Pleasure Boat Studio: A Nonprofit Literary Press was founded in 1996 to champion unusual books of high literary merit—books with substance, style, and imagination. Donations help fund the production, printing, and shipping of books, as well as certain marketing materials for Pleasure Boat Studio. We are most grateful for your support in helping to foster, preserve, and maintain the distribution of this esteemed collection of titles that form this small, independent press.

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Comments by authors in support of the press.

“Without the continued viability of an independent literary press like  Pleasure Boat Studio, so many deserving voices would be silenced and so many deserving books would never be read. Pleasure Boat’s fierce commitment to both authors and their works deserves recognition and support. As one of those fortunate authors benefiting from Lauren Grosskopf and Pleasure Boat Studio, I know the inestimable joy of seeing one’s work in print and knowing it will now find readers who will bring life and worth to its existence. Pleasure Boat Studio plays an essential and significant role in elevating the cultural spirit of our country and the world.” -Robert Karmon, author of Isaac


“Pleasure Boat Studio not only published my first book of essays in 1998 but has remarkably kept most of my out-of-print books of poetry and my novel from extinction and early death. I can’t be grateful enough to Jack Estes and Lauren Grosskopf for the heroic work they have done. In a world run by profit and hype, they truly CARE about literature, about authors, about their own integrity. In their own small way, they are a national treasure.” -Michael Blumenthal, author of Because They Needed Me: Rita Miljo and the Orphaned Baboons of South Africa; Weinstock Among the Dying; Days We Would Rather Know; When History Enters the House: Essays from Central Europe


“Pleasure Boat Studio is a treasure in the book world. It publishes those of us who don’t have a big name, like Stephen King, shepherds our work carefully, gives us a voice that otherwise would be muted. If we allow a press like Pleasure Boat Studio to sink, then the world of letters that published John Steinbeck when he published work that sold less than a thousand copies will vanish. We allowed the Lord God bird to vanish and the Monarch butterfly is on the verge of extinction. We cannot let this happen to an independent press.” -Russell Hill, author of The Egret; Tom Hall and The Captain of All These Men of Death; Deadly Negatives


“Warm greetings! Yes, hang in there because your publishing house is a meaningful one. Thank you! I / we are here to support the Press. Lots of courage, in solidarity.” -Maria C. de Vasconcelos, Translator of Monique and Kunuar by Luísa Coelho, & Phil Eggers


“I want PLEASURE BOAT to continue with the wonderful books.” – Esther Cohen,, author of Breakfast with Allen Ginsberg, Painting Brooklyn and God is a Tree and Other Middle-Age Stories.


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Pleasure Boat Studio: A Nonprofit Literary Press, where every book is a journey. Thank you for your support! 

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