The perennial question, but we can give quite a simple answer. We’re here to learn how to be happy and make those around us happy too.
Books can help with that. Not just self-help books: fiction can give us a deep insight into our own minds, help us empathise with others, and give us hope for a better future.
That’s why I started UpLit Press. In my experience in publishing my own work, and talking to many author friends, I’ve seen so many beautiful, moving, and important books get rejected because they are not commercially viable enough. In a conservative publishing market, there seemed to be no space for the power of the wacky, genre-bending, thought-provoking, and ultimately good literature to shine. I’d like to change that.