In a time when publishing houses are closing their doors and going for the safe option, it is great to see a duo with a passion for language and writing bringing some exciting new writing into the world. I only just found out about Zoe Dattner and Louise Swinn’s Sleepers Almanac, and while I like the idea of the almanac (especially its title "The Deathbed Challenge"), I love the network and community that they have built around their publishing house.
Sleepers Publishing have built a strong, tight-knit community of writers and readers by hosting regular salons. They use their website to keep the community engaged and up-to-date, and they rely on the passion of their regulars to generate word of mouth and ultimately sales. Not bad work for a two-person company.