Compass Flower Press

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Boundless Winners Announced and we’ve gone to press! Join us at our Launch Party April 20, 2018!

Boundless Launch Party Information:

Columbia Art League
207 S 9th St, Columbia, Missouri
4-7 PM April 20th

Celebrate Boundless, the official anthology of the Unbound Book Festival, from Compass Flower Press. Snacks and Beverages will be served. Proceeds will directly benefit the Unbound Book Festival. Books are on order now and will be available for purchase. Our Editor, David Collins and several featured authors will be present to sign your book.

Our congratulations go out to our Grand Prize winner, Evan Guilford-Blake! Click here for the full list of winners!

Also, a big Thank You to these as well as our anonymous backers of this project for their generosity in helping fund the creation of Boundless:

Greg and Carol Busacker
Sue Dunkin
Kathleen Cain
Annalou Farris
Joseph Holley
Aline Kultgen
Kay Libbus
Alice Anna Reese
Martha and John Rhein
Kit and Cathy Salter
Charles Tutt
Nan and Ken Unklesbay

Boundless RGB 500 PX Wide


Unbound Book Fest logo (bigger)

Don’t forget the kick off event for the UnBound Book Festival is Zadie Smith! If you don’t have a ticket and are unsure of the “Q” to get the empty seats, this is a perfect opportunity to get an early parking space, and enjoy the book launch party, some complimentary wine and snacks, and look at the eye candy (ART!) while you celebrate Boundless with everyone. Then, you are already next door from the Missouri Theatre to get your unclaimed seats to see the fabulous Zadie Smith!

AKA-Publishing was started in 2008, and Compass Flower Press was introduced in late 2013. Each imprint is built on a blend of the strengths of both the traditional and new book publishing models. AKA-Publishing and Compass Flower Press continue to offer more and updated services to keep the quality and beauty of the book as the focus of the publishing process.

With an accessible office in Columbia, Missouri, we feel our biggest advantage is the ability to meet in person, and collaborate real time solutions to questions and issues that arise in design, layout, and editing. AKA-Publishing and Compass Flower Press will scout out editors with a passion for each manuscript, present options for illustrating, and lend an artful eye to both cover and interior layout, and author input gives them the control and ability to realize their vision. All services are priced as needed and per project, so you are not locked in to a “Package” deal. We offer trade paperback, dust jacketed hardback and case laminate hardback; all are available in matte or glossy cover stock.

Modern Print on Demand (POD) technology is the primary model for book printing with the advantage of rapid full distribution, and it is designed to be inventory free, yet readers and book buyers find their orders are filled as fast as warehoused inventory. Authors are able to buy as few or as many books for their own use as they like. There are no minimum orders, quantity discounts are available, and no need to house boxes of unsold books in storage. eBooks are formatted by professionals for use on the Kindle, Nook, and iPad, and distributed to the full online array of booksellers.

“I feel the publishing side of my business offers a great alternative to authors thinking about taking the self publishing plunge compared to other internet options such as Create Space and the sea of other sight unseen Self-publishing houses out there. We offer services for those wishing to keep their book private, as well as those pushing full speed ahead with the goal of quality mainstream literature and genre publishing.”
—Yolanda Ciolli