Private: Indie press goes big-time

A few short months ago, Soft Skull Press was in the news because of its financial troubles. Since then, with Richard Nash at the helm, the indie publisher has righted itself and begun quietly putting out some of the most well-regarded books in publishing.

Among them is Matthew Sharpe’s The Sleeping Father (recently praised by Anne Tyler in a New York Times interview). This morning Sharpe’s novel was named the Today show’s book club selection for February.