Publishing partner of founders, innovators, thinkers and tinkerers

We believe books are powerful tools for communications, influence and learning.
We strive to provide a platform for bigger, more meaningful discussions that advance your ideas.

On Tinkering

Making poems is a form of tinkering. A poet, like a machinist or fabricator, tests out parts of speech, refines and shapes them and assembles them into working contraptions. Then, those new machines shine with beauty and insight. The process of moving language around to form imagery and shape music is a hopeful one, and when beautiful poems appear, they shine like well-made machines or present organic forms that connect to our shared human experiences. 

Somewhere in this tinkering is where Pulley Press begins.

Our Name

Our new poetry press takes its inspiration from the industrial pulley, a sleek, ubiquitous tool that enables workers to hoist up heavy objects.

A pulley might also be a squeaky old bit found in the back of a barn. In keeping with these images, we will publish poetry that feels beautifully designed and artful in craft. At the same time, we want to be open to the hand-made, surprising poems that we might turn up unexpectedly in rural places.

Promotion

We want your ideas to find the widest audience possible. Our promotion team will work with the author to help generate the traditional and social media, reviews, readings, speeches, conferences and other appearances to generate attention, influence and sales.

On Tinkering

Making poems is a form of tinkering. A poet, like a machinist or fabricator, tests out parts of speech, refines and shapes them and assembles them into working contraptions. Then, those new machines shine with beauty and insight. The process of moving language around to form imagery and shape music is a hopeful one, and when beautiful poems appear, they shine like well-made machines or present organic forms that connect to our shared human experiences. 

Somewhere in this tinkering is where Pulley Press begins.

Our Name

Our new poetry press takes its inspiration from the industrial pulley, a sleek, ubiquitous tool that enables workers to hoist up heavy objects.

A pulley might also be a squeaky old bit found in the back of a barn. In keeping with these images, we will publish poetry that feels beautifully designed and artful in craft. At the same time, we want to be open to the hand-made, surprising poems that we might turn up unexpectedly in rural places.

Promotion

We want your ideas to find the widest audience possible. Our promotion team will work with the author to help generate the traditional and social media, reviews, readings, speeches, conferences and other appearances to generate attention, influence and sales.

About

Books remain powerful tools for communication, influence and learning.
Books provide a platform for bigger, more meaningful discussions that advance your ideas and goals.

Our prospective authors—founders, innovators, tinkerers and thinkers—are often overlooked and underserved by today’s book publishing industry. These authors are unfamiliar with the traditional publishing industry and are looking for a partner to facilitate the creation of a new book.

Clyde Hill Publishing believes your ideas, stories, lessons, experiences and legacy deserve an audience.. At first it may simply emerge as a speech or an article. We work with you in a flexible, nimble way to publish the book you want, and that will delight the reader.

Media inquiries can be sent to barbara@clydehillpublishing.com.

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