex Publications 10th Anniversary Celebration on June 20th. Full details of this preorder deal can be found here:

APEX PUBLICATIONS ( is a small press dedicated to publishing exemplary works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Owned and operated by Jason B. Sizemore, Apex publishes the thrice Hugo Award-nominated Apex Magazine. The Apex catalog contains books by genre luminaries such as Damien Angelica Walters, Catherynne M. Valente, and Brian Keene.